Self Healing

Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers and other parts of the body to skillfully press key points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. These key points are mainly in the palms and the soles. Some points are on other parts of the body concentrated on the meridians. (Image)

The life energy/force flows along the meridians while connecting all the organs and systems in the body. When pressure is applied to specific organ points with the help of the thumb or non-pointed things, any disease with the affecting the organ related to that point being pressed is treated by that process.  Pressure applied along the meridians release muscular tension and promotes the circulation of blood and the body’s life force energy (Qi) to aid healing and promote health.

Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while Acupressure uses gentle but firm pressure. These methods of treatment have been recognized by the World Health Organization.

Benefits of Acupressure

Accupressure allows you to take charge of your health, thus preventing the occurrence of diseases. And when disease exists, it provides an easy process for making a diagnosis and treating the diseases in your comfort.


The healing touch of acupressure reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. This facilitates the general healing capacity of the body and ensures a balanced mind and body. Through this process of reducing stress, Acupressure strengthens the body’s resistance to disease and promotes wellbeing. Daily application of pressure to all the points on the palm leads to the prevention of diseases including Heart Diseases, Cancers, etc.


Any pain experienced on any point on the palm or sole when pressed indicates poor health situation of organs and other parts of the body related to the painful point; alerting one on the true health situation of the related organ.

The process of pressing on the different parts of the palm or sole of the feet, allows the mind to traverse and focus on the all the parts of the body, allowing one a deeper perception of the internal body system and enabling the individual to identify areas of the body that require attention.


All forms of diseases have been known to be treated using Acupressure with appropriate diagnosis and treatment of the right points.

By applying pressure to the appropriate points on the palm and sole related to the targeted organ or system (points that will be painful when pressed), a healing process is stimulated through the increased energy (including blood) flow to that targeted area. Regular and routine application of pressure will guarantee the healing of the affected organ/system, and return to normalcy within a few hours to months depending on the nature of the disease situation.

Key Features of Acupressure

You take charge of your health.

It has a fast and marked curative effect.

The process is safe and can be personally administered.

The methods are a universal.

It is affordable to all as it is simple and cost efficient.

The process is easy to master and does not require one to learn and memorize points, continuous use makes one very conversant with all the points.

There is no side effect, if done properly.

Acupressure is beneficial to all age groups.


Nature has provided an in-built mechanism for the body to repair itself, Acupressure capitalizes on this mechanism. As the body is made up of the five elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Water; all the elements are controlled by Electromagnetic impulses (Life Force) to function as a healthy whole and Acupressure helps to restore balance in the elements within the body.

The life energy flows through the body along ‘Meridians’ that run from the tips of each finger of the Right Hand, go all over the body and end in the toes of the Right Leg; and so on the Left side; allowing for the transmission of healing energy when properly directed to restore good health to any part of the body targeted.

Abnormal flow of energy to any organ leads to malfunctioning and pain and possible disease over time; while Acupressure helps to restore free energy flow.

Other forms of natural therapy are known to complement and enhance the benefits of acupressure.

Application of continuous pressure to a particular point creates an anaesthetic effect.

Applying Pressure in Acupressure

Pressure is to be applied on and around all the points on the two palms and soles.

Pressure can be applied by pressing with the thumb, first finger or with unsharpened items like pencil.

Treatment can be taken in any position convenient to you, sitting, standing, walking …..

The pressure should be applied intermittently like pumping; continuous (steady) pressure should be avoided.

Pressure should be applied for one to two minutes on each point.

With the heel of the thumb, rolled up knuckles or polished stone, pressure can be applied along the meridians.

Pressure on the points send current to the respective organs and parts of the body represented by the points.

Deeper pressure should be applied to organs known to be deep in the body (like the endocrine glands). Organs that are not functioning optimally will be painful when pressure is applied, indicating the need for further management.

Special Points for Consideration

A. The Solar Plexus

Within the body, the solar plexus is a network of nerves that is situated directly behind the stomach and is the largest autonomic nerve centre in the abdominal cavity. Nerves branch out from here to all parts of the abdomen and control many vital functions such as adrenal secretion and intestinal contraction. It is often termed as the “abdominal brain.”

The Solar Plexus is also a point at which one of the main chakras is found and is called the solar plexus chakra.

A balance Solar Plexus is necessary for the proper functioning of the human body.

Management of the Solar Plexus

Confirm that the Solar Plexus is properly aligned; One way of doing this is to join the two palms as shown in the figure, match the lines of #1 (Heartlines). If the Solar Plexus is in order, the uppermost line in the small fingers as shown in the figure will match. If the Solar Plexus is shifted, the line #4 will not match.


Restoring the Solar Plexus when displaced; one method is to keep your Right palm on the joint of the left hand and hold the muscles there hard. With a jerk bring up the left hand and try to touch the left shoulder with the open thumb. Repeat 5 times; then repeat the procedure on the right hand. Conduct this procedure every morning on empty stomach to the Solar Plexus in place.

In situations of frequent shifting of the Solar Plexus, first, correct the Solar Plexus as explained earlier, then take a string (like sewing thread) and tie it eight to nine times around the base of the big toe. It should not be too tight to allow blood circulation and it should be worn for a minimum of three days, to keep the Solar Plexus in order. Remove the string if there is unbearable pain.

B. The Webs

The Webs are the starting points for the nerves and are located at the junction of the fingers, the big ones are located at the junction between the thumb and the first finger, and they are also like that in the toes. On the dorsum of the hand, between the first and second metacarpal bones, approximately in the middle of the second metacarpal bone on the radial side lie the biggest webs in the body. The best way to find the “actual” point location is to find where your thumb and pointer finger meet towards the base of your wrist.


Pressing the webs prescribed for any issue related to the head and face, including Headaches and Sinus Infections; Toothache; Redness and swelling of the eyes; and Swelling or puffiness in the face.

Pressure should be applied to the Webs daily to activate the synchronization of the organs and systems.

Management of the Webs

Using your thumb and forefinger of the opposite hand, squeeze this area until you feel mild discomfort. Continue to hold that pressure for 20 – 30 seconds and then release. Repeat as often as necessary throughout the day until you feel that you have evoked a change in the condition from which you are suffering.

Acupressure for Wellbeing

Routinely observe the Solar Plexus (Alternate day when balanced).

Correct the Solar Plexus if not balanced.

Identify organs in the body that are malfunctioning by noting painful points.

Massage all organs twice daily.

Massage troubled organs at least three times daily.

Massage all the points and the meridians for enhanced sleep.

Rolling the feet on Rollers while seated or standing helps massage all the points. This particular helps to facilitate digestion when done after meals Take health drinks, fruits and vegetables daily.