Acupressure Points for Erectile Dysfunction

June 14, 2022
5 min

Acupuncture Points Mentioned in this Article

Erectile Dysfunction is a concern for many men impacting self-confidence and relationships. Many men worry about not being able to get or maintain an erection for sex. This condition known as Erectile Dysfunction can hurt their self-confidence and their relationships.

Reasons for Erectile Dysfunction

Some of the common reasons for erectile dysfunction include:

  • Too much work stress can make them feel sad or scared.
  • Having too much sex or masturbating a lot.
  • Health problems like Parkinson's, diabetes, heart disease, or prostatitis can make it worse.
  • Bad habits like not sleeping enough, smoking, drinking, or using drugs can also cause problems.

Traditional Chinese Medicine View of Erectile Dysfunction

Traditional Chinese Medicine links men's sexual function to kidney health. If someone's kidneys are healthy, they usually don't have mens health problems. But problems with other parts like the heart, spleen, liver, and other kidneys can lead to issues.

For example, people who have stress from work all day might be too tired for romance at night. People with liver problems might not feel like being intimate because they're in a bad mood.

Pressure Points for Erectile Dysfunction on Body

Sea of Qi (Qi Hai 氣海) CV6 Acupoint

The Sea of Qi point boosts male vitality and treats erectile dysfunction. It is significant in men's health as it strengthens vitality and energy, particularly for treating issues such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. This acupoint, also called the "Sea of Qi" or "Dantian", controls male energy and by massaging this point can provide a boost in vitality.

Where is Acupuncture Point CV6?

The Sea of Qi Point is found 1.5 inches below the navel, approximately the width of a thumb.

How to find Acupressure Point CV6?

  1. Identify the "Shenque" (CV8) point in the center of the navel.
  2. From there, measure 1.5 inches downward.
  3. The point here is the Sea of Qi Point (CV6).

Origin Pass (Guan Yuan 關元) CV4 Acupoint

The Origin Pass point treats reproductive and urinary system diseases and improves vitality. This point falls on the meridien that is associated with the reproductive system and effectively treats erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and other symptoms. Additionally, it can improve skin conditions and restore vitality.

Where is Acupuncture Point CV4?

Origin Pass can be found about three inches below the navel.

How to find Acupressure Point CV4?

  1. Put your hand on your belly button (this is where the "Spirit Gateway" point is).
  2. Move your hand downwards until it's approximately three inches below your navel.
  3. This is the Origin Pass point.
  4. You may also measure the width of about four fingers (lying horizontally) below your belly button, this is approximately the location of Guan Yuan.

Reflexology Points for Erectile Dysfunction on Leg and Feet

Three Yin Meeting (San Yin Jiao 三陰交) SP6 Acupoint

Three Yin Meeting point treats male sexual dysfunctions and is where the liver, spleen, and kidney meridians converge. It is crucial for treating male sexual dysfunctions. It can help with nocturnal emissions, impotence, urinary issues, and testicular pain.

Where is the Acupuncture Point SP6?

Three Yin Meeting is located on the inner side of the leg, a few inches above the protruding ankle bone.

How to find Acupressure Point SP6?

  1. Locate the "Jiaoxin" (K18, kidney) point in the indentation on the inner side of the calf, two inches up from the inner ankle.
  2. From the "Jiaoxin" point, measure one inch upward.
  3. Press the resulting point; it may cause a slight pain — that's the Three Yin Meeting point.

Pressure Points for Erectile Dysfunction on Hands

Metal Yang (Shang Yang 商陽) LI1 Acupoint

The Metal Yang Acupoint improves vitality, delays sexual aging, and alleviates various ailments. When regularly stimulated, this acupoint is useful for men's health and the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Massaging the Metal Yang can also offer relief from ailments such as a toothache, stomachache, vomiting & diarrhea, and sore throat, among other benefits.

Where is the Acupuncture Point LI1?

You can find the Metal Yang acupoint next to the fingernail on the radial side of your index finger.

How to find the Acupressure Point LI1?

  1. First, identify the base of your index fingernail near the thumb side.
  2. Spot the intersection with the outer edge of your fingernail. That's the Metal Yang Acupoint.

Pressure Points for Premature Ejaculation and Sperm Quality on Back

Kidney Shu (Shen Xu 腎俞) BL23 Acupoint

Kidney Shu Point treats reproductive system diseases, nourishes kidney qi, and boosts sperm quality. Massaging this point can alleviate fatigue and nourish the kidney qi, or energy. It can also assist with conditions such as nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, as well as boost sperm quality.

Where is the Acupuncture Point BL23?

Kidney Shu Point is located below the second lumbar vertebra, about 1.5 inches to each side.

How to find Acupressure Point BL23?

  1. Find the 2nd lumbar vertebra, aligning with the lowest rib on the back.
  2. Measure about 1.5 inches downwards from the vertebra on both sides.
  3. These two points, one on the left and one on the right, are the Kidney Shu points.

Reflexology Points for Libido and Vitality on Leg and Feet

Guest House (Zhu Bin 築賓) KI9 Acupoint

Guest House Acupoint boosts libido, alleviates fatigue, insomnia, and prostate diseases. In addition to this benefit, it's noted to alleviate symptoms of fatigue, insomnia, and prostate diseases, thereby enhancing overall health. These combined effects make it a useful acupoint to stimulate for men's general health advancements.

Where is Acupuncture Point KI9?

The Guest House Acupoint lies approximately 10 cm above your inner ankle, positioned on the inside of your shinbone.

How to find Acupressure Point KI9?

  1. Spot the center of your inner ankle.
  2. Move about five inches upward along your shinbone (equivalent to seven fingers' width).
  3. One inch from the backside edge of your foot (equivalent to a thumb's width), that's the point.
  4. Repeat the same process on the other leg.

Gushing Spring (Yong Quan 湧泉) KI1 Acupoint

Gushing Spring Acupoint supports vitality, physical strength, and sexual performance. Regular stimulation of this acupoint can be a natural method to improve physical strength, vitality, and sexual performance. It also helps to clear heat, improve mood, and relieve waist pain.

Where is Acupuncture Point KI1?

Gushing Spring is located in the recessed area at the center of your foot.

How to find Acupressure Point KI1?

  1. Start at the top of your foot.
  2. Move down about one-third of the way towards the toes.
  3. Curl your toes downwards.
  4. Look for a small depression or recess that appears on the sole of the foot.
  5. This is the Yongquan point.

How Acupressure Points Can Treat Erectile Dysfunction?

Stimulating acupressure points naturally alleviates erectile dysfunction and promotes men's vitality. Targeting specific points like Sea of Qi, Origin Pass, Three Yin Meeting, Kidney Shu and others can encourage vitality and sexual health. Acupressure offers a natural method to potentially improve mens health issues.

Here are some practical tips to get the most out of these acupressure techniques:

  • Create a serene environment: Choose a quiet space where distractions are minimal. This calm setting will enhance your focus and heighten the healing effects of acupressure.

  • Deep breathing: Initiate your session by inhaling and exhaling deeply. This not only calms your mind but also prepares your body for the acupressure session, making it more receptive to the process.

  • Clean hands: Hygiene is essential. Ensure that your hands are clean before you start. This will prevent any potential infections, especially when dealing with sensitive areas.

  • Consistency is key: Regular application of these acupressure techniques is more beneficial than sporadic sessions. Aim to integrate these into your daily or weekly routine for a sustained impact

Individual responses can vary. If these acupressure techniques don't offer the relief you're seeking, consider consulting with a licensed acupuncturist or TCM practitioner for tailored advice.

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