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Objectives of Acupressure club

To spread awareness of acupressure and its benefits to mankind.             Make it simple and easy for everyone to practice by providing online support. Organizing training programs. Conducting seminars and free treatment camps.

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Body (Energy) Balance (These techniques are to be practiced by trainees only)

The human body consists of five sheaths, namely Physical frame, Energy (Pranic) frame, Mental frame, Intellectual frame and Spiritual frame. In order to maintain a balance at all levels, efforts are required to be taken on at the physical level. Faulty postures and uneven distribution of body weight during standing and walking, lead to imbalance. Similarly, blockage and leakage from different nodes in the body, disturbs the balance in the energy frame. Intense likes and dislikes disturb the mental frame. Intellectual frame is disturbed due to ignorance and the spiritual frame is disturbed by not surrendering all our actions and ourselves to the Almighty.

It is possible to correct the physical imbalance by manipulating the nodes in the legs, hip, back and neck. The techniques explained here give immense relief to the patients suffering from any pain. Before giving acupressure treatment, these balances have to be checked and corrected for effectiveness.

Leg Balance

The few thousand steps that we walk in a day produce jerks (on one side) and create pain, if there is a slight difference in the length of the two legs (lop-sidedness). Majority of people who have one-side pain in any part of the body have reported immediate relief with this balancing technique.  

Procedure for Leg Balance

1. Ask the person to lie down face-up on a mat in a relaxed way and to stretch the hands backwards with palms facing upwards.

2. Massage the solar plexus on the chest (the middle point where the rib cage ends) and loosen the legs. Bring the hands down to normal position.

3. With a ball point pen mark the topmost point on the projecting ankle bones on both legs while viewing from the top, carefully avoiding a parallax error. Make a plus mark by drawing two lines perpendicular to each other on the point.

4. Now join the legs and observe whether the two centers match. If they don’t, then there is an imbalance which has to be corrected.

5. The formula for manipulation is Long Out and Short In (LOSI).

6. Take the short leg, flex it at the knee and push it gently towards the opposite shoulder. Now holding the knee with one hand gently push at the ankle joint towards inside of the body slowly and steadily enquiring for pain at every step. Now re-check to see if the centers match. If it is still shorter, make one more attempt. Short leg by convention is the one in which the mark is extending inside, with respect to the other, from the sole.

7. If you want to correct the long leg push it away from the body following exactly the same procedure as explained in step 6.

8. The thumb rule is to always correct the short leg. If pain is prominent on one side, take the other leg and correct it accordingly.

Hip Balance

1. Ask the person to lie on his left lateral position and fold the right leg over the left to block the energy. Press the centre of the right buttock with the thumb for few seconds and release. Press and release five to ten times. For overweight people, the point can be reached by applying pressure with elbows.

2. Repeat the same procedure on the right side after turning 180 degrees.

Back Balance

1. Ask the person to lie down on the stomach and lift the head, neck and upper back to form a slight arch.

2. Locate the two dimples on the lower back near the hips.

3. Block the energy flowing down to the hips by blocking on the thighs with your legs. (If your weight is lesser than the person, you can sit on the back side of the thighs)

4. Now massage the dimples clockwise and anti-clockwise with the thumbs and push the thumbs toward and upward the spine. Repeat the massage 3-4 times and then unblock the energy flow and allow the person to sit up.

Shoulder Balance

1. Locate the two mid points at the back corresponding to the centre of the triangular dimple on both sides of the neck.

2. Ask the person to inhale, apply pressure on these points with thumbs and centre of the front triangular portion with index finger. Release pressure as the person exhales.

3. Repeat about five to six times.

Neck Balance

Warning: Should be tried only under expert guidance.

A certain amount of skill is required to do this effectively.  

1. Ask the person to lie down on the back and relax the body with some relaxation techniques.

2. Take a soft cloth long enough and twist it like a rope. Slide the cloth under the neck and hold the neck with the cloth such that you support the neck but do not lift away from ground.

3. Hold the cloth and massage the neck muscles without rubbing, by moving the hands up and down alternatively.

4. Tie the cloth around the head and holding the tied-end give slight traction to the neck until a slight movement is observed in the toe. Hold it for a few seconds and release gently.

5. Repeat three times and give a good massage with the cloth.

Stomach Balance

1. Ask the person to lie down on the back and apply relaxation techniques.

2. Use index finger, middle finger and ring finger to apply gentle pressure at the end of the rib cage.

3. Use the other thumb also to press these three fingers. With constant pressure slide these three fingers down by two to three inches and apply pressure slightly upward at the end.

4. Repeat this three times.

Abdominal Balance

In this balancing technique, thumbs are used to give a light pressure at the end of the abdomen. This pressure has to be applied from one end of the abdomen to the other end upwards for a few seconds, say about three seconds. The hardness of the abdomen will be removed immediately.

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