Simply Su-Jok: Coping with old age-related ailments

My previous article on age-related problems elicited a lot of inquiries and I thought of doing a follow-up article on providing answers for some more ailments. But before getting into it, one must understand the theory behind the treatments prescribed by a holistic healer. Our ancestors knew that human beings, like plants, seeds, and other living things in the universe, were immersed in an evolutionary cycle. So, according to traditional medicine the human body is akin to a universe on its own and is affected by its own climatic energies. Just like there is a climate present outside us, there is one found inside us.

The term ‘climate’ in traditional medicine refers to agents that cause disease. These climate forces have a specific action on the body, depending upon their characteristics. Hence humans must follow the laws of the universe to accomplish harmony and total health.

Ayurvedic acupressure treats a patient by considering the effect of akash (space), vayu (air), prithvi (earth), jal (water) and agni (fire) on other five elements such as body, direction, time, mind and soul. Chinese consider the fourteen meridians such as lung, heart, liver, kidney, spleen and their paired organs large intestine, small intestine, gall bladder, urinary bladder and stomach.

One who has been reading my articles will know how to trace these meridians. For the new readers here’s a brief explanation: There are 14 meridians running through our body. The places for these are given in the figure. These protocols are based on the research done by the Institute of Acupressure and Holistic Healing, Allahabad.

How to find: One has to take a Jimmy / Probe or a pencil with its lead point broken and smoothened. Without applying much pressure move the blunt point on the skin of fingers and toes. The affected point will be very painful. Stimulate it by turning it clockwise and anticlockwise for a minute or two. One will generally feel some relief instantly. Paste tiny Byol magnets preferably before sleeping for about eight hours. If the point has an arrow up, please use a magnet with yellow side touching skin and if arrow down then white touches skin. The points are to be stimulated three to four times a day and magnets attached at night. Repeat the treatment till the problem is solved.

Bedsores: When someone is paralyzed or has limited mobility, whether short-term or long-term, you may notice areas of irritated or broken skin. These are bedsores, which can range from mild to severe and may cause pain and discomfort. If you or someone you know has bedsores, consult with your doctor immediately. Home remedy includes treating: UB 54 ↓, Sp 6 ↓

Coronary artery disease (CAD): Also known as arterial sclerosis is a condition, which affects the arteries that supply the heart with blood. It is usually caused by atherosclerosis — a buildup of plaque inside the artery walls. This buildup causes the inside of the arteries to become narrower and slows down the flow of blood. Treat: Ci 7 ↑

Decreased Motor Functions: Decreased central nervous system function causing decrease in mental functions, inability to maintain balance and walk properly. For a person to intentionally move a muscle (called a voluntary muscle contraction), the brain must generate a signal that travels a pathway from:

· The brain.

· Through nerve cells in the brain stem and spinal cord.

· Through nerves from the spinal cord to the muscles (called peripheral nerves).

· Across the connection between nerve and muscle (called a neuromuscular junction).

· Using the brain to move a Muscle.

Moving a muscle usually involves communication between the muscle and the brain through nerves. The impetus to move a muscle may originate with the senses. For example, special nerve endings in the skin (sensory receptors) enable people to determine what something feels like, as when they feel the texture of fabric or reach in their pocket to find a nickel in an assortment of coins. This information is sent to the brain, and the brain may send a message to the muscle about how to respond. This type of exchange involves two complex nerve pathways: The sensory nerve pathway to the brain. The motor nerve pathway to the muscle. Treat: ND 3 ↑.

Simply Su-Jok: Coping with old age-related ailments

Decreased Vitamin D: Fall in Vitamin D level due to decreased metabolism; ageing reduces vitamin D production in the skin. There is a decrease in the concentration of seven dehydrocholesterol in the epidermis in old compared to young individuals, and a reduced response to UV light, resulting in a 50% decrease in the formation of previtamin D3. To increase Vitamin D naturally, whole body oil massage and sun bathing is advised or treat: K 3 ↑.

Cough: There are two types of coughs, dry and wet. A dry or sometimes tickly cough is one that does not bring up any phlegm or mucus. Dry coughs may cause a tickling sensation and are often due to irritation in the throat. Treat: Lu 10 ↓ During cold and flu season, coughs tend to be wet as our lungs are filled with mucus. Wet cough often transitions into dry cough that produces no mucus. Treat: Lu 5 ↓.

Simply Su-Jok: Coping with old age-related ailments

(The Free Press Journal along with the Lions Club of Mumbai ACTION would like to guide people on how to treat self through non-invasive, therapies like Sujok, Ayurvedic Acupressure and Mudra Yoga. This is complementary and will not override the treatment given by doctor. Please share your problems by writing to us at features@fpj.co.in; lionsclubofaction@gmail.com. You can also share the problem on WhatsApp at 9323178565.)

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