Ask Vicki: Relationship Advice Using the Five Elements

Touch Points and Metal

A wonderful way to support our Five Element energies is using Touch Points, special acupoints that balance both the meridians sitting in a specific element, plus the emotional aspect of that element as a whole.

You can work with Touch Points separately by massaging an oil (for the Metal element, eucalyptus or lemon scents are good choices, but any oil will suffice) into each point for at least 30 seconds. Longer is fine if it feels particularly good.

You can also balance the whole Metal element emotionally by holding these points gently at the same time on the same side of the body for at least 2 to 3 minutes. Then repeat this on the other side of the body.

The Touch Points for Lung and Large Intestine meridians are Lung 6 and Large Intestine 7. And remember, both points exist on both sides of the body.