This five point acupressure circuit will help your body to fight against feelings of negativity.
This circuit comes from the book Five Point Touch Therapy by Pierre-Noël Delatte, MD.
Five Point Technique Application
The purpose of the technique is to stimulate all five acupressure points through touch, so that you are aware of them all at the same time once you've completed the circuit.
On the first application, press each spot firmly, but not painfully, for about five seconds before moving to the next.
Don't be afraid to re-stimulate a spot that you do not feel afterwards.
Once all five spots are similarly sensitive and you're aware of them, cycle through the entire circuit three times, stopping for a second or two at each acupressure spot. Remember you're aiming to feel all five points activated at the same time.
Five Point Circuit Against Negativity
Point 1: Spleen 6 (Left)
- On the internal side of the left ankle, 5cm directly above the tip of the medial malleolus on the posterior border of the tibia.
- This point is located inner side of the left ankle, about five centimeters above the prominence at the lower end of the tibia, the larger lower leg bone, and is often quite sensitive.
- If you are working on yourself, place the little finger of your right hand on the bony projection of your leg bone, and the point will be located under your index finger.
- Make sure you're pressing on the back edge of the tibia and not its front edge.
Point 2: Large Intestine 4 (Right)
- Between the first and second metacarpals of your right hand, on the radial aspect of the middle of the second metacarpal bone, at the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and index fingers are brought close together.
- Look at the back of your right hand. Separate the thumb from your index finger and place your left thumb into the angle shown in the picture above, at the point of the "V" formed by the first two metacarpal bones (the bones at the base of the thumb and index finger). Exert pressure and you'll feel a tender spot in that area.
Point 3: Special Point (Right Foot)
- On the back of the right foot, between the extensor tendons of the third and fourth toes, about 2cm from their base.
- This point is on the back of the right foot, about 2cm from the base of the toes, between the tendons of the third and fourth toes.
Point 4: Lung 7 (Left)
- 5cm proximal to the most distal skin crease of the left wrist, proximal to the styloid of the radius in a depression between the bone and tendons of brachioradialis and abductor pollicis longus.
- This is where your doctor usually feels for your pulse.
- When you press you will feel a little depression between the bone and the tendons responsible for flexing your hand. If you pay attention, you'll be able to feel the pulse beat there.
Point 5: Governing Vessel 23
- From the anterior hairline, follow the sagittal line of the skull back until a depression is felt at the anterior fontanel.
- To find this point on yourself, look into a mirror as you follow the midline of your skull back from your hairline until you feel a little depression.
- This depression, which varies from individual to individual, corresponds exactly to what remains of the anterior fontanel you had as a baby. This is exactly where you press.
- Don't worry if the depression feels much further back than the picture illustrates, just find and press on that depressed area.
Complete five point circuit against negativity
- Remember to cycle through this three times once you feel sensitivity in all five points simultaneously.