How to Use Acupressure As a Diagnostic Tool?
Acupressure therapy is cost-free, simple and self healing therapy. It does not require space or special equipments, moreover patients of all ages can benefit by it. Another benefit of this natural and alternative therapy is that it has no side effects. Along with all other benefits, we have also learned that acupressure is a preventive and healing therapy but it seems very strange to know that it can help us in diagnosis process as well?
To determine or identify a possible disease or disorder, we need to go for medical diagnosis procedure which may require time and money.
How about using a free diagnosis tool?
Acupressure can help you identify a possible disorder or health condition.
How acupressure can be used as a diagnostic tool?
The points on the palms and feet reflect the condition of their related organs. This makes acupressure a good diagnostic tool. By feeling the palms and feet with gentle pressure it is possible to get a fair idea about the diseased parts. If pain is observed on any point, the body part related to that point needs immediate attention.
Devendra Vora, is the author of the popular book, "Health in Your Hands" and an untiring apostle of acupressure. He says 'aupressure can also be an excellent diagnostic tool.
Press a point on the hand and if it is tender or painful, chances are that the organ or gland it represents is in need of repair.
The diagnosis of ailments is fairly simple. If the point we press is painful, it means a problem is developing or has developed in that area. To make diagnosis and health maintenance easy, Vora suggests that we make a daily routine of administering pressure upon the whole hand starting one inch down from the wrist and moving up to cover the finger tips, the webs between the fingers and the back side of the hand.
Both hands must be pressed for five minutes each. When you encounter a painful spot, make a note of its location and then press it for two minutes three times a day. Check out the organ it represents from the chart and lo and behold, you have a diagnosis. While this may work for mild ailments, any serious disorders should be entrusted to a competent doctor.
Stimulate bilaterally, i.e. on both sides of the body or both hands and feet depending on the system you use.
The symptoms may increase after the first stimulation, but this is an indication that the treatment is working and the body is throwing off the toxins.
After applying treatment for the required points, always press the kidney point as well, to stimulate it to throw out the toxins.
You may keep 'acupressure points charts' with you to check 'which part of hand is hurting, and estimate the related health disorder'. You may get these charts or images from any acupressure book, magazine or online sites. (Devendra Vora's book "Health in Your Hands" has good quality images which I keep with me. I take the photocopy of hand or foot charts and laminate it for frequent use and don't need to read or carry my books with me.)
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