Su­jok ther­apy

> In­sights into a fairly new al­ter­na­tive treat­ment

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no­ticed that the phys­i­cal body is re­flected in the hands and feet. He de­vel­oped a unique sys­tem of nat­u­ral heal­ing to treat var­i­ous ail­ments and dis­ease by fo­cus­ing on the pa­tient’s hands and feet. This in­cludes meth­ods such as acupunc­ture, acu­pres­sure, seed ther­apy and colour ther­apy. Two of the com­mon meth­ods used are acupunc­ture and acu­pres­sure, which orig­i­nate from Chi­nese medicine.

The dif­fer­ence, how­ever, is in the ap­pli­ca­tion of acupunc­ture and acu­pres­sure where treat­ment is lim­ited only to the hands and the feet in su­jok, un­like upon the whole body in Chi­nese medicine. For ex­am­ple, with acu­pres­sure, only the area on the hands or feet that cor­re­sponds to the af­fected part of the body is mas­saged. Ac­cord­ing to su­jok prac­ti­tioner Ivana Al­varesMar­shall, the idea is to stim­u­late or ac­ti­vate the par­tic­u­lar part of the body. Ini­tially the pain will in­crease in the area that is be­ing mas­saged, but as the con­di­tion im­proves, it will slowly dis­si­pate. “One would usually feel re­laxed and sleepy be­cause the or­gans, glands or body part are be­ing ac­ti­vated. If there is no sick­ness, one usually has no pain in the hands and feet dur­ing the mas­sage. If there is any ail­ment, you will feel pain on the par­tic­u­lar pres­sure point.”

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