Iron Crotch Qigong 4

鐵襠功  tiě dāng gōng

Iron Crotch Qigong strengthens kidney function, boosts yang energy, nourishes essence, and benefits the constitution. It can help with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, male infertility, and aging.

Rolling the Spermatic Cord: Soothes Liver Qi and Clears Stagnation

Sit comfortably and relax the whole body. Make the breath slow, long, smooth, and regular without straining while paying attention to the rising and falling of the abdomen.

Slide index and middle fingers of both hands under the root of the penis. Lift the spermatic cords lightly and place the thumbs on top. Gently roll the cords back and forth between the fingers 81 times, paying attention to the sensations under the fingers.

Diagram from Wikimedia Commons

Study the diagram and know your bearings. The spermatic cord consists of the vas deferens but also surrounding tissues (not shown in diagram) that include arteries, nerves, and lymphatic vessels. No need to distinguish them in this practice. The idea is to massage the tissues to the left and right of the root of the penis by gently rolling them left and right. You should achieve a slightly achy, distending, but very comfortable sensation. If it’s not comfortable, you are overdoing it.

This practice soothes liver qi (the liver channel goes right there), clears stagnation, and promotes the functioning of the blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic vessels.

This is part four of a series on Iron Crotch. Although the movements appear to be simple, there are important subtleties that only reveal themselves in practice. Unless you are already well-versed in qigong, do not practice except under the guidance of an experienced mentor.


About Lok-Kwan

Lok-Kwan is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Illinois. He is a board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. He sees patients and teaches qigong in Chicago and Wilmette. Visit his website
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One Response to Iron Crotch Qigong 4

  1. Lok-Kwan says:

    Bodywork is wonderful! Good digestion and rest are the first health concerns.

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