Su Jok Acupuncture
Su Jok is the newest method of treatment developed by Dr. Park, Jae Woo (Korea) and is now widely practiced in Russia and other independent countries of former USSR.
The method is attractive because of its unique simplicity, logicality, and efficiency. Really, simplicity is the basis of genius!
The whole of the human body may be mapped out on the hand and foot; this is where Su Jok finds it's foundation.
If you have a good imagination, like professor Park, Jae Woo, then you might imagine that on our thumbs are superimposed areas of the head and our fingers contain correlations to the arms and legs. The joints of the fingers mirror the joints of the arms and legs.
The thumb is separate from other fingers just as the head is separate from the extremities. Although the thumb doesn't have a vertical position on the hand as the head has on the body, we can easily imagine this position.
1. Correspondence System of Hand
The lower part of the thumb represents the neck; the upper part of the thumb represents
the head. Everything we find on the head, we can find on the
thumb as well. The face is situated in an upper falange of the thumb.
The line between upper and lower falanges of the thumb gives
legible border between the head and the neck, so all face with
nose, eyes, ears, etc., lies above this line.
For example, the picture below shows tooth treatment points on the thumb.
2. Toothache treatment points
If we push in the middle of the thumb (the upper part), we exactly hit into the
If we push a little to the side and up from the nose, we find the
eye (left or right). The extremities are even more simple to find. Every falange
represents a specific part of the leg or the arm. It is important
here not to confuse which is the arm and which is the leg.
The system on the hand which reflects the positions of all body
parts, organs and systems is called the Correspondence System.
Everything found in the body can also be found in the Correspondence
If you have problems in your body, the Correspondence
System will reflect it as well. If viewed from the philosophical
standpoint that everything in world is interconnected, you can see
how manipulating points in the correspondence System will effect
the whole body. It works like a distant control. The therapist
will not necessarily effect the whole liver, but only a small
area representing the liver in the Correspondence System in order
to encourage changes in the liver itself.
One paradox is very noticeable; the smaller the Correspondence System (in Su Jok there
are several types of the Correspondence Systems) the stronger the
effect it has on the whole body.
That is why this method acts very effectively, even more effectively than traditional acupuncture.
The Su Jok method is absolutely safe. One of the reasons for this
safety, as Dr. Park, Jae Woo explains, is that our hands and feet
were made by God especially for the treating of the whole body.
The more we effect the hands and feet, the more we treat the whole
of our bodies. Another reason is that all body problems are created
by a blockage or imbalance of energy flowing through body meridians
or channels. Removing this blockage, we can reach a healthy balance
in the body.
The energy blockages in the body's organs and systems
create painful areas in the Correspondence System. Treating these
painful areas with different methods (massage, heating by special
moxes, using small needles, magnets, corns, etc) will treat the
It does not matter what the illness is, all illnesses
have one deep reason - blocked energy in some area of the body.
This blockage then creates physical and physiological changes in
body areas. Modern medicine will treat these specific areas, but
the reason for the illness will stay in the body, creating problems
in the same or other areas. Only intervention on an energetic level
will effect the root of an illness.
By working a painful area on the hand, one can remove an energetic
block in the body.
It is not important to know the names of
illnesses, only to find the correct painful ara on the hand which
manifests a concrete problem and effect it.
Sometimes it may be necessary to effect the same area of the hand
or foot several times in order to create the powerful flow of
energetic waves needed to smash blockage or extinguish malignant
waves in the body area.
Because of this fact, some problems may
arise in the skin in this specific area of the hand, but it is a small
consequence if one takes into consideration the positive effect on
a whole body.
Very important in this method is that it requires patience to find the
correct correspondence area and exact point of influence because
effecting other areas and points not corresponding with the
problematic area of the body can cause temporary blockage of energy
in these areas.
It is not dangerous for the body because distant
manipulations cannot create problems in the body, but it is better
to deal with it correctly the first time in order to receive
The results can be astounding.
When after 5-10 minutes of
manipulation a joint which has proven immovable begins
to move in all possible directions, one gets a strong belief in the
miraculousness of this method. Not only joint problems can be
treated with this method. Painful conditions and illnesses can also
be effected so long as organic changes have not occurred in the
body, but even then Su Jok may help.
The method of the Correspondence System is an independent
self-sufficient method of Su Jok reflexology. Everyone can use this
method for self-treatment, or treating family members and friends.
It does not require deep medical education or very expensive
equipment. One session of Su Jok reflexology usually lasts
2-40 minutes and sometimes one session is enough to treat an
In Russia, where people already understood the effectiveness of
nontraditional forms of medicine, this method became popular
immediately after Dr.Park, Jae Woo visited this country with his
lectures and fabulous demonstrations.
In a short period of time special Su Jok Clinics were created.
Su Jok Academies in many cities of the country provide regular
courses of learning for those who desire to receive basic and
extended knowledge of the subject.
Many physicians, massage therapists, and nurses use the method in
This method is especially good in combination with massage therapy
which also allow the removal of blocked energy in the body due to
a powerful increasing in a circulation.
Massage, therefore, fortifies the positive changes created by the Su
The Correspondence System component is the simples part of Su Jok
Acupuncture. Two other more complicated parts require deeper knowledge
and understanding of Chinese philosphy and medicine.
This consists of the study of Byol (micro) Meridians and six Ki (Energies).
In the basis of these studies lies the statement that all meridian
systems of the body are also represented on the hand and foot.
One can effect the energy in these meridians as in traditional
acupuncture where micro needles, micromagnets, or seeds of corn are
It is necessary to know only 5 (in accordance with 5
element theory of the most active points of each of the 12 Meridians
which are situated in the arms and legs and are also found in the
Correspondence System- on the index and middle fingers of each hand.
Effecting these points using distal manipulation, one can regulate
energy in the body meridians.
These studies use such terms as
Wind of Liver, Dryness of Lung, Humidity of Spleen, etc that is
usual for traditional acupuncture. Dr. Park Jae Woo goes further
when he proves that Su Jok Method allows regulation of energy also
on the emotional and mental levels and he uses such terms as wisdom
and fire of Kidneys, gladness and desire of Heart, sadness and will
of Lungs, agony and consciousness of Spleen.
So, using the Su Jok Method one can increase his consciousness,
when for instance, he needs to prepare himself to take exams or
do his work properly. Mental and emotional levels of the
So Jok Method also successfully treats impotency, depression,
The effectiveness of the method is expressive.
In as little as one minute changes may be felt in the body.
It is just possible to manipulate with patient's condition by
wathcing his or her reaction and transposing magnets, needles, or
seeds on the patient's hand to another direction.
Sometimes the therapist creates a change knowingly, in order to
receive a better effect through deterioration of patient's condition.
Unique simplicity, safeness, effectiveness, and inexpensiveness
became the reason for the fast and wide popularity of Su Jok in
the countries of former USSR.
It is difficult to find another method comparable in the speed of
receiving results of a treatment.
In the USA, it is already noticeable that traditional western
medicine cannot offer an answer to all medical questions.
Health problems are remedied by means of surgery or powerful
medications with a lot of side effects (which can be avoided
in 50% and more cases). It is useful to find an alternative
method: the drop of the fresh air which together with massage
therapy, fasting, urinetherapy, different body and energetic work,
can give deep and natural treatment of a lot of illnesses.