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Acupressure Techniques and Treatment

If a part of the body is affected with a disease it is also reflected in specific places on the Hands and Feet. Stimulation of the spots representing a particular part of the body raises a reaction resulting in a relief followed by a cure. This is what we call Acupressure. This is easy for anyone. The treatment results are tremendous. This popular way of treatment can successfully relieve almost all the complaints.

Introduction:

Man is the most evolved creature on planet earth, ever struggling for his existence. The needs of a suffering person have been immense, leading to innovations and nuances with each effort. The greatest exertions of man towards keeping himself and others healthy and youthful, have always guided him to Natural, Safe, Effective and Economical therapies.

One such embedded system is ACUPRESSURE, which has many equivalent methods evolved by various races of people during their different life time on the globe. They are summarized below:

Traditional systems of worship:

"Thoppukkaranam", is a Hindu worship method in which the Ear lobes are powerfully stimulated bilaterally and contra laterally.

"Kuttu" system, of Hindu worship is offered to Lord Ganesha, in which the Fists are knocked powerfully against the two temporal lobes (Known to release the bile humor)

"Namaas" in Islamic worship, helps to pressurize several parts of the body while the forehead is rested on the ground with utmost dedication.

In all the religions, people worship in a kneeling posture or squat. These are respectively akin to the Vajraasana pose and the Padmaasana pose of hatha yoga which are known by researchers to effectively squeeze the Abdominal and Dorsal energies.

Ancient customs:

Gurukula customs, included "Paadha sevaa" as part of the obeisance offered by students to their preceptors. The Guru's feet were massaged by the disciples to relieve their fatigue.

Decades before this busy era, mothers used to cuddle the feet and hands of children, which practice kept those children more resistant to diseases and stress.

Teachers of those days were allowed to gently knock the Vertex of the dull students, to help them learn better and to improve their skills.

Evolved systems:

Systems of Acupressure like Kalari, Varma and Ayurvedic massage evolved in southern parts of India and were propagated to other parts of the globe through the Budhism propagation route.

Chinese developed and documented the TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine system of Acupressure and Acupuncture based on Meridians (Energy pathways) and Anatomical points along the skeletal framework.

Japanese specialized in Shiatsu, Karate, and other martial arts.

Reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years in such places as India, China and Egypt.

Korean Su Jok Acupressure is the latest among all these, and has millions of testimonies for effective cure, thanks to the living legend of South Korea Prof. Park Jae Woo, who had discovered this matchless therapy.

Acupressure systems:

One of man's most cherished dreams is to live a life in perfect health. Propagation of the simple, inexpensive and effective method of cure meets the interests of all countries and peoples.

Su Jok Therapy method was evolved by a South Korean scientist Professor Park Jae Woo who was able to make a substantial contribution to the traditional approaches to acupuncture. Professor Park Jae Woo is a man of profound knowledge and lofty spirituality. His work is dedicated to people, and filled with desire to help them, to convey them the thought that they are loved, and to make them happier. Knowledge received from such a man is Great Knowledge. You will see it by yourself when you master this uniquely simple and effective system.

Two levels of knowledge are best to be marked out in the Su Jok System; one for people without a medical education and the other for Acupuncture practitioners who are apt to employ the therapeutic potentialities of this second method more profoundly.

The Standard Physical Correspondence System of Su Jok Acupressure is easy to learn and practice for all people, with the aid of common tools like a Probe, Pencil, Clips, Moxa and Aroma Oils.

Su-Jok Acupressure (Palm and Sole Acupressure)

In understanding the anatomy of the human body as a whole, the hands and feet themselves represent a smaller mirror image of the whole body. Within this view, the thumbs and large toes represent the head. In addition to serving as appendages to the four limbs, the hands and feet are endowed with an exquisite "remote control" function which can cure diseases throughout the body. Knowledge of the principles through Su Jok acupuncture will provide an impressive vehicle for personal and family health care.

If a part of the body is affected with a disease it is also reflected in the place which represents the affected part. Stimulation of a place which represents a particular part of the body raises a reaction in the represented part. A general idea of existence of this type of body correspondence has already been proved by anatomy and physiology.

The Hand and Foot Acupressure (Su Jok Acupuncture) is a method of curing diseases by stimulation of the hands and the feet with a combined use of Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Finger pressure, Clips, Aroma massage, Electro Acu Pressure and others.

The thumb represents the head. The foot has the same type of correspondence as the hand. Application of Oriental Medicine - acupuncture - exclusively to the hands and the feet is a new and unique method of treatment and the same established the birth of Su Jok Acupuncture.

By using the pit of the human stomach as the center point and rotating the head 140 degrees, the parts of the hand will correspond to particular parts of the body. The thumb identifies the head and the neck; the chubby part of the palm under the thumb is the chest and the palm as a whole refers to the abdominal region. The middle and ring fingers are legs while the index and small fingers correspond to the arms. From the structural point of view, it is the hand which has the closest resemblance to the whole human body.

THE STRUCTURE IN WHICH THE THUMB CORRESPONDS TO THE HEAD CONSTITUTES A NATURAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY AND HAND.