of Acu Touch
The exploration/quest about the real cause of diseases and sufferings of
humanity, as a doctor, lead me to astounding revelations about health and
I was always wondering why the modern
medicine, in spite of extensive development in technology, stumbles upon major
health issues and fall short in providing relief to the ailing humanity. I was
curious why Medical science is consistently failing to find the real cause of
disease. Later I realised that the current concept about the cause and
evolution of disease is wrong.
are not caused by external influences alone. The inner self can cure all
imbalances in the body and mind. But due to some reasons, it is not working
properly, which in-turn results in disease. So, first of all, we should know
the factors that affect the smooth functioning of normal mechanism of our
Medical thoughts of Ancient India
medical science could not be complete without finding the real cause of the
disease. Indian culture (living practices followed by Indians before
foreign invasions) and revelations made by rishis throws light on the
essence of human life. We will get more insight on healthy living from Adharva Veda
( Adharva- ancient rishi, veda-knowledge) and samhitas.
In Charaka samhita it is stated that life
(ayu) is a combination (samyoga) of body, senses, mind and soul. Rig veda is
one of the oldest philosophical texts in the world. The verses in Rig veda
relates the five basic elements of the entire creation with the primary forces
of universe....fire,earth,water,air and space (five elements/panchabhootas).
in the proportion of ‘five elements’ will affect the free flow of life energy
or Naadi. Or in other words a change in the free flow of naadi will disturb the
equilibrium of five elements. A healer
will identify the factors which affected the Naadi of a person. He will correct
the flow of Naadi and will advise to follow certain techniques to maintain the equilibrium
of ‘five elements’.
Vedic scriptures help us to identify, analyze
and understand the things happening around us in this world and how to relate
it to the things happening inside our body.
Medicine & Vedic thoughts
This is an effort to relate modern science into the concept of soul, mind and
body. Medical science is already aware of the existence of mind and its effect
on body. When mental conditions (or thoughts) affect our body and produce
biochemical changes leading to physical illnesses (psoriasis, acid peptic
disease, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and a lot more), we call
it psychosomatic diseases.
(emotions & thoughts) can make changes in electrocardiogram and
electroencephalogram. So we may consider mind as an energy. A power source can
be traced out in waves with three basic qualities such as amplitude, frequency
and mode. From our Vedas we know soul or life force is also an energy, which
gives life to a body. When the life force leaves the body we call it dead.
When two types of powers (life energy &
mind energy) acts simultaneously in one medium (our body), a new wave pattern
with a distinct frequency, amplitude and mode develop. This wave traverses
through all the organ systems and every minute cell. The cell function is
controlled by the nucleus (genetic material). The nucleus functions according
to the directions given by the life force. But the changes in the mind will
affect certain faculties of life energy. It will not allow the natural life
energy to function normally.
the frequency of vital force is disturbed it will reflect in the functioning of
the cells also. A change in frequency of any of the two energies (Life energy
& mind energy) affects the cells and organ systems and thus creates an
altered state of mind and body termed as disease.
Mind waves change with positive and negative thoughts. Positive thoughts will
have a positive effect and negative thoughts a negative effect on the wave
pattern. Each and every cell is tuned to function at its optimum in a specific
frequency with prefixed amplitude.
The life force is influenced by various factors.
1. Thoughts (stored memories related to past) and emotions of the person.
2. Thoughts and emotions of other people.
3. Cosmic forces (eg: celestial objects like sun, moon, planets etc, electric/magnetic
4. External agents like microbes, drugs, injury etc.
In a healthy body, let the energy saved from food and respiration be 99%. Body
uses 33% of this energy for daily activities, 33% of energy for digestion and
the rest 33% of energy for maintenance and repair of body cells and tissues.
When a person gets ill, the body may sometimes use the energy allotted to
digestion also for fighting the disease. That’s why we lose appetite when we
are ill. In such occasions we should listen to the language of our body
and act accordingly.
Disease or a group of symptoms is nothing but the effort made by the body to
eliminate/expel waste in order to purify the body and restore health.
Healing by Acu Touch
Acupuncture is based on the principle that the life force flows through certain
channels called meridians and the deficiencies or stagnancy in the meridians is
the real cause of disease. These deficiencies are caused by the above said
factors. By balancing the deficiencies/excess, the life energy starts flowing
freely and in full vigor. This leads to natural cure. Acupuncture healer uses Naadi
to diagnose the imbalance in the system. Once the flow of life energy is
corrected, certain techniques should be followed for a period of time, to
preserve the equilibrium. Once elimination of toxins is complete, the person
gets cured of the disease he had been suffering.