The human body is perhaps the greatest wonder in the universe. Our body is fully furnished with the most complex, sophisticated, automatic, and most powerful machines ever devised by Mother Nature – the Lungs and Heart, perfect perpetual machines that both work non-stop, 24/7; the unparalleled computer with infinite capacity called the Brain; miles of extremely fast and efficient communication system known as the Nervous System; a marvelous chemical laboratory called, the Abdomen; the excellent sound system of the Ears; and a wonderful projector-cum-camera, known as our Eyes.And the best thing about it is the incredible co-ordination of all these machines that makes the body work flawlessly for more than a hundred years.
It’s a fact that in any perfectly functioning machine, contingencies are made whereby during times of danger, it automatically stops and restarts when a switch is turned on e. g. a circuit breaker or a motor boat. It does not come as a surprise that such a provision is found in the human body as well. It’s widely known that our body system of our body is extremely complicated and convoluted. However, maintaining it is surprisingly easy. If needed, to repair and maintain these machines, our body is equipped with a natural an ‘in-built mechanism’.
The health discipline that exploits this in-built mechanism is commonly referred to as Acupressure. This healing art is the most precious gift to humanity given by the Creator Himself.
According to the Sushrut Samhita, acupressure was discovered over five millennia ago, in ancient India. Unfortunately, it was not properly preserved and went to Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka) in the form of acupuncture. From Ceylon, it was brought by nomadic Aryans or Buddhist monks to China and Japan. China is presently teaching acupuncture to the world.
Way back in the 16th century,acupressure was already used by the Red Indians. Medical studies in the US in the 20th century, have significantly contributed towards the advancement of this healing art. Today, hundreds of Naturopathic and Allopathic practitioners are practicing acupressure in this country. It’s an easy and simple therapy that,in recent decades, has even caught the attention of the WHO or World Health Organization.
Acupressure is closely associated with acupuncture in Maitland. The words “acu” and “puncture” means “needle” and “to pierce,” respectively. Acupuncture is the method of treating diseases by inserting needles into certain points on the body. Acupressure is the technique of treating illnesses by applying pressure at certain points in the body through the use the thumb, hands and other unpointed things.
Principles: The human body is made up of five essential elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth/Wood. Each element is controlled by a Life Battery or Electricity called chen (negative energy) and qi (positive energy).
The electricity of our body is known in the West as Bio-Electricity, and this Bio-Electricity is what controls the five elements. The ‘Chetana’ is the electricity or current generated by this non-changeable Life Battery. At the moment of conception,this battery is installed in our body. With the help of certain Yogic techniques, a dazzling white light can be created with this battery,which can manifest in the middle of our forehead, with eyes closed. Many people,including me, have witnessed this light.
Electric current from this battery passes through the body via energy channels called ‘Meridians,’ which begin from the tip of each finger of our right hand moving through the body and end in the right and left foot’s toes. The body remains healthy and strong so long as this flow of electricity properly moves through the body.
There will be pain and malfunctioning of the area of the body if this current does not reach that area for whatever reasons, and if this is not addressed promptly and properly may lead to sickness and disease. Therefore, if the bioelectricity is sent properly to the affected areas, sickness, disease, and/or pain would diminish and the causes of malfunction in that area would be addressed.Acupressure is therefore, the Art of Nature that tells us how to heal diseases through the built-in mechanisms of the body. It is the art of how to send bioelectricity to all areas of the body.