Odisha Swastha Seva Sangha

FAQ

FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions

 

How to Select Treatment points of a Disease?

How will one know whether the disease is cured or not?

How Pressure is applied on the Point?

Why the points get tender?

How the points get tender?

How Acupressure heals a disease?

How a new person should start learning Meridianology ?

How to give pressure on meridian points?

What amount of pressure should one give on a point?

How to select a meridian and its point?

How to give pressure on a point that is located on a site where there is severe pain and swelling?

What should be the duration of pressure on a point?

How many sittings it takes for a disease of a patient to be cured?

What are the principles of acupressure therapy?

Why the points get tender?
Suppose the organ stomach starts malfunctioning, then it indicates that the flow of Prana to that particular organ has been blocked or disturbed. The disordered state of the stomach is reflected in its corresponding Acupressure Reflexolofy point No 27, by being tender and sensitive to any pressure (Acupressure). Thus, the reason for the tenderness of the points is, the blockage of Prana to an organ and that being reflected in its respective point makes the point tender. So when the Prana distribution is blocked to any organ it suffers from disease and the corresponding point of that organ gets sensitive. The disease could be of various nature and type depending upon the intensity of the blockage of Prana.

How the points get tender?
As we know, for better understanding, the physical body’s seven sub-layers are grouped into two parts– the PHYSICAL BODY (Gross) with Solid, Liquid, and Gas within it and all the rest four sub-layers, i.e., Etheric, Super Etheric, Sub-Atomic and Atomic altogether are called the ETHERIC BODY.

The Physical body and the Etheric body are fused with each other. They are uniformly synchronised with each other as one body. In a state of disease or disharmony both the parts get out of synch. Thus the two parts which are locked with each other get unlocked. This unlocking creates blockage in the flow of Prana. In normal condition, the Prana flowing through the etheric body gets into the physical body through the different entry points for the distribution and exits in a similar fashion after being used. But, in an unlocked condition, the entry and exit points of the etheric body are not in a synchronised state with the physical body. Thus the flow of Prana through the etheric body cannot enter in or exit out of the physical body where the entry and exit points are out of synch with each other. This is the reason why the Acupressure points get tender. When pressure is applied at a disturbed point then that point demonstrates tenderness and subsequent treatment synchronises or locks the etheric and physical body with each other.

How Acupressure heals a disease?
After probing of points, the tender points are selected and are co-related with a disease. Thereafter, these selected tender points are treated by applying pressure on it. The pressure on the points should be in accordance with the patient’s resistance capacity. The pressure should not produce any undue harsh pain on the point. Rather, the pressure always should be very pleasant so that one can enjoy it.

In a disease, when the affected organs are treated through the tender points for one or a series of sittings, it eradicates the blockage on the flow path of the Prana and stabilises its proper flow to the organs and tissues. Simultaneously, it synchronises the unlocked parts of the etheric and physical body, as it should be in a homeostatic or normalised condition. Thus, through the treatment the unlocked etheric and physical bodies get locked with one another and thereby make the Prana to flow in a normal way.

Acupressure does all this by taking etheric sub-layer as its medium of action. This is the layer through which Prana enters into the whole physical body. Acupressure treatment creates a vibration in that medium which simultaneously creates similar vibrations in all the rest of the sub-layers. In this way, the physical body is cured of the disease.

Contrary to the belief, which is also a misconception that Acupressure works through the Nerve or Blood Circulation it actually works differently, as has been discussed.

 

How a new person should start learning Meridianology ?
A new person should initially follow certain rules and principles in order to understand and practice Meridianology, such as:
    a)    Comprehend the basic philosophy of Acupressure, the role of prana, etc. (see introduction).
    b)    Learn Reflexology first, as diagnosis is easy in it and it is the basic foundation of Acupressure therapy.
    c)    Learn all the meridians name, their number of points and characteristics.
    d)    Then have the mental picture of the superficial as well as internal pathway of the meridian over the surface and interior of the body. This is important to treat diseases occurring along the pathway of the meridians.
    e)    Next is understanding of specific points, organ clock, five elements and point, pulse diagnosis, etc.
    f)    Read the procedures of measurements.
    g)    Learn the location of points by practicing them on the body and simultaneously try to feel the structure underneath the point.

 

How to give pressure on meridian points?
Use your finger (thumb or index) and only finger to apply pressure on meridian points.

 

What amount of pressure should one give on a point?
The quantum of pressure on a point and its regulation depends on certain things, they are:
    a)    Age of the patient (child or elderly)
    b)    Body constitution of the patient (lean, fat, weak, strong etc.)
    c)    Patients resistance power
    d)    Type of disease (Low B.P., chronic, acute, etc.)
    e)    Location of disease, etc.

 

How to select a meridian and its point?
Selection of meridian and its point is the most important aspect of meridianology treatment. Proper judgement of selection can give desired results. While doing this one has to take into account the following objectives;
    a)    Diagnosis (see chapter ‘Diagnosis’)
    b)    Consideration of physical symptoms
    c)    Tenderness of points
    d)    Support of organ clock
    e)    Five element theory
    f)    Specific points (Horary, Back-shu, Tonification, Xi-cleft etc.)
    g)    Pulse

 

How to give pressure on a point that is located on a site where there is severe pain and swelling?
For instance, you want to give pressure on point Li-15 located on the right shoulder, but due to pain and swelling on that area you are restricted from doing so. In such a case, pressure should be applied on Li-15 located on left shoulder and by doing this you can achieve what you desired to. This is because points are bilateral, possessing the same characteristics on both the sides, hence, pressure on a point on one side has equal effect on the point located on the opposite side.

What should be the duration of pressure on a point?
Pressure on point can be exerted for 5 to 10 seconds per sitting.

 

How many sittings it takes for a disease of a patient to be cured?
The number of sittings depends on certain factors, they are;
    a)    Age (In old age advent of degeneration process takes time to heal the disease)
    b)    Intensity and gravitation of disease. (Whether it is superficial or deep rooted)
    c)    Duration of the disease (Chronic or Acute)
    d)    Sex (In some diseases a particular sex is more affected than the other. For instance Rheumatoid Arthritis affects females more than the males).
    e)    Dietary habits and type of physical activity. (Faulty food habits and sedentary job may have become a cause of constipation)
    f)    Most important the state of mind or psychological condition.

 

What are the principles of acupressure therapy?
There are certain principles of Acupressure therapy that one should always keep in mind while treating someone.
    1.    The primary aim of the practitioner is to make the patient mind and body receptive to treatment.
    2.    It must never cause the patient any harm.
    3.    The approach must be holistic. (Holistic means every aspects of a patient has to be taken into consideration. It is impossible to treat a disease by isolating or ignoring the different aspects of the mind or body of a patient)
    4.    It must find to bring back the balance of prana in the body.