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11 Important Acupressure Points to

Improve Fertility in Women

By Bipasha Mukherjee 2 Comments

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive even after 12 months of regular sexual
intercourse without any form of protection. On an average, 40 to 50 % cases of
infertility are due to any problem in the woman while 20% of infertility cases are
caused due to problem in the man. Infertility has emerged as one of the leading health
issues among couples in recent times and it is to be blamed on our unhealthy life style
with lack of physical activity and increased stress two of the major reasons of
infertility in both men and women. But with present medical advancement and high
end infertility treatment it is easy to solve this problem. Acupressure and reflexology
can also help in treating the problem of female infertility effectively and the best thing
is that it doesnt backfire and cause any threat to fertility.

Causes of Infertility in Women

Before discussing about the important acupressure points for enhancing fertility lets
know the common reasons for infertility in women.

Hormonal Problems due to Malfunction of Hypothalamus or Pituitary Gland

Inability to produce Mature Eggs
Physical damage to the ovaries
Follicle Dysfunction
Premature Menopause
Chronic Abdominal Diseases
Previous Pelvic or Abdominal Surgeries
Ectopic Pregnancy

Important Acupressure Points to Improve

Fertility in Women
The treatment for infertility using acupressure involves the improvement of blood
flow to the female reproductive organs in order to flush out toxins and reduce
inflammation of the organs.

These acupuncture points for fertility are located on the upper most region of the body
and it starts from the head and moves down gradually.

Epang II: This point is located on two sides of the scalp just above the hair line on
the outer side of the eye brows. Stimulating these two points helps in treating
problems of PMS, relieving painful menstruation and helps in regularizing the
menstrual cycle.
Yintang: This acupressure point is located on the forehead just between the two
eyebrows. Stimulating this point with the fingers helps in improving the functions of
the pituitary gland that regulates the release of female sex hormones. In addition,
this acupressure point also helps in relieving migraines and anxiety related headaches.

Acupressure Points on Mid-Section of the Body

The following set of acupuncture points are located in the mid-section of the body and
are directly related to fertility. Periodic stimulation of these points can help in
improving libido and hormonal balance.

Lv 14: This set of acupressure points is located just below the two breasts, two ribs
below the nipple. Stimulating this point helps in correcting hormonal imbalance and
breast tenderness related to PMS, improving sex drive and libido. In addition, it is also
useful for relieving digestive disorders and boosting liver functions.

Ren 14: This acupressure point is located precisely half way between the sternum and
the belly button, just 4 inches above the belly button. Stimulation of this point helps in
reducing fluid buildup in fallopian tubes and uterus and improves secretion of cervical
mucus. In addition, it also helps in treating heart diseases, relieving asthma and
transforming phlegm.
Ki 16: This is one of the most important acupuncture points for fertility. This
reflexology point is located at a distance of one inch on both sides of the belly button.
Stimulating this point is believed to improve general fertility health and boost the
chances of conception in women. It also helps in correcting autoimmune related
infertility issues caused by troubled immunological response.

Ren 6: This acupressure point for fertility is located directly below the belly button, at
a gap of 1 and a half inches from the navel. Stimulation of this point helps in boosting
libido and improving energy of the body and it also helps in relieving stress,
exhaustion, tiredness and chronic fatigue.
Ren 4: This Acupressure point is located 2 inches below the belly button, midline on
the conception meridian. Stimulation of this point improves the health of the uterus by
increasing blood circulation thus, preparing it for implantation. In addition, it also
helps in improving the functions of the kidney that helps in complete detoxification of
the body.

Acupressure Points on Back of the Body

The next set of acupressure points for fertility treatment is located at the back of the
body. The main functions of these points is promoting deep relaxation and relieving
stress that hugely affect the menstrual cycle.

UB 44: This reflexology point is located on both sides of the 5th thoracic vertebra.
Stimulating this set of points helps in relieving stress, anxiety, stimulating uterine
contractions in order to strengthen the uterus and relieve abdominal pain during
menstruation. In addition, it also helps in promoting sleep and treating insomnia.

UB 15: This set of acupressure points is located 1.5 inches from the spine, right on the
5th thoracic vertebra, on both the right and left side of the body, close to point UB 44.
Stimulating this point helps in amending hormonal imbalance and correcting irregular
menstrual cycle. In addition, it can also help in improving sleep, relieving anxiety and
mood swings.
UB 23: This point is useful for treating infertility related problems of both women and
men. Located at the back, exactly opposite to the navel, at the level of the 2nd thoracic
vertebra, this set of points on both sides of the spine help in relieving menstrual
cramps and controlling abnormal vaginal discharge. If stimulated in men, this point
helps in treating impotence.

DU 4: This point is located at the middle of the two UB 23 points and is known as the
Life Gate. Located just on the midline, on the spine at the 2nd thoracic lumbar
vertebra, it helps in improving overall health of the uterus, thereby supporting fertility.
Stimulation of this point also helps in supplying energy to the reproductive organs
and relieving knee pains.

Therefore, regularize your menstrual cycles, relieve painful menstruation and prepare
your body for pregnancy by stimulating these acupressure points and enjoy the
benefits of stress relief along with it.