ACUPRESSURE AND SEXOLOGY
Acupressure is a form of alternative therapy which involves the application of manual pressure (usually with the fingertips) to stimulate specific points on the body, along with what are considered to be LINES OF ENERGY. According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), invisible pathways of energy called meridians, flow within the body. At least 14 meridians are thought to connect our organs with other parts of the body. Acupuncture and acupressure points lie along those meridians. If the flow of energy (also called “chi” or “qi”) is blocked at any point on a meridian, it’s thought to cause various symptoms and health conditions anywhere along the meridian. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupressure points or ashi trigger points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians with finger tips or other pressure instruments. History – According to some historians, acupressure in China is thought to have been practiced even earlier than acupuncture and may date as far back as 2000 B.C. Acupressure is thought to restore health by clearing or removing energy imbalances in the body. Practitioners of TCM believe that there is a vital force or energy called chi (sometimes spelled qi and pronounced “chee”) that flows through the body and between the skin surface and the internal organs along channels or pathways called meridians. Practitioners of TCM have identified at least 2,000 acupoints (locations on the body used in both acupressure and acupuncture) along the 14 (or 20) meridians that can be stimulated to unblock the flow of chi.
Types of acupressure –
- BASIC ACUPRESSURE The basic technique used in Western versions of acupressure is pressure applied by the human finger or hand in order to relieve stress or tension and enable the body to relax.
There are four techniques used in basic acupressure:
- Firm pressure. The thumbs, fingers, knuckles, or side of the hand are used to apply steady stationary pressure to relax a part of the body or relieve pain.
- Slow-motion kneading. The practitioner uses the heels of the hands as well as the thumbs and fingers to knead or squeeze large muscle groups. This technique is used to relieve constipation as well as leg cramps or tension in the neck and shoulders.
- Light brisk rubbing. This technique is used to improve blood circulation in the skin or to relieve chills.
- Quick tapping. The practitioner uses fingertips on the face or a loose fist on larger areas of the body in order to improve muscle tone and nerve function.
- SHIATSU Shiatsu is a Japanese form of acupressure whose name comes from the Japanese words for “finger” and “pressure.” In addition to putting pressure on acupoints, the shiatsu practitioner may use palm pressure, stretching, kneading, or other manipulative techniques. The most distinctive aspect of shiatsu is the intensive use of the practitioner’s thumbs during the treatment.
- TUI NA MASSAGE Tui na (sometimes spelled tuina) massage, an integral part of TCM, is part of the curriculum in Chinese medical schools. Its name can be loosely translated as “push-grasp” or “pokepinch.” It involves vigorous deep-tissue work as well as lighter stroking or touching, as it is intended to improve the body’s structural realignment as well as relieve stress. Practitioners may use any part of the hand, the palms, or knuckles as well as the fingers. They may also use herbal packs or compresses to warm the client’s skin.
- REFLEXOLOGY, also known as zone therapy, is a form of acupressure in which pressure is applied to the sole of the client’s foot by the practitioner’s hands or by tongue depressors, rubber balls, or sticks of wood. A typical reflexology treatment lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, with sessions spaced over four to eight weeks. The client remains fully clothed while the practitioner massages the feet and then applies firmer pressure to the areas of the feet corresponding to the parts of the body that are tense or painful. The reflexologist may use lotions, oils, or aromatherapy products as part of the treatment.
- TAPAS ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUE (TAT) Tapas acupressure technique (TAT) is based on the basic TCM theory of ill health as due to energy blockages in the body, although it also claims to release stress inherited from one’s ancestors as well as stress resulting from physical disorders or emotional trauma in the client’s own life.
- HYBRID FORMS OF ACUPRESSURE Some forms of self-administered acupressure consist of combining pressure on acupoints with bending or stretching exercises or yoga poses. Acu-yoga is a discipline in which the practitioner chooses certain yoga postures that will place pressure on the acupoints that affect his or her specific health concern. Acu-yoga is intended to increase awareness and inner calm as well as relieve physical stress and tension.
BENEFITS OF ACUPRESSURE: Along with its ability to help treat variety of ailments, patients experience additional benefits of acupressure massage. It’s a deeply relaxing experience and — like other types of massage — can help with: Relieving stress, tension and anxiety, improving sleep, Relaxing muscles and joints, Soothing the pain and discomfort of a sports or other injury, reducing digestive issues, minimizing headaches, alleviating chronic pain, endures better sex, makes immunity system strong etc. The therapy stimulates the body’s circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. It also helps the function of the immune system and the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Generally, it also has many other benefits like: No side-effects, Cost-effectiveness, Safe, Non-invasive, Helps conceive, Eliminates side-effects of fertility medication. It also has multiple specific benefits for both sexes. Like Maintain the balance of hormone levels, decreases stress associated with infertility, Regulates the kidney, Revitalizes reproductive organs. Helps in achieving normal levels of hormones – Testosterone in your body. ACUPRESSURE AND SEXOLOGY: Ancient Chinese Sexology practice; use the acupressure points to cultivate sexual energy in lovemaking. Acupressure also fortifies fertility, arousal, and sexual endurance, enhancing sexual pleasure. To help treat sexual problems, acupressure has many benefits for the body and mind. Stimulating the acupressure points with full body embraces, kisses, and the secrets of touch. Acupressure also provides answers for sexual problems such as inhibited sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, dysfunction, impotency, infertility, night falls and sexual frustration through an understanding of where sexual energy gets blocked and what points to use to release it. Results to achieve deeper sexual communication and to unleash the dynamic force of love. Medically, acupressure helps improve Sexual Energy in four major ways:
- Improves blood flow to the reproductive organs.
- Reduces existing inflammation by helping get rid of toxins from the human body.
- Reduces pain and stress.
- Improves pelvic functions.
How to Apply Self Acupressure ___ You can easily and safely try acupressure at home. However, it is ideal to take initial guidance from a professional to get trained about the exact pressure points and cun measurements. Usually, one cun is approximately 1 centimetre. It is a fulfilling experience if you do it with your partner as well.
1) Use your fingertips or thumb to apply pressure to the point corresponding to the problem you have. You may also use the end of a wooden spoon or a pencil eraser.
2) Do not press so hard that you feel pain or discomfort. Press only so much that you’re still comfortable.
3) If your acupressure points are on your backside, seek your partner’s help.
4) To stimulate the point correctly, you need to move your fingers in a clockwise direction slowly.
5) Take slow, deep breaths when you apply the pressure.
6) Press for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
7) Then release the first point and move onto the next.
8) Keep your nails short to avoid scratching the pressure point.
Caution: You need to take these precautions in case of acupressure for female infertility when trying to conceive. Do not use acupressure if you are pregnant. You should ideally also consult a healthcare professional before practicing acupressure at home to get your specific problems diagnosed first. This will ensure that you know the exact pressure points that will benefit you.
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION & ACUPRESSURE POINTS : Erectile dysfunction (ED), more commonly referred to as impotence, is one of the most common problems men face when it comes to sexual health. This is the inability to maintain or get an erection during sexual intercourse. Various Ayurvedic preparations are effective for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment in India.
1. Gate Origin: The Conception Vessel 4 (CV4), also called the “Gate Origin,” is the commonly used acupressure point used for impotence. You can locate it by putting four fingers below the belly button. It is stimulated by applying significant pressure between the belly button and the pubic bone for 1 to 2 minutes. Breathe deeply as you do this. These techniques help relieve erectile dysfunction.
2. Sea of Vitality: Bladder 23 and Bladder 47 points are called the “Sea of Vitality.” They are found on the lower back in the same area like the belly button. You stimulate them by using the back of your hands to apply pressure. Rub them for about a minute so as to generate heat. Use the thumb and fingertips to press down firmly for another minute. These pressure points are helpful in the relief of impotence, erectile dysfunction, lower back pain, and premature ejaculation.
3. Bubbling Springs: Kidney 1 (K1) is found under the foot in the center area. This point is called the “Bubbling Springs.” You can stimulate it by pressing firmly with your thumb for about a minute as you take deep breaths, do this on both feet. It helps with impotence but also problems linked with menopause such as hot flashes.
4. Bigger Stream: Kidney 3 (K3) is called the “Bigger Stream.” It is located in the back of the ankle halfway between the Achilles’ tendon and the anklebone. You can stimulate it by using the firm to press firmly for about a minute, try to angle the pressure more towards the ankle bone as you take deep breaths. Do this on both legs. This technique can also help with the relief of sexual tensions, fatigue, and swollen feet.
5. Three-Mile Point: Stomach 36 (st36) is called the “Three Mile Point.” You can locate this point by putting four fingers below the knee cap and move with the width of one finger outside of the shinbone. You will know you have located this point if when you move your foot up and down, you feel a muscle flex. You stimulate it by using the middle and index fingertips to apply deep pressure for about a minute. Change and apply to the same area on the other leg. This technique also helps with the relief of constipation, insomnia, and other health problems. For it to work for sexual dysfunction issuses, you need to do it for a couple of months.
PREMATURE EJACULATION & ACUPRESSURE POINTS : Premature ejaculation is a condition where a man ejaculates too early before his partner achieves an orgasm is a very common ailment affecting millions of men worldwide. Some men ejaculate somewhere between 1 to 2 minutes of the sexual intercourse while others may take a longer or even shorter time.
1) Sea of Vitality: Bladder 23 and Bladder 47 points are called the “Sea of Vitality.” They are found on the lower back in the same area like the belly button. You stimulate them by using the back of your hands to apply pressure. Rub them for about a minute so as to generate heat. Use the thumb and fingertips to press down firmly for another minute. These pressure points are helpful in the relief of impotence, erectile dysfunction, lower back pain, and premature ejaculation.
2) Bubbling Springs: Kidney 1 (K1) is found under the foot in the center area. This point is called the “Bubbling Springs.” You can stimulate it by pressing firmly with your thumb for about a minute as you take deep breaths, do this on both feet. It helps with impotence but also problems linked with menopause such as hot flashes.
3) Sacral Points: Bladder 27 and Bladder 34 points are called the “Sacral points.” (B27-B34) These points lie on the base of the spine in the hollows of the sacrum, the large bony area at the base of the spine. The Sacral Points are a set of very close points on the sacrum. To stimulate these points, you can massage the area for few minutes. They increase the blood and energy flows in the pelvis (genitalia, chakras). These points are helpful in releasing the stress from the genital area, maintaining and balancing the flow of natural energy across the genital system. Also helps in sexual dysfunctions like premature ejaculation, lack or decreased libido etc.
4) CV2: This point is located on the midline of the lower abdomen, at the superior border of the pubic symphysis, 5 cm below the umbilicus. Use thumbs, fingers, palms, the side of the hand, or knuckles to apply steady, stationary pressure to the point for 1-2 minutes. It treats a variety of urinary, lower abdominal, sexual, genital and gynecological diseases. It is also helpful in premature ejaculation, nightfall, masturbation etc.
5) KIDNEY 11: (K11) Located on the lower abdomen, 5 cm below the center of the umbilicus, 0.5 cm lateral to the anterior midline. Use thumbs, fingers, palms, the side of the hand, or knuckles to apply steady, stationary pressure to the point for 1-2 minutes. Beneficial in Lower abdominal distention and pain, dysuria, enuresis, Spermatorrhoea, impotence like premature ejaculation, nightfall, dhatrog etc. hernia, pain of genitalia. Various Ancient herbal and Ayurvedic medicines are available for the Premature Ejaculation treatment in India.
Acupressure points for premature ejaculation. MASTURBATION, DHAT ROG AND ACUPRESSURE POINTS :
Masturbation is defined as …if a person in conscious state, intentionally fulfilling the libido (sexual Desire) by stimulating the mind and genital organs by friction and one’s own hand then this condition is called masturbation. It is also known by the names hand practice, Hastkriya and Hast Maithun. Various Ancient herbal and Ayurvedic medicines are available for the Masturbation treatment in India. Dhat syndrome is a condition in which male patients report that they are passing semen in their urine. Often the patient describes the loss of a whitish fluid while passing urine. Various Ancient herbal and Ayurvedic medicines are available for the Dhat Syndrome treatment in India.
There are five acupressure points that specific address the challenges of addiction of masturbation and Dhat Rog.
These acupressure points are located in the ear. Individuals can rub those points when they are starting to feel anxious.
1. The Autonomic Point helps calm the nervous system and contributes to overall relaxation.
2. The Shen Men, or “Spirit Gate,” contributes to reduced anxiety and nervousness.
3. The Kidney Point helps calm fears and heal internal organs.
4. The Liver Point aids in detoxification, blood purification, and quelling aggression.
5. The Lung Point increases air circulation throughout the body and helps clients let go of sadness or depression.
There are other points that can help boost the anxiety, depression and reproductive-urinary system to help with masturbation problem.
1) Elegant Mansion point: The K 27 Acupressure points, place your fingertips below your collarbone, just to the side of your breastbone. Rub with firm pressure, feeling for an indentation and soreness. When you get the point, you will feel a connection with your throat or chest, especially when you deepen your breath. Use enough pressure to connect with the tightness or soreness. Hold for 2 to 3 minutes, as you breathe slowly and deeply. Repeat 3 to 5 times daily for greater effectiveness. They are helpful for emotional concerns, such as anxiety and agitation, and for hormonal issues, such as thyroid gland irregularities. The K 27 points also boost the immune system.
2) Sea of Vitality: Bladder 23 and Bladder 47 points are called the “Sea of Vitality.” They are found on the lower back in the same area like the belly button. You stimulate them by using the back of your hands to apply pressure. Rub them for about a minute so as to generate heat. Use the thumb and fingertips to press down firmly for another minute. These pressure points are helpful in the relief of impotence, erectile dysfunction, lower back pain, semen leakage and premature ejaculation.
3) Gate Origin: The Conception Vessel 4 (CV4), also called the “Gate Origin,” is the commonly used acupressure point used for impotence. You can locate it by putting four fingers below the belly button. It is stimulated by applying significant pressure between the belly button and the pubic bone for 1 to 2 minutes. Breathe deeply as you do this. These techniques help relieve erectile dysfunction, semen fall, night incontinence, hernia, and uro-reproductive issues.
4) Bigger Stream: Kidney 3 (K3) is called the “Bigger Stream.” It is located in the back of the ankle halfway between the Achilles’ tendon and the anklebone. You can stimulate it by using the firm to press firmly for about a minute, try to angle the pressure more towards the ankle bone as you take deep breaths. Do this on both legs. This technique can also help with the relief of sexual tensions, fatigue, and swollen feet. It also helps relieve sexual anxiety, semen leak, tiredness, and libido problems.
5) Conception Vessel 6:(CV6) Located on the midline, 1.5 cm inferior to the umbilicus. Use thumbs, fingers, palms, the side of the hand, or knuckles to apply steady, stationary pressure to the point for 1-2 minutes. Regulates and boosts the origin; banks the kidney and supplements vacuity; harmonizes; treats vaginal discharge; nightfall issues, premature ejaculation, rough micturition with dark urine; involuntary semen fall; infertility.
NIGHTFALL & ACUPRESSURE POINTS : Nightfall or wet dreams is the involuntary discharge of semen with or without sexual excitation during sleep. It is also known as wet dreams or nocturnal emissions. Various Ancient herbal and Ayurvedic medicines are available for the Nightfall treatment in India. 1) ST-30: This point is located on the lower abdomen, 2 cm lateral to the midline and 1 cm inferior to the umbilicus or, 1 cm below the umbilicus, 2 cm laterally. It regulates normal functioning of abdomen, relaxes the tendons (swelling and pain of external genitalia, hernia). difficulty holding urine, dribbling urine. Sexual disorders like irregular menstruation, premature ejaculation, masturbation etc.
2) Point 12: This point is mentioned in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda classics, there are certain points all across the body which boosts energy and maintains harmony of the organ or system related to that point. This point is related to Penis & vagina. Use thumbs to apply steady, stationary pressure to the point for 1-2 minutes. Helps in normal functioning and balancing the heat in body, increasing semen quantity and quality. Pain at the time of menstruation, white discharge, Nightfall can be treated with this point.
3) Point 15: This point is also mentioned in Ayurveda. Related to testis. Disorder like thin semen, rapid ejaculation, nightfall, hydrocele is treated with this point. Use thumbs to apply steady, stationary pressure to the point for 1-2 minutes.
Acupressure Points for Male Fertility: These are the certain acupressure points for infertility in men that work very well. 1. LV8: It is on the side of the knee joint, behind the medial condyle of the tibia. It can help reduce pain in the external genitalia, low sperm production, infertility, insomnia, depression, panic attacks, venereal diseases, etc.
2. SP6: It is on the inside of the leg, four fingers-width over the inner ankle bone. It also helps maintain balance, depression, impotence, low sperm count, sterility, low libido, pain in the external genitalia, warts, haemorrhoids, insomnia, and regulates hormones, etc.
3. Bladder (B) 23 and UB 23: These are known as the ‘Sea of Vitality’ points. They are on the lower back, in between the second and the third lumbar vertebrae, two finger widths away from the spine at the waist level. They help with infertility, impotence, quick fall (ejaculation), reproductive issues, fatigue, lower back pain, etc.
4. Conception Vessel (CV) 4: This point is called the ‘Gate Origin’, and it is located precisely at the four-finger-width below the belly button. It helps with impotence, erectile problems, uro-reproductive issues, and urinary incontinence.
5. Conception Vessel (CV) 6: It is at the three-finger-width below the belly button, which adds reproductive vitality and treats erectile problems, semen fall, night incontinence, hernia, and uro-reproductive issues.
ACUPRESSURE IN MALE INFERTILITY . Acupressure Points for Female Fertility:
Women experiencing any reproductive disorders can hugely benefit from acupressure as well. There are specific acupressure points associated with acupressure for female infertility. Here are main acupressure points for women that help with fertility. The location of these points is usually in cun measurements. 1 cun is approximately 1 cm. You can also do the measurements in finger width. They can get relief from: Premenstrual syndrome, Painful menstruation, absent periods, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Irregular menstrual cycles, Hormonal imbalance. It can be safely used along with medication for IUI or IVF preparation. It also helps your body prepare for pregnancy.
1. Ren 3 and 4: They are in the abdomen. Ren 3 is 4 centimetres or 4 fingers width below the umbilicus (belly button). It helps regularise menstruation, improves kidney function, and alleviates pelvic inflammation and endometriosis. Ren 4 is in the middle of the abdomen, around three cm below the umbilicus and optimises energy flow to the uterus.
2. Zigong: It is located just at the ovaries and improves blood circulation to the uterus and ovaries.
3. Ren 12: Located between the belly button and the sternum, it helps release harmful body fluids accumulated in the uterus, fallopian tubes, or bladder.
4. St 30: It is around five cm below the umbilicus and laterally placed two cm from the mid-line of your body. It aids ovulation and improves the entire reproductive system.
5. Epang II: It is on the two sides of the scalp just above the hairline, towards the outer region of the eyebrows. It alleviates PMS, painful, and irregular menstruation.
6. Yintang: It is on the forehead between the eyebrows. It helps improve pituitary gland functions that are associated with the release of female sex hormones. It also relieves migraine and stress headaches.
ACCUPRESURE POINTS IN FEMALE INFERTILTY.