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Sujok Therapy For Insomnia And Health

Updated on June 11, 2020
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Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.

About Sujok Therapy

Sujok therapy is an alternate therapy system of treatment to heal disease by stimulating certain pain points in the hands and feet with the combined use of acupuncture, finger pressure or a simple probe like a blunt needle, ballpoint pen or any blunt instrument.

Prof. Park Jae Woo, a Korean, developed this alternate healing therapy.

In Sujok,

  • Su means hand
  • Jok means feet

Thus, Sujok means treatment based on hand and feet. Sujok is a drugless, safe and side effects free system of treatment. It can be learnt easily both for self-treatment and treating others.

The Correspondence Systems

The entire system of sujok therapy hinges on the fact that our entire body is represented on a smaller scale in the hands and feet which are the mirror images of the entire body.

According to the hand and foot acupuncture principle, similar bodies have correspondence reactions that work similarly.

There are various correspondence systems in the body. The correspondence systems are located on each and every independent part of the body like the hands, feet, ears, head, tongue, internal organs, etc.

These correspondence systems exchange information about the working of each and every body organ and part. This means that information about the condition of each and every organ is being received by and transmitted to, all the correspondence systems.

Each correspondence system is a reduced replica of the human body and all the organs and the body parts are reflected in each of the correspondence systems. Areas or zones belonging to particular body organs are called correspondence zones. Therefore, each body organ or part, has its own correspondence zone, in all the correspondence systems.
Take the example of the stomach. It has correspondence zones on the ears, eyes, feet and all the other correspondence systems.

Very simply, it can be stated that all organs and body parts are represented on a smaller scale on specific locations or points on the hands, feet, ears, head and all the other correspondence systems.

A Very good Explanation Of Sujok Points

Another Good Explanation Of Sujok Points

Information about the health of body organs and body parts is being continuously exchanged between all the correspondence systems.

When disease strikes any organ, this information is sent to all the correspondence systems. The correspondence systems react and in the correspondence zones belonging to the diseased organ, one or more pain points are developed. These pain points are minute spheric formations that cause pain when pressed.

When these pain points are pressed or stimulated the body sends healing impulses, from all the different correspondence systems to the diseased organ. These impulses fight the disease and restore the state of health of that organ.

As these correspondence systems and correspondence zones exist in the hands and feet in a major way.
Thus, our hands and feet constitute the Main correspondence system.

Similarly, on each toe and finger, the entire body is represented separately again.
This is the Insect correspondence system.

Due to our daily activities like walking and working with our hands healing impulses are being generated constantly but erratically and sent to the various organs and body parts which keeps them healthy and therefore, activity acts as a preventive measure correcting minor disturbances in health. But these impulses are not generated when we lead a sedentary life or may not be as powerful in intensity so as to heal a severe disease.

In such cases, there is a need to develop powerful healing impulses and this can only be done by stimulating the pain points in the related correspondence systems.

It has been found through experience that the healing impulses generated by stimulating the pain points in the Main correspondence system located in the hands and feet are the most powerful.

Hence, Sujok therapy is developed on the correspondence systems located on the hands and feet.

Main correspondence system sujok therapy
Main correspondence system sujok therapy | Source

2 Levels Of Sujok Therapy

For treatment, there are 2 levels of Sujok therapy.

In the first level, 2 correspondence systems are involved :

1. Main correspondence system

The hands and feet make up the main correspondence system. In this,

  • The thumb corresponds to the head and neck.
  • The 2nd & 5th fingers correspond to the upper limbs; that is, arms.
  • The 3rd & 4th fingers correspond to the lower limbs; that is, legs.
  • The knuckles correspond to the joint of the limbs.
  • The back of the palm and foot correspond to the torso.
  • The internal organs are represented on the palm and the foot.

Insect correspondence system, sujok therapy
Insect correspondence system, sujok therapy | Source

2. Insect correspondence system

On each finger and toe are located healing correspondence systems similar to the human body.

An insect's body is made up of 3 parts; head, chest and stomach. This is the exact way the correspondence systems are located on the fingers and toes.

  • The head and neck are located on the 1st phalange of the fingers and toes.
  • The breast is located on the 2nd phalange
  • The stomach is located on the 3rd phalange.
  • The upper limbs are located in a bent position on the side of the 2nd phalange.
  • The lower limbs are located in a bent position on the side of the 3rd phalange.

It should be noted that the healing impulses generated from the points of the feet are more powerful and effective than the ones generated from those of the hands. This is because we are constantly using our feet and nature meant it to be this way.

Because of its similarity to the insect's body, this system is called Insect correspondence system.

The second level is an independent healing method based on metaphysics and is more complicated. More study and efforts are needed to treat with this level.

Locating & Stimulating The Pain Points

There are many ways these points can be located and stimulated. Some of the things that can be used are:

  • A diagnostic probe, a matchstick or any appropriate object with a rounded tip. Those experienced can even use a nail for this purpose.
  • Small microneedles.
  • Natural seeds.
  • Grains.
  • Natural stones.
  • Metal & magnet stars of different shapes.
  • Rubber bands.
  • Ball bearings or Tsu balls.
  • Moxa cigars & cones.
  • Metal rollers.

Benefits Of Sujok Therapy

~~~ Primary sujok can be learnt in a couple of hours.
~~~ No special education is required.
~~~ Can be practised anytime at home.
~~~ No special equipment or expensive tools are needed.
~~~ No age limit to get treated.
~~~ Treat any body part.
~~~ Very effective. Effects comparable to drug treatment
~~~ Can heal chronic disease.
~~~ Compatible with medicines being taken.
~~~ Acts as a lifesaver in acute cases when first aid is needed.
~~~ A boon to the poor and those in underdeveloped countries and to those who cannot afford expensive medical treatment or medical treatment is hard to come by.
~~~ Can be used to treat day to day health issues.
~~~ No side effects.

Some Points To Note

Sujok treats body parts or organs not the symptoms: therefore, it is necessary to know which organ or part needs to be treated to get relief. Also, if irreversible changes have occurred in body tissues or organs, sujok therapy still eases the condition though it may not cure it.

For serious diseases that have affected many body organs, the 1st level of sujok therapy may not be sufficient. The second level of treatment, that is, the metaphysical part has to be used.

Sujok therapy is not a cure-all but is very much suited to treat a multitude of diseases that one encounters in the daily grind of living.

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The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies, supplements or starting a new health regime.

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    • insomnie profile image


      4 years ago from Paris

      I did not know this therapy. Interesting article.

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      5 years ago

      Hi Rajan,

      Does Sujok help for angulated coccyx pain.if so which points and where ?

      can i do it myself?

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      You can check from just dial or online yellow pages.

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      6 years ago

      Thx for the information Ranjan. However, I would like to know some references of practitioners giving sujok or acupressure treatment (particularly in Pune - Maharashtra).

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thanks for stopping by moonlake. Glad you like the info.

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      7 years ago from America

      Interesting hub. Voted up, Never heard of this before.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Carol - Sujok is an effective alternate therapy very similar to acupressure therapy and works on almost the same principle. Reading more about it will surely make it more understandable. Thanks for reading and sharing.

      Arun - You are correct Arun. It is another form of acupressure therapy. I'm not very advanced working with it but I believe you should get help for your problem, from a professional who practices this therapy.

      Thanks for reading.

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      7 years ago from KOLKATA

      Rajan -As one very much interested in alternative therapy I find your hub very interesting. It appears to be an advanced acupressure treatment. As you mention it is applicable for treatment of any body part I feel inclined to know whether it can cure HEART MUSCLE problem. Actually my heart muscle is thicker than normal causing some health hazards. Meanwhile, thank you very much for sharing this.

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      carol stanley 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      I had never heard of this but found it most interesting. Will have to read it several times to absorb. Great hub. Voting UP and sharing around.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thanks for reading, Myz Cel. Glad to see you.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thanks for reading, Myz Cel. Glad to see you.

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      Life Under Construction 

      7 years ago from Neverland

      never of heard of this therapy before rajan.. very interesting.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      I've not tried sujok but I've heard of its benefits from those who have. Related to sujok is acupressure. I've tried and use it regularly. I've a hub on it too.

      Sujok is a combination of acupressure and acupuncture. Seed therapy is also used in sujok. I will be making a hub on it later.

      Thanks for reading and sharing.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thanks Nithya.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      Never heard of this, thanks for sharing. This will help relieve aches and pains.

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      7 years ago

      Very interesting to learn about a new type of therapy. Have you ever tried it or do you know anyone that has benefited from it? Although it is a different therapy there seem to be some similarities to acupuncture but I'm sure there are key differences. Voted up and shared!

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      @ vocalcoach - Audrey, there are sujok therapy trainers in the USA. I believe there ought to be at least one around your area. This therapy is really simple to learn for self treatment of minor issues on a daily basis like pain etc.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Thanks Bill. This therapy is totally safe, much better than all those drugs going down our throat.

      Appreciate your support.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      @ Audrey - glad you liked it. Thanks for reading and sharing.

      @ Ruchira - sujok has acupressure and acupuncture both incorporated into it. Very much based on similar principles too.

      Thanks for reading and sharing your views.

      @ Crystal - I agree with you, these traditional alternate therapies are not liked by the modern medical men. Thus, nothing is done to encourage them. But they work.

      Thanks for your input. Appreciate your visit.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I would love to find someone who could give me this therapy. I wouldn't mind learning how to do this myself. What a helpful hub this is. It brings hope to those of us who suffer from chronic pain. You are so good to share this rajan.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have heard of this but you did a great job of actually educating me about it. Fascinating stuff my friend, and something I tend to believe in. I have much less faith in traditional medicines and treatment.

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      Crystal Tatum 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Very informative and fascinating hub. I believe this can work. Upon a friend's suggestion, I've tried pinching the web of flesh between my thumb and pointer finger for a headache and it has gone away. I think it's very exciting that such a natural remedy could be available, but very discouraging that Western society doesn't give these methods more respect, particularly our FDA.

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      7 years ago from United States

      Seriously, Rajan. Never heard of this kind of therapy.

      I am glad that it is similar to accupressure and their points are similar.

      Thanks for the enlightening hub. Sharing it across

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      Audrey Howitt 

      7 years ago from California

      I had never heard of this type of therapy before, but find it so interesting! Passing this one!

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Harsha, it would be best to consult a sujok practitioner in your area. Thanks for reading and getting inspired.

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      Harsha Vardhana R 

      7 years ago from Bangalore

      Cool information.

      For the symptoms of possible seizures, what is advised to make a quick practice?

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Terrye, thanks for appreciating. This therapy is indeed awesome. Very simple and effective.

      Appreciate you visit and thanks for the continued support.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Suzie, sorry to learn about your physical ailment. I would certainly wish you try this therapy as there are no side effects to this. I'm glad to see a lot of positive response about this therapy, as it is not well known.

      Thanks for reading, voting, appreciating and passing it on.

      It is always a pleasure to see you.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      7 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Rajan, this is some fascinating stuff! I will have to check this out! Thank you!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi rajan,

      What a really interesting article, I have not heard of Sujok Therapy before. I have had Acupuncture over the years when I damaged all the nerves in my right leg from the knee down (diagnosed as dropped foot). This sounds like something I would love to try for a variety of things, thanks so much for sharing this. You are a mind of useful, informative subjects!! Lovely hub, Voted up, everything and shared!!

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      @ remaniki - Glad to share this information with you Rema. Thanks for reading.

      @ ausmedus - thanks for appreciating. Thank you.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      @ Victoria - thank you for the continued support to my writings.

      @ rcrumple - I do hope you get a chance to check out this therapy. Thanks for stopping by.

      @ alocsin - thanks for your visit & comments, Aurelio.

      @ KDu - There ought to be one in your area. Glad you liked. Thanks.

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      Sallie Smith 

      7 years ago from Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

      Absolutely stunning HUB, you just reveal how each and every part of body intercommunicate for well maintenance of our body, and how we can use therapy daily to remain healthy..............Voted Upppppppppp.

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      Rema T V 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Rajan,

      This is the first time I heard this name Sujok therapy. Very informative and interesting. Thanks for sharing this.

      Cheers, Rema.

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      7 years ago

      Huh, I never heard of Su Jok therapy before. Defintiely something to look more into! I wonder if they're are Su Jok therapists in the New Jersey Area...going to look them up! Thanks for the information, Rajan!

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I've not heard of this kind of therapy and doubt it's available here in California, but it's certainly worth trying as an alternative to the pin-pricks of acupuncture. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      7 years ago from Kentucky

      Extremely interesting hub! Well familiar with acupressure and it's effectiveness, but never exposed to this. Will definitely keep it in mind for the future. Great Job!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Wow, such useful information. You always have such great hubs about health. Many votes!


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