Acupressure Points For Fertility – Everything You Need To Know

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Acupressure for fertility

Acupressure is a 5000-year-old Asian practice that involves applying pressure with the thumb or finger to specific body points to balance and regulate energy flow within the body. It helps relieve pain and promotes muscle relaxation. Acupressure for fertility is getting popular as an alternative therapy aside from regular medications and treatments to improve the chances of conception.

Fertility acupressure is an ideal treatment that improves your fertility health when combined with fertility yoga, diet, and Ayurveda. It focuses on specific reproductive organs like the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, kidneys, liver, spleen, and urinary bladder. Here is everything you need to know about the effectiveness of this technique to boost your chances of conception and vital acupressure points for male and female fertility.

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What Is Acupressure?

Acupressure is a form of alternative medicine in which we use manual pressure to release tension by applying pressure with the help of hands, thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows, or feet on specific acupoints to maintain the balance of flow and energy within the body.

Stretching, acupressure massage, and other techniques are sometimes included in acupressure therapy. Acupressure and other forms of Asian bodywork aim to balance and restore the health of the body’s energy channels and regulate the forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy).

Is Acupressure Safe When Trying To Conceive?

Acupressure safe when trying to conceive

Yes, most of the time, acupressure practice is safe and does not cause any adverse effects. 

However, the research is still being done and is inconsistent. There is no conclusive evidence that acupuncture can treat infertility or aid in conception, even though some studies have shown it improves sperm quality and ovarian function.

 In traditional Chinese medicine, qi (pronounced “chi”) is an energy force that flows through pathways in the body called meridians with the help of Acupressure. The technique of acupressure helps to stimulate the reproductive organs and boost fertility in both men and women.

Who Should Try Acupressure For Fertility?

Anyone planning to have a baby can try out acupressure after consulting a doctor and finding a certified specialist with known expertise in handling fertility cases.

You can try out acupressure for fertility in situations such as

  • Diagnosed male or female infertility
  • Issues with periods such as irregular or absent periods
  • Reproductive issues such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, or PCOS, among other pelvic issues
  • In preparation for fertility treatments such as IUI or IVF
  • Hormonal imbalances in both men and women

According to some studies, patients undergoing IVF treatment may have more live births if they receive acupuncture. Others show that it helps in reducing stress and anxiety related to infertility. Acupuncture has no significant adverse effects, either long-term or short-term.

Advantages of Acupressure Therapy For Fertility


This ancient healing acupressure therapy for fertility is very helpful in balancing the blood flow going to the reproductive organs in the body by improving fertility. 

Acupressure therapy for fertility has the following advantages-

  • Ancient practice proven to be relatively safe for conception
  • Does not interfere with other medications or treatment procedures
  • Improves the blood flow flowing throughout the body.
  • Reduces stress and tension 
  • Relaxes the muscles.
  • Improves pelvic functions.
  • Does not have any side effects.
  • Maintain hormonal balance.

Acupressure Points For Female Fertility

Acupressure points for female fertility

There are some specific acupressure or accu points for female fertility who are trying to conceive. To maintain the correct balance of energy and blood flow, some areas of the body are where these points are located.

Here are the following acupressure points-

1. Liver 3

Moving up from the area between your first and second toes, you can find this point on the top of your foot. This acupressure point helps eliminate headaches, dizziness, facial paralysis, and stress/anxiety.

2. Zi Gong

This means ‘Palace of the Child.’ The point is about 4 inches below the belly button and 3 inches from your body’s centerline. It keeps supplying blood flow to the ovaries to keep your menstrual cycle on time.

3. Ren 12

Ren 12 is located in the upper abdomen and the center. It helps in relieving stomach pain, acidity, insomnia, etc.

4. Epang II

You can find the point on the outside of your eyebrow, close to the hairline, on your scalp. If you stimulate this point, the menstrual cycle will become more on time and less painful.

5. St 30

It is lateral to your body’s midline, about two centimeters away, and about five centimeters below the umbilicus. It enhances the entire reproductive system and helps with ovulation.

Acupressure Points For Male Fertility

Acupressure points for male fertility

There are particular areas on the body that are thought to favorably affect reproductive health in males by increasing energy balance and circulation.

Here are the following acupressure points-

1. LV8

It is located at the end of the knee joint when we bend our knees. It helps to treat issues like knee pain, abdominal pain, etc. 

2. SP6

It is located where the liver, kidney, and spleen meet. It helps to restore blood flow by maintaining a good balance between the kidney and the liver.

3. (K) Kidney 1

It is located in the center of the sole, between the two pads, and is referred to as “Bubbling Springs.” It helps in solving issues like erectile dysfunction and menopause.

4. Renal (K) 3

It is known as the “Bigger Stream” and is situated behind the ankle and inside the ankle bone. It helps with libido issues, semen leak, fatigue, and sexual anxiety.

5. 13 Spleen (Sp)

It is known as “Mansion Cottage” and is situated in the pelvis, in the middle of the crease, where your leg joins your body. It aids in treating erectile dysfunction.

How To Apply Self-Acupressure For Fertility

Acupressure is simple and secure to try at home. Please take advice from the doctors before trying out the same.

 Follow some points mentioned below-

  • Apply pressure with the tips of your fingers or thumb to the area where you feel the pain.
  • Do not apply too much pressure that causes you pain or discomfort. 
  • Ask your partner for help if your backside has acupressure points.
  • Rotate the fingers in a clockwise direction to get the result.
  • Practice breathing exercises. Inhale and exhale slowly while doing the same.
  • You must press at a certain point for comfort only for 30-60 seconds.


Acupressure, an old healing medicine, has proven effective in males and females. There are many acupressure points to maintain a healthy blood flow into the reproductive organs.

However, one should always recommend their doctor for any acupressure techniques or methods for fertility. 


1. Does Acupressure Improve Egg Quality?

Research has found that Acupressure can improve egg and embryo quality. It can therefore lead to better and improved chances of a successful pregnancy. One study examined the effects of acupuncture on women who had previously received an infertility diagnosis. 

2. Can Acupressure Increase Ovulation?

Yes, Acupressure techniques help in resulting in higher ovulation frequency. Acupuncture and medicine used to induce ovulation are ineffective in women with PCOS-polycystic ovary syndrome.

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