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Where are the Acupuncture Points for Fertility?

Acupuncture, recognised for its effectiveness in enhancing fertility, focuses on specific points that are integral for reproductive health. 

Our exploration will cover the key acupuncture points, detailing their locations and roles in fertility enhancement. From regulating menstrual cycles to improving sperm motility, these points offer a holistic approach to addressing fertility issues. 

Ren 7

Located just above the belly button, Ren 7 is instrumental in regulating menstrual cycles and enhancing blood production. It plays a pivotal role in improving ovulation and egg quality, making it a vital point for fertility acupuncture treatments.

Bladder 23

Situated on the lower back at waist level, near the spine, Bladder 23 is known for its ability to reduce stress levels. This point is integral in promoting hormonal balance and enhancing overall reproductive health, which is crucial for fertility.

Kidney 3

Found on the inner ankle between the Achilles tendon & the medial malleolus, Kidney 3 is key in boosting vitality. It has a significant impact on improving male sperm count and motility levels, as well as enhancing female egg health.

Ex-CA1 (Zigongxue)

Known as the “uterus point,” Ex-CA1 is located above the pubic bone and is critical in addressing conditions linked to the uterus. This includes its usage in treatments for infertility, painful menstruation, and uterine prolapse.

Ren 2 (Curved Bone)

Located on the midline of the abdomen, just superior to the pubic bone, 5 cun below the umbilicus, Ren 2, also known as “Curved Bone,” is used to treat male infertility issues, feminine discharge, irregular menstrual cycles, and painful menstruation.

Ren 5 (Stone Gate)

On the midline, 2 cun inferior to the umbilicus, the distance from the centre of the umbilicus to the superior border of the pubis symphisis bone being 5 cun, Ren 5, or “Stone Gate,” is traditionally used to treat fertility issues in both men and women. It’s also known to assist with abdominal pain and gastrointestinal problems.

ST30 (Surging Qi)

ST30, located level with the superior edge of the pubic bone, 2 cun units lateral to the mid-line and known as “Surging Qi,” St30 is used to treat male infertility and help women with various menstrual conditions like irregular periods and abnormal uterine bleeding.

KD13 (Qi Hole)

Situated on the lower abdomen along the kidney meridian, KD13 or “Qi Hole,” plays a significant role in treating infertility and various gynaecological conditions, contributing to abdominal and reproductive health.

Conclusion: Understanding Acupuncture Points for Fertility

In conclusion, the various acupuncture points such as Ren 7, Bladder 23, Kidney 3, Ex-CA1, Ren 2, Ren 5, ST30, and KD13 play a crucial role in enhancing fertility. 

Each point, strategically located on the body, offers specific benefits that contribute to reproductive health. 

By focusing on these acupuncture points for fertility, practitioners can provide targeted treatments that improve the chances of conception, offering a natural and holistic approach to fertility enhancement.

Lavina Cullen
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