July 19, 2015
Acupressure points for fertility a how to guide
Often times, women looking to get pregnant or undergoing IVF, seek the help and advice of an acupuncturist. Chinese medicine and acupuncture have been used for hundreds of years to treat infertility. Often times, patients will come in for treatment once a week but this is usually not enough to keep the body’s momentum going. A good way to supplement acupuncture would be to use do self acupressure.
Using hands rather than needles at points to promote the blood circulation and unblock the channels of the body. These points each have a close relationship to reproductive system of a woman’s body according to Chinese medicine. You can knead these points using to tip of your fingers at these points until a sore achy sensation is felt. It is best to do this twice a day for eight to ten minutes:
Kidney 1 (yong quan)
Kidney 1 otherwise known as “bubbling spring” is located on the sole of your foot. To find it, cup your foot in your hands, with the sole facing you. Now mentally divide your foot into three parts. If your heel is the first part and your toes are the third, the second part is the section that lies right behind the metatarsal joint. It’s basically the center of your sole. Place your thumb—the right thumb if you are right-handed, the left if you are left-handed—squarely on this spot. Place your second thumb next to the first and press down hard, wrapping your other fingers around your foot to get some leverage for applying pressure. Stimulating it helps awaken your body systems and slow down the aging process. It also helps to improve your circulation, particularly blood flow to your pelvic cavity, which in turn can help your egg quality.
Spleen 6 (san yin jiao)
Sp6 or “three yin crossing” is one of the most frequently used points for women’s health. It is the crossing point of the kidney, liver, and spleen meridians, which are vital in organs in Chinese Medicine. This powerful point stimulates your female energy and strengthens your reproductive organs. Using the inside of your ankle bone as a starting point, lay your four fingers horizontally across your ankle area. It is the area four finger breadths just off your shin bone.
Large intestine 4 (he gu)
Li4 “joining valley” Is located at the middle junction of your index finger and thumb. This point is good for the immune system and for health in general. Located on the yang ming Large Intestine channel, it is used as a key point circulate blood and vital energy and one of the most commonly used points in acupuncture. It’s a source of pain relief, including pelvic pain, menstrual cramps, and headache. It’s also good for adjusting your nervous system and for bringing circulation throughout your entire body.
*Please do not use these points if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant. If and when in doubt please consult your practitioner if you have any questions or feel free to send an email to: Wongguohua@gmail.com
Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.
Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures at the Endeavour College of Natural Health. For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.
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