2 fertility acupressure techniques to try

Try these 2 fertility acupressure techniques for conception

I am a great believer in  complementary therapies such as acupressure and reflexology to support conception.  Acupressure  is easy to learn and supports you both  emotionally and physically.   If you have not heard of acupressure before then it is simply  the application of pressure (as with the thumbs or fingertips) to the same discrete  meridian points on the body stimulated in acupuncture that is used for its therapeutic effects such as the relief of tension or pain  and  it helps redirect Qi energy along the body.

1. Womb Tilt Acupressure

If you have been investigating your fertility with Western medicine you may well have been told by your ultrasound technician that your womb tilts . This could be forwards, backwards or even to the side.  Women rarely have a “text book” uterus, they come in all shapes and sizes! Each angle associated with a tilted womb is not going to stop conception taking place  but it can cause conception to take a little longer to happen.

 IF YOUR WOMB TILT BACKWARDS YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO 

a) sleep on your back or b)  you are very slim and there is little fat tissue to support the uterus. 

Here’s the 1st exercise.  Simply kneel and lean your weight forward onto your folded arms on the floor.  Your lower back should be at a forty-five degree angle from the floor (see illustration above).  Rest your head on your arms.  Now, rest here for 10 minutes.  I suggest you spend the time listening to one of my meditations to help you connect with your uterus but if this doesn’t interest you then simply rest and relax.

Keep this really simple  – just do it once a day  for mindful practice or use as sex position during your conception window.  Remember to include  the fertility diet  ,  plenty of rest and follow the Creation Fertility Lifestyle.

 

2.  Groin pulse acupressure to support your fertility

Focusing on the reproductives  this simple  technique is great for  men and women helping to clear blockages in the femoral arteries and opening the vena cava – that’s the large vein that encourages  blood to flow from your legs to your reproductive organs and back again.

Ladies:  This technique  helps  bring blood and “energy” to  your  uterus and ovaries PLUS it  encourages both ovaries to receive their fair share of vital essences.  Men:  this exercise is “nature’s Viagra” it helps improve blood flow to the penis.

Here’s how to do it.  Remember to do this once or twice daily please.  I recommend this for the first 2 weeks of each cycle – up to and over ovulation but leave it after that until you begin your next bleed.

1.     Begin by lying on your back with your knees slightly bent and feet flat (see illustration, you may need some pillows)

2.     Place the fingertips of both hands on the top of your pubic bone. (If you put your thumb on your naval and let your hand rest against your lower abdomen your pubic bone should be near your little finger)

3.     Slide your fingers out towards your legs until you reach the fold that separates your lower abdomen from your thighs (see illustration again – it’s difficult to write this!). Lightly palpate this area, feeling for a slight dip of each side. Hopefully you will feel a pulse but fiddle about until you find the right spot.  Your body is not a text book and the slight dips vary in area!

4.     Now place a finger of each pulse.   Pay attention,   take time to notice how the pulses feel in relation to each other.  Mindfully connect  each pulse with  strength, intensity, speed, tension (hard or soft) and sensitivity (painful/achy or comfortable) . Does one side feel different from the other?

5.     Using a rotating motion gently apply pressure to the pulses with your fingers.  (the goal here is to use the pressure of your fingers to equalise strength, intensity, speed, tension and sensitivity between the 3 pulses.  (If you can’t feel any difference apply  more pressure to the weaker pulse, then hold the blood flow for a count of 9 seconds.  You will find this easier if you place your hands on your body rather than on top of clothes)

6.     When the pressure begins to equalise  apply even pressure to both side for 36 seconds.   Remember to breathe!  Imagine that you are closing the floodgates – building up pressure within both arteries.

7.     Now release the pressure by brushing your hands gently down the top of your inner thighs to allow the blood to flush down your legs.  You may feel a warm or tingling sensation which will happen more frequently with practice.

TOP TIP:  You can do this exercise in conjunction with the tilted womb exercise if you wish. Or use this technique as mindful practice to release the day, relax and connect with your ovaries. If you are placing your hands on your body rather than on top of your clothes I recommend a drop of  aromatherapy oil, Creation Essence  on each finger to encourage hormonal balance.

Remember to include  the fertility diet  and follow the Creation Fertility Lifestyle.

By the way,  if you fancy it then  there is still time to join me for a summer cleanse  (June 21st – June 30th) incorporating 3 full days of a juice fast  to release residual toxins and  prepare your body for pregnancy. 

 

Justine Evans ND B.Sc Nut. Medicine is a Registered Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist.  In tune with mother nature, western medicine, the seasons and Eastern philosophy she offers a multi dimensional approach to hormone  and pregnancy health.    email contact@justineevans.co.uk or call 07747 133170

Disclaimer: This article has been written as personal opinion and guidance only and should not be construed as medical advice.  I am not a medical doctor.