Infertility can be physically and emotionally difficult for both men and women. There are many reasons for infertility, including a low sperm count, genetic or hormonal disorders, stress and trauma. Anyone who struggles with fertility knows the importance of finding a solution, especially if you don’t have large amounts of money and time to invest in fertility treatments.
Luckily, there are natural solutions that help with infertility symptoms. A common natural solution is acupressure. Acupressure is the art of applying pressure to various parts of your body to improve energy. Here’s a list of acupressure points for both men and women to improve circulation and increase the chance of conception.
Acupressure Points for Male Fertility
Located on the knee joint, the LV8 pressure point relieves body and genital pain, sexual dysfunction and certain male infertility symptoms. In order to efficiently activate these benefits, you’ll need to apply adequate pressure beyond the medial condyle of your tibia. You should try this pressure point especially if you suffer from a low sperm count.
If low libido or a low sperm count is responsible for your inability to conceive, you should give the SP6 pressure point a try. This point is located on your inner leg about four fingers above your ankle bone. By temporarily applying pressure to this area, you help regulate the hormones responsible for boosting infertility.
Acupressure Points for Female Fertility
Commonly referred to as the third eye, this pressure point is located in between your eyebrows. Applying pressure to this area with your fingers activates the pituitary gland, which improves infertility by regulating female reproductive hormones.
When you stimulate the Ren 14 pressure point, you increase cervical mucus production. Cervical mucus is essential to the conception process because it allows the sperm cells to travel from the cervix to the fallopian tubes to fertilize the egg. If you’ve taken birth control, you may produce less cervical mucus, making it difficult to get pregnant.
This pressure point also decreases the amount of buildup in your uterus and fallopian tubes, making it easier for sperm to reach and fertilize the egg. The Ren 14 is activated by applying pressure about four inches above your belly button. If you suffer from heart condition symptoms, this pressure point may provide relief as well.
When it comes to fertility, this is one of the most important acupressure points to try. You can find the Ki 16 on either side of your belly button. Stimulating the Ki 16, which is an inch away from the navel, increases fertility in a number of ways. For one, it assists with autoimmune disorders that interfere with conception. Because of its location, activating the Ki 16 enhances kidney function, which plays a major role in fertility.
The Ren 4 region is also located near the belly button. Instead of being on both sides like the Ki 16, this pressure point lives two inches underneath the navel. Applying pressure to the Ren 4 point improves uterine health. By increasing blood circulation, also increases the likelihood of successful implantation.
Activating the Ren 4 pressure point also assists with full-body detoxification, which may help with conception.
How to Properly Use Acupressure for Fertility
Unlike most professional fertility treatments, you can stimulate pressure points at home with your partner. In the beginning, choose a few of the previously mentioned pressure points and work your way up as you become more comfortable.
To start, you’ll need to take your fingers and apply direct pressure to the point. Be sure to press hard enough for mild pain for at least one minute. If it’s too painful for your muscles, gradually release pressure until it feels more comfortable. Try repeating this on both sides of the body.
When you’re actively trying to conceive, there are some pressure points you’ll want to avoid. These include lower abdominal points like Ren 3, Ren 6 and Zi Gong. Otherwise, repeat these techniques to better your chances of conception.