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Acupressure and Reiki

As a Reiki therapist many times I have been asked this question: “Madam can I continue my current medication ? Will it affect the result of Reiki?

My one and only answer to this question is:  “No need to restrict any treatment while undergoing Reiki Treatment. If any, Reiki will only have complimentary effects if taken along with other Treatments and improvement can be beyond expectation. But no side affects at all”.

Another Complimentary Treatment working in unison with Reiki is Acupressure. Some of the similarities in Reiki and Acupressure are as follows : 1) To Treat the Person and not only Disease/Disorder. 2) Body and Mind are inseparable 3) Energy of 5 Elements/ Chi . 4) To help body regain its natural healing power 5) Release of Toxic matters from the body.

A notable difference is that acupressure has to apply some pressure on body for the treatment, whereas Reiki does not need to apply any pressure. Also Acupressure needs to be applied at specific points only whereas Reiki does not have that limitation. Following article provides good amount of information on Acupressure.


For Reiki Therapy and Alternative Medicine Counselling, contact me on dr.tarafakhri@gmail.com. Wishing you a Healthy life forever.”


  • In this therapy the therapist will massage the body to strengthen deep tissues by using various oils and different techniques.
  • It is used to relax nerves, muscles and joints.
  • It is an ancient therapy and is used in our home in many conditions like massaging the head with the hair oil in headaches and hair falling etc………..
  • Applying pain balms on the painful region. It is done systematically and gently on the recipient’s body so he can get warmth of human touch.
  • It has a special effect in relieving the stress. It can be used for aches and pains, in case of paralysis to stimulate the affected part.
  • It stimulates the body and helps in toxic elimination by opening the pores of skin and perspiration.
  • It can’t be used in the case of FEVER, SKIN DISORDERS, INJURY &WOUND FRACTURES AND IN PREGNANCY abdomen should not be massaged.
  • It can be combinely used with acupressure therapy hence acupressure points can also be massaged.
  • In this therapy special magnetic and colour charged oil are also used as per the requirement.
  • Techniques and movements of massage generally used:

(1)   EFFLURAGE (stroking)

This is the first and the main movement and is striking and gliding movement. It is mainly executed with the palm of hands and precedes all other movements. Stroking is usually done towards the heart. The pressure should be slow and rhythmic. The person being massaged should experience a continuous movement but of varied pressure.


It is a circular movement towards or around the joints with the help of the finger tip or thumb in order to break and remove the deposit around them.


This is a squeezing movement usually circular and is applied with the thumb and /or fingers. It helps to eliminate accumulated waste products.


It is done by rapidly and gently tapping and beating the body. It increases the blood supply and provides nutrition to the parts. More useful over the head and also on lumbar region to reduce the fat.


Vibro massager is used in this technique which is electrically operated and is very useful in neuritis.


It is the movement which uses the sides of the both hands, like a karate chop, but fingers are kept relaxed and slightly curved.


  • Acupressure is the most ancient and simplest of various oriental therapies such as acupuncture, shiatsu, zone therapy and reflexology which are prevalent today.
  • Each of these therapies strives to produce healing effects on the internal organs of the body through well defined points on the body surface.
  • Long term use of this therapy can be beneficial in chronic diseases also. Though acute results can be obtained in aches and pains.
  • Though easy and simple it is an effective treatment.
  • Anybody can take this treatment by himself in the privacy of his own home.
  • It is completely free from any side effects.


  • Health can be maintained easily by taking a regular treatment on the particular acupressure points every day.
  • A short acupressure session in the morning helps to maintain the balance of the energies flowing in the body.
  • Acupressure helps to increase vitality and strength. A regular application of pressure on acupressure points TSU-SAN-LI & YANG-LING-CHUAN gives strength to the muscles of the legs.
  • The heart and respiratory system work with increased efficiency by pressing the points NEI-KUAN.


  • When any organ of the body is diseased the points corresponding to that organ become tender and morbidly sensitive.
  • If some points hurts on pressing it can be said that there is something wrong with the organ connected with that point.
  • In acupressure even in the initial stage of the disease the diagnosis of the disease is possible with the help of painful points.
  • It also helps to diagnose a disease which is likely to occur in near future.
  • Though it is true that early and differential diagnosis of a disease is possible with the help of acupressure, the patient is advised not to attempt to diagnose his disease on his own. The work of diagnosis should be left to an experienced physician.


  • The principle of acupressure is “TREAT THE PATIENT AND NOT THE DISEASE ALONE”.
  • Diseases cure by acupressure
    • Constipation
    • Acidity
    • Thyroid disturbances
    • All sorts of aches and pains
    • Stress and its related disorder/ psychosomatic disorder
    • Speech and sleep disorder etc…………………
  • It should not be used in case of fractures, injuries, wound, mature cataract, gall stone, kidney stone.
  • There are many acupressure tools available in the market which can be used.
  • Acupressure foot rollers, sandals, mates, belts etc………..
  • Acupressure can be combinely used with massage therapy also.
  • POINT -1(LU-5)
    • Observe the faint crease that represents the elbow joint.
    • Now bend the elbow by about 45degrees, you will find a rope like structure at the centre of the front surface of elbow. This is the tendon of the biceps muscles of the arm.
    • Point 1 lies on the elbow crease, just near this tendon.
  • POINT-2(LU-6)
    • Joint the point 1 and 3 with a straight line. Point 2 lies on this line, five thumb width below the elbow crease.
  • POINT-3(LU-7)
    • This point lies on the outer border of the forearm, two finger widths above the wrist joint.
  • POINT-4(LU-9)
    • This point lies at the outer end of the wrist crease.
  •  etc…..

  • Alternative medicine is the branch of medicine which believes that “THE BODY HAS ITS OWN DEFENCE MECHANISM OF HEALING, IT POSSES THE POWER TO HEAL ITSELF”.
  • It has many valuable tools and each and every tool has its own importance.
  • It is also called as HOLISTIC MEDICINE because it believes in treating the person as a whole.
  • It believes that BODY AND MIND ARE IN-SEPERABLE. If either of two is affected another will also suffer. E.g.  a) If the person is under stress for long time then he may suffer from constipation, acidity, hypertension, tension headache etc.. b) If the person has thyroid disturbances then he may suffer from depression.
  • In this system the person is consider healthy if his body and mind works in harmony with each other.
  • During consultation in this system of medicine special importance is given to mental state along with physical examination.
  • The various types of alternative medicine practiced in India are as follows:


  • It is the system of medicine in which diseases are prevented and cure by natural means i,e by eliminating disease and restoring the normal heath without producing any harm to the organism.


  • It is the system of medicine which depends on the principle “SIMILLIA SIMILLIBUS CURENTURE” which means LET LIKE BE TREATED BY LIKE.


  • In this therapy various types of aromas are used to treat the patient.


  • In this system the disease are treated by using the medicine of natural means in their crude form.


  • It is the form of exercise which strengthen the body and mind.


  • Here various high and low power magnets are used to treat the patient.


  • Here mild and specific type of pressure is applied on various acupressure point on the body to stimulate that particular organ. Pressure is applied by tips of fingers or thumb of palms and soles of feet.


  • Here instead of pressure the specific acupuncture needle is used to stimulate that particular organ.


  • In this therapy the therapist will massage the body to strengthen deep tissues by using various oils and different techniques.


  • It is based on concept of energy balance i,e to cure the energy disturbances which results in development of disease.


  • In this therapy only water is used to treat the patient externally or internally with or without additives.


  • In this therapy food habits are cultivated upon the need of individual. Attention is given to maintain the acid alkaline balance of the body.


In this 38 remedies made from flowers are used on the basis of mental state of the patient.

“For Reiki Therapy and Alternative Medicine Counselling, contact me on dr.tarafakhri@gmail.com. Wishing you a Healthy life forever.”

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