(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.
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
1. Ask the person to lie down
on a mat in a relaxed way and to stretch the hands backwards with palms facing
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. Locate the two mid points at
the back corresponding to the centre of the triangular dimple on both sides of
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
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
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.
1. Ask the person to lie down on the back and apply relaxation
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.
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