Acupressure - "A Complete Therapy"
By Mr. Chanchal Mal Chordia
First and foremost requirement for getting happiness and for achieving any aim of life is good health. In absence of it required success cannot be obtained. Therefore from the beginning of development for human civilization efforts are being made by all medical doctors & scientists to find out methods for maintaining good health. Although lot of progress is being claimed in this regard still patients & diseases are increasing at much faster rates.
In this universe percentage of human population is even less than 0.1% among all living creatures having life & remaining 99.9% creatures don't get any kind of medical facilities not attend any lectures on health but still they are surviving. All the people also don't get required medical assistance due to non-availability of experienced doctors or due to their poorness still they cure themselves, whereas some patients are not cured even after getting required medical assistance & care. Secondly several time cure of one disease is developing another diseases & some times medicine becomes essential for remaining life of the patients. We cannot search any patient of Asthmatic, Diabetic, Heart etc. who is undergoing treatment by allopathy can remain healthy without medicines. Thirdly slight negligence in allopathic treatment, life can be put in danger. In fact our body has got very good immunizing system to heal & cure itself. Any good doctor or medicine can simply assist body in its working & if body do not co-operate they become helpless. Therefore for maintaining good health we must agree to this fact.
Parameters of Good health : Perfect health means purity & balance of soul, mind & physical body. For achieving the same we should have Right knowledge, Right Faith & Right Conduct. Programming of life & quantum of bio-energy provided with any soul depends upon the strength of associated good or bad Karma's with it.
Tension free attitude having no attachment or negative emotions represent balance of mind. Tension may be due to poor health & wealth, non-fulfillment of ego & ambitions, lack of co-ordination, co-operation & harmony in family, professional field and in public life also contribute to mental imbalance developing anger, irritation, artificial conduct, dissatisfaction, grief, sorrow, unhappiness etc. Regular failures & disregard from our associates may also increase tension. Tension varies with out attachments, emotions, intentions, determinations, feelings, behavior and handling of any situation. These emotions and other causes of unbalance governed and controlled by various hormones produced by Endocrine Glands. By any simple method if these glands can be activated we become courageous, alert genuine, full of wisdom cheerful with magnetic personality. Such conditions balance out mind & purify the soul changing our life style.
For physical balance working of our Respiratory, Digestive, Circulatory, Nervous, Muscular, Skeleton, Glandular, Lymphothetic, Urinary, Reproductive systems etc. must be balanced. Under such circumstances anybody will have natural appetite, will get sound sleep & develop good immunity to fight any disease. For obtaining such condition continuous availability of fresh air & sunlight, water, vegetarian diet, little exercise are necessary. Also we must follow the law of nature & prevent ourselves from bad habits, negative thoughts & actions.
Causes of Disease : Diseases may be due to result of our old evil Karmas, Heredity, Accidents, Over Medications or Wrong Treatment, Negligence attitude in the beginning of illness, bad habits of eating, drinking, living thinking, acting & behaving against nature. Persons willing for good health must take necessary care against all such things.
Criteria for Good Therapy : Prevention is better than cure & so any good therapy must have simple means for preventing anybody from all diseases and if it is developed by any reason it must be capable of perfect and correct diagnosis at initial stage even though symptoms of diseases are not reflected out. Treatment must be simple & quickest having no side effects, system must be available for everybody at everywhere and at all the time. Therapy must be cheaper and must have capacity to cure root cause of any kind whether spiritual or mental without giving any trouble to others. Only after comparing these factors effectiveness of any therapy can be justified. Simply by suppressing disease and giving temporary relief may invite more serious conditions at later stage.
Principles of Reflexology : According to this therapy balance at body, mind & soul can be maintained by pressing specific points of sole or palm of body. If the treatment is carried out in palms it is called Hand Reflexology & if pressure is applied at sole of feet it is termed as Foot Reflexology. It works on the principle that all the nerve ends are situated at sole and palm at body. Due to continuous flow of bio-energy, blood and other fluids etc. inside the body certain unwanted material called toxins get deposited at these nerve ends which will restrict the flow of bio-energy to concerning organ.
The method of prevention is very simple cheapest, having , no side effect and can be done at any place, any where and at any time without depending on any doctor or equipment. Everybody can learn and do such preventive treatment irrespective of age, education and through knowledge of human body just like to operate any light or fan anybody need not to know who has invented electricity ? From where it is coming ? At what voltage current and frequency is working ? Simply by knowing the particular switch anyone can put on fan or light.
Similarly, simply by stimulating tender points and removing unwanted toxin/residue deposited at those points on sole or palm, disappears and so disease can disappear. Thus it is the simplest and safest method for preventing against any disease.
In this therapy degree of tenderness in sole or palm represent the degree of sickness. More the tenderness or tender points disease is chronical or old. Less tenderness or less tender points means diseases are within control or represent hidden diseases which has not been reflected out. Since sole and palm are god made and therefore no chances of human error is possible. Diagnosis done by this method is simple, perfect and correct. Diagnosis can be done without asking anything from patient simply by looking feeling on his face while pressing points on sole or palm we can know degree of tenderness. This is important because many patients are not in a position to express their symptoms or feeling properly even though they can be thoroughly examined. Working of Endocrine Glands which produce various types of required hormones in the body and control not only physical activities but also govern all emotional activities and represent purity of soul and mind. Thus by stimulating reflex points of glands on sole and palm. Soul and mind can also be activated, negative thoughts, tension irritation, fear impatience and bad habits can be changed. Such diagnosis and treatment is not simple in other therapies.
Diagnosis in modern allopathy which totally depends on pathological test varies with emotional changes and therefore it cannot be correct and prefect. Condition of tension, fear, anger, negative thoughts although changes human pathology but cannot be diagnosis so easily and therefore any treatment based on this conclusion cannot be considered as perfect.
Human body works with full co-ordination, co-operation and harmony. If we prick a pin at any place complete body respond to it, eye start weeping, mouth start crying and our total attention is diverted on that particular spot. This indicate smallest part of body is having relation with remaining body. So malfunction in any part will create imbalance in all other parts but this imbalance created is always not the same and reflected out. Some is great enough to create illness while effect of others can be visualized by experience.
Therefore, while treating any patient we have to consider body as a whole. The modern allopathic approach of treatment is to consider any organ individually. An eye expert overlooks effects of eye with rest of body. Similarly other specialized doctors of ears, teeth, nose etc. emphasis on the treatment of that particular organs only and therefore such treatments are followed by side effects and can't bring body to complete equilibrium. Their work is similar to suppress or remove ladders rather than removing the root or indirect causes. They treat the symptoms and not patients.
Therefore while doing treatment through Reflexology we must check all tender points which forms the family of projected disease. Although sign of many diseases are not seen. Thus by treating indirect and hidden diseases by this approach total family of disease is cured including all Endocrine Glands as well as Central Nervous System also which corresponds to more than 80% root causes of all diseases & are not treatable easily in most of other therapies. So all diseases can be rooted out completely by this therapy.
Thus Reflexology which is a branch of Acupressure only have perfect diagnostic, preventive and curative approach and is capable for spiritual, mental and physical balance of body. Therefore it is a complete therapy and good health can be maintained by using the same regularly and treating all kinds of diseases.
Author : Mr. Chanchal Mal Chordia, Chordia Bhawan, Jalori Gate, Jodhpur, Rajasthan-342003