Ask Vicki: Relationship Advice Using the Five Elements

Five Element Fixes: Sadness


How do I manage the sadness I feel given all that’s going on in the world? 


Using small circles, gently massage the spot on the inside crease of your wrist directly up from your thumb. This is acupressure point Lung 9 and is an important point for moving energy in the Lung meridian. Massage this area for several minutes, then repeat on the other side. You can do this multiple times daily to help when you are feeling sad. 


In Chinese medicine, sadness and grief are carried by the Lung meridian which sits in the Metal element of the Five Elements model. Stagnant or low Lung energy can make grief hard to shake. Rubbing LU-9 gets Lung energy moving and helps to balance it. This makes it easier to move through difficult times and release sadness.

Stay safe and well,