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Acupressure & Its Fertility Benefits

Acupressure & Its Fertility Benefits

Acupressure, originating over 5,000 years ago in Asia, constitutes a form of bodywork therapy employing targeted finger pressure on specific points to facilitate the body's self-healing and balancing mechanisms. These points, strategically located where nerves, muscles, and connective tissue converge, induce specific physiological effects and access the individual's life force or qi. A versatile technique, acupressure has demonstrated efficacy in addressing various health issues, including fertility, hormone imbalance, anxiety, insomnia, pain, and low energy. In clinical practice, we find it particularly beneficial for women seeking hormone regulation and fertility enhancement. The simplicity of self-application makes acupressure accessible virtually anywhere. To administer acupressure on oneself, select 2-3 specific points based on individual needs, applying direct and firm finger pressure for 1-2 minutes on each area. Below are some acupressure points we recommend specifically for fertility.

Yin Tang Acupressure Point

Yin Tang:

Located between the eyebrows at the 'third eye' region, Yin Tang serves as an effective point for managing stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Additionally, it proves beneficial for enhancing focus.

Liver 3 Acupressure Point

Liver 3:

Situated on the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second toe, Liver 3 plays a pivotal role in regulating the menstrual cycle, supporting the ovaries and uterus, and promoting blood circulation. This point is also recognized for its efficacy in addressing headaches, stress, anxiety, and insomnia.

Stomach 36 Acupressure Point

Stomach 36:

Found below the kneecap, approximately one fingerbreadth lateral to the bony edge of the tibia, Stomach 36 is a valuable point for fortifying the vital life force (qi) and blood. Particularly advantageous for women over 35 attempting to conceive, it benefits Kidney yin and aids in emotional balance by "calming the spirit."

Ren 12 Acupressure Point

Ren 12:

Positioned on the upper abdomen midline, roughly a hands-width above the belly button, Ren 12, associated with the Conception channel, is significant for both female and male fertility. This point supports the uterus and ovaries, aids in qi regulation, and proves useful for addressing digestive issues like bloating, gas, or reflux. Incorporating the stimulation of these points into one's routine can contribute to a comprehensive approach to reproductive health.

If you want to learn more about ways Traditional Chinese Medicine can help on your fertility journey, schedule an appointment with us today.


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