Acupressure means the art of treating diseases by applying pressure on specific points with the help of one’s thumb or un-pointed things. It is wrongly believed to be originated in China, but in reality it was originated in India from Marma therapy. It was not preserved properly and went to Sri-Lanka in the form of acupuncture. From Sri Lanka this therapy was taken to China and Japan by Buddhist monks or nomadic Aryans took it there and at present China is teaching acupuncture to the world.
Principle behind Acupressure
The basic principle behind the acupressure is that our body is made of 5 elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space) and these 5 elements are being controlled by the electricity of the body known as Bio-Electricity. This battery has been installed in our body at the time of conception. Out of this battery electric current passes in the body through the lines as shown in the meridian diagram. These lines are known as “Meridians” start from the top of each finger of the right hand side, go all over the body and end in the toes of the right foot and so also on the left side. Now, as long as this current of electricity flows properly in the body, the body remains fit and healthy. If for any reason this current does not reach any part of the body, there is malfunctioning of that part accompanied by pain in some cases, if not attended to in time, it may invite illness. So, if the current (using acupressure) is properly sent to the affected parts, the pain, if any, would subside and the disease of malfunctioning of that part would be cured. Thus Acupressure is the Science of Nature which teaches us to cure diseases through the in-built mechanism of the body – the technique of how to send the current to all the desired parts of the body.
As we are image of God and Universe; in other words, human body represents universe; human handy represents human body and eventually represents universe. Same thing with feet, ears etc. In other words, all of our body’s acupressure points are also located in our both hands; same thing with feet and ears. E.g If we have a hologram holding a picture of car and we break the hologram to number of pieces, then each and every piece of hologram will have complete picture of the car.
In other words, the switch board of electric current flowing in our body is located in the palms and soles. In the following figures you will see the location of the different switch points. In these figures you will find the names of the organs and endocrine glands to which these switch points are connected. Most of the organs and endocrine glands are in the right or the left side of the body and so their corresponding points are on the right or the left palms and soles. However, as the heart and the spleen are on the left side of the body, their corresponding points are only on the left palm and sole. Similarly, since, the liver, gall bladder and appendix are on the right side of the body and so their corresponding switches are only on the right palm and sole.
In the same way, the points of all the organs like eyes, throat, ears, heart, lungs, stomach etc. which are in front of the body are shown in front in palms and soles. And the points of spinal cord, nerves, optic nerve, allergy etc. are on the back side of our body.
Simplest approach for any kind of problem
Now, the problem with common man (including myself) is that no-one is interested in learning the location of points on his/her hands or feet. But the good news is that you do not have to remember the charts and other details. Japanese scientsists researched that when an organ of the body is diseased, its condition is reflected at (or relayed to) specific points on the skin, through the autonomic nervous system. These points on the skin become tender and painful. Scientists call these points ‘tsubos’.
You will observe that all the points on the palms are up to 1 inch below the wrist. So, without bothering about where the different points are situated, you should start pressing from one inch from the wrist i.e. Point No. 16 and slowly press the full palm and all the fingers on both the front and back side. By pressing both the palms or soles for five minutes each, you will cover all the points thus stimulating all the organs of the body. It is like complete servicing of the car. And when all the organs are properly stimulated and the endocrine glands are working properly, you will feel more agile and energetic and can maintain good health. emember that continuous pressure is not to be applied but only intermittent pressure like pumping is to be applied as mentioned above. For children under 5 : For maintaining general good health and physical development of children below 5, pressure to be applied on each palm and sole for 1 to 2 minutes. One should confine the total treatment to not more than five minutes on the first three days. Subsequently, longer treatment (2 to 3 minutes) on each point is possible on the soles but do not give more than 2 minutes treatment on any one point of the palms.
The amount of pressure that needs to be put on points is around 5 pounds. You can test this by placing your thumb on weighing machine and press the thumb so that the reading is around 5 pounds. This way you will get an idea how much to put on points.
Moreover, if there is any point on your hands and feet which pains, it means that there is problem with the organ represented by that point. Again, the simplest approach to cure is to keep press the point on paining points on hands and feet everyday till the pains goes; basically pain is an indicator of the problem with the related organ. That is all! No need to remember charts, and purchase instruments like cupping-equipment, needles, electro-acupressure equipment, TENS unit etc.
In case there is pain on more than 3 points on the palm or sole, it is a clear sign that the life battery has become weak. So, in such cases and in cases of chronic diseases, the patient must be advised to drink lukewarm copper/silver/gold charged water and health drink at least 2 to 3 times during the day.
Although on the acupressure points you can use Electro-therapy equipment (like Pointer Plus) which sends small electrical signal through acupressure points. There are various other machines available which could be used on acupressure points, but pressure using fingers is the best, easiest and free!
There are some acupressure mats (without magnets) which could be used to press all points on feet at once by walking on them, or on back by laying on it etc. I like “Himalayan Acupressure Mat”.
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Take a rubber ball of about 1.5 to 2" diameter (like a tennis ball.) Place it under the seat between anus and testicles when loose clothes are worn. Sit on the ball for 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.