Acupressure And Beyond



By Jamuna Rangachari

July 2009

Master practitioner Ketan Shah, takes the participants through a complete wellness programme, through acupressure and beyond


The maestro (standing in centre) with his grateful students

I was amazed and humbled that I could heal someone so quickly and so well,” said Minakshi Bhardwaj, when she arrived on the second day of the workshop on acupressure, titled Acupressure and Beyond, held in Mumbai recently, and organized by Life Positive Foundation. Her co-passenger was suffering from excruciating pain in the calf muscles. Hesitantly, she offered to press the spots relating to the calf muscles. In minutes, the lady let out a sigh of relief, and began walking effortlessly.

“I am sure I will be able to help my father walk in a couple of months,” said one of the participants at the end of the workshop, spurred by the exhaustive information he had been imparted during the two days.

Surprising though it may be to the uninitiated, the power of acupressure is wide-ranging, if practised by a sincere applicant. Ranging from simple ailments like headache to more serious ones like diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and very complex ones like paralysis and Parkinson’s, acupressure has a solution for the entire gamut, explained the affable and modest facilitator, Ketan Shah.

Mr Shah is well-known to Life Positive readers and participants at the Life Positive Expo, for a good reason. He is an acupressure missionary, completely committed to popularising the benefits of this self-healing and drugless therapy.

“Diabetes is considered a major scourge and incurable in the modern world,” he said, while explaining that acupressure could actually heal it. There are seven types of diabetes in acupressure, he elaborated, explaining how one could recognise the organ affected by this ailment and treat it along with the pancreas.

Undivided attention

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