"Seminal Emission" Issue / Symptom Connections
Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for seminal emission.
It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "seminal emission" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "seminal emission" - i.e. the "cause(s)".
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.
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:
- View KD 3 (Great Ravine)
In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the achilles tendon.
Tonify KD Qi, Yin or Yang Deficiencies from any etiology.
Asthma from KD Deficiency - difficulty inhaling.
Tonifies Yin of KD (chronic sore throat, empty heat), LV (dizziness, tinnitus, headache) a/or HT (anxiety, insomnia, excessive dre…
- View KD 6 (Shining Sea)
In a depression below the tip of the medial malleolus.
Sore throat from any etiology, especially empty heat from yin deficiency.
Other Yin Deficient throat related issues - swollen, dry, loss of voice, difficult swallowing.
A range of menstrual issues such as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, infert…
- View LI 15 (Shoulder Bone)
Anterior and inferior to the acromion in a depression found with the arm abducted.
Shoulder Disorders, rotator cuff injuries, adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder, any ROM issues.
Seminal emission due to taxation.
- View SP 8 (Earth's Crux)
3 cun below SP 9 on line connecting SP 9 and the tip of the medial malleolus.
Xi Cleft Point - acute and painful menstrual issues due to Blood stagnation - clotting, fibroids, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.
Male infertility - seminal emission, depleted essence.
- View ST 27 (Great Gigantic)
2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 5.
Beneficial for multiple genito-urinary issues in men - impotence (erectile dysfunction), seminal emission, premature ejaculation, difficult urination, etc.
Abdominal pain, bloating, hernia.
Fear/fright with palpi…
- View ST 29 (Return)
2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 3.
Excess or Cold/Deficient disorders of the Lower Warmer - amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, qi stagnation/masses, leukorrhea.
Uterine prolapse, hernia.
Infertility, genital pain and/or swelling, impotence, seminal emission…
- View UB 23 (Kidney Shu)
1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.
For all Kidney system related issues from a Chinese Medicine perspective which effect the brain, bone, hair, teeth a/or hearing.
Male deficiency related sexual problems: impotence, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea, sterility, exhausti…
- View UB 27 (Small Intestine Shu)
1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 1st PSF.
Main point for all Small Intestine related issues.
Damp heat effecting the bladder (difficult or painful urination, hematuria, dark urine).
Damp heat effecting the intestines (diarrhea, hemorrhoids, dysentary).
Other lower warmer discha…
- View UB 31 (Upper Bone Hole)
On the sacrum at the midpoint of the PSIS and the PML, level with the 1st PSF.
UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Liao" points and are all useful for local low back a/or sacrum problems and most genital and urinary related disorders. Of these UB 32 is most often used clinically.
As it quickens …
- View UB 36 (Support)
On posterior side of the thigh at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease (locate in prone position).
Low back pain/sciatica where pain runs down the posterior aspect of the leg.
Weakness of the lower limb.
Similar functions to UB 35 in clearing damp heat and swellings from the lower warmer - genital pain and swelling, hemorrhoids, semin…