Consider Genital Reflexology – Part 1 of 2

You’ve probably heard of foot reflexology, where massaging various parts of the feet energetically stimulates or relaxes the various organs of the body reflected in those parts.

Well, have you ever heard of genital reflexology?

According to traditional Chinese medicine, there are specific areas of and around the penis and vagina that correspond with the five primary organ systems: the heart, lungs, spleen-pancreas, kidneys, and liver. Each system relates to certain bodily functions and ranges of emotions and affects the other organ systems in an integrated dynamic whole. Healthy balance of these systems is considered critical to the health of your mind, body, and emotions.

Genital reflexology diagram

The theory holds that stimulating certain parts of the genitals energizes the chi in the corresponding organ systems. Regular stimulation of all these systems promotes health and vitality.

However, when one area is stimulated more frequently than the others, the corresponding organ can become over-stimulated and eventually weakened. This can throw the whole system out of balance over time and potentially lead to adverse physical and emotional symptoms.

The organ systems are reflected in the penis and vagina in reverse order. The lower third of the penis at the base of the shaft correlates with the kidneys, as does the outer third of the vaginal canal, the clitoris and vulva. The middle portion of each relates to the liver.

The upper third of the penis, just under the head, and the deepest third of the vagina, before the cervix, correlate with the spleen-pancreas. Finally, the head of the penis and the cervix (and surrounding area at the entrance to the uterus) correlates with the heart and lung systems.

On the penis, the lungs are on the sides of the head and the heart is in the middle, which includes the opening to the urethra. So, during intercourse there is an energetic heart-to-heart connection when the head of the penis touches the cervical area deep in the vagina.


6 Responses to “Consider Genital Reflexology – Part 1 of 2”

  1. Tom says:

    I guess it’s like me still getting a pain in my foot even though it has been removed with my leg amputation. Yes it feels as if it is still there. Phantom pain so to speak!

  2. Jim says:

    Very interesting as I was unaware of genital reflexology. I hope Part 2 has some suggestions for those of us interested in exploring this area more fully and learning the benefits to ourselves and to our sexual partners.

  3. Ellen Eatough says:

    Hi Anita,
    I checked with my acupuncturist (well-versed in Chinese medicine), and she says the energy of the organ is present, even when the organ has been removed. So Yes, there is still a heart-to-heat connection if the cervix has been removed.
    I hope this helps!
    ~ Ellen

  4. Ellen Eatough says:

    Hi Anita. Very interesting question you ask. So far, I have not managed to find the answer online. It’s actually a larger question regarding how the meridians are affected when any body part is removed, as in a hysterectomy or appendectomy, or even pulling a permanent tooth. I have an acupuncture appointment on Tuesday, and will try to remember to ask about this. I’ll post what I learn.

  5. sarag says:

    This is very educative and interesting

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