Infertility

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Infertility Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for infertility. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "infertility" is rarely designed with the resulting "infertility" exclusively in mind.

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Within TCM, "infertility", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - blood stagnation, kidney jing deficiency, kidney yang deficiency, kidney yin deficiency, liver qi stagnation, spleen qi deficiency, stomach qi deficiency among many other possibilities and/or layered combinations.

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When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. A potential range of underlying factors and approaches for infertility are described in our acupuncture protocol page - "acupuncture for female infertility - treatment protocols " .

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • EX Huatuojiaji at L1 (Sides of Spine at L1)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    L1 innervates and influences the adrenal gland, the testis …
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  • EX Huatuojiaji at L2 (Sides of Spine at L2)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    L2 innervates and influences the kidneys and kidney system …
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  • EX Huatuojiaji at L3 (Sides of Spine at L3)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    L3 innverates the prostate in men and the ovaries in women.…
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  • EX Huatuojiaji at S1 (Sides of Spine at S1)
    In the area around the 1st sacral foramen, UB 31
    S1 influences the ureter and is used along with S2 and S3 f…
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  • EX Huatuojiaji at S2 (Sides of Spine at S2)
    In the area around the 2nd sacral foramen, UB 32
    S2 influences the bladder and is used for a range of bladde…
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  • KD 12 (Great Manifestation)
    4 cun below CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 3.
    KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all intersect the Ch…
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  • KD 18 (Stone Pass)
    3 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 11.
    Local Point for abdominal and intestinal issues.   Pain, h…
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  • KD 19 (Yin Metropolis)
    4 cun above CV 8, .5 cun lateral to CV 12.
    Local point for abdominal and intestinal pain. Vomiting, r…
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  • ST 28 (Waterway)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 4.
    Excess Cold/Damp Issues of the Lower Warmer - retention of …
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  • ST 29 (Return)
    2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 3.
    Excess or Cold/Deficient disorders of the Lower Warmer - am…
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  • UB 23 (Kidney Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.
    For all Kidney system related issues from a Chinese Medicin…
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  • UB 33 (Central Bone Hole)
    On the sacrum medial and inferior to UB 32, level with the …
    UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Li…
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    The Tom Tam/Tong Ren Therapy system can be applied via energy healing/medical qi gong methods as well as an acupuncture component. The acupuncture aspect is generally utilized in combination with more standard TCM diagnostic approaches. For the specific points/areas that would generally be utilized in someone experiencing "infertility", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Infertility ".

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