Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Su Jok Korean Acupuncture


Su Jok literally translates into Hand and Foot : (Su means a hand, and Jok means a foot). Su Jok is a form of acupuncture or acupressure therapy, which is highly condensed and focused on the treatment of diseases and disorders by concentrating only on hands and feet.

Unlike classical acupuncture treatment by Su-Jok is accomplished solely on hand and foot which reflects the name of this method. According to the Su-Jok acupuncture system, highly active point's correspondent to all internal organs and parts of body are available on hand and foot. Stimulation of these points gives normalizing influence to the function of diseased organs.
The points are composed in a strict anatomical order, reflecting the structure of the body in a diminished form. This is explained with the fact that the hand and foot reflecting principles of hologram repeat the physical structure of the body, especially in comparison with its architectonic.

Though Sujok treatment is done only in hands & feet it is for all the diseases affecting all the systems & whole body.


The first information on acupuncture date from the period of finding stone needles (3,000 BC) that are nowadays property of the Korean National Museum and the only direct proof of the assumption that ancient Korea must have been one of acupuncture cradles. There is a written record based on these investigations, which is at the same time the oldest medical book in the world, the book Nei Ching. In translation it means a stone needle and it originates from east part of China.

Basic principles in Su Jok therapy
According to the principles of Onnuri medicine and Oriental Energetic Concepts, diseases occur in human body and mind are purely due to the imbalances of the forces acting on them. Su Jok achieves cure by bringing on balance and harmony of the forces in the body and mind.

Stimulation and Treatment

Su Jok contains many methods of treatment. One method we experience every day is by walking on our feet and working with our hands. This gives us constant, random stimulation on corresponding points; however, purposeful hand and foot massage (also known as hand or foot reflexology) is even better. There are many methods of stimulation besides mechanical pressure, including:

  1. Miniature magnets designed both to give both mechanical and magnetic force stimulation;
    2. Moxibustion in the form of: (a) moxa sticks; (b) moxa the size of rice grains held on the hand or foot by small holders to prevent direct contact; and (c) direct thread moxa;
    3. Massage rollers to stimulate the hands and feet;
    4. Soft lasers;
    5. Miniature hand needles; and
    6. Colored transparent plastic discs placed strategically on charka hand points.

Other methods will be developed based on our technological and biological advancements in understanding on the physical and quantum levels of human functioning.

Conditions for use

Some of the more common disorders frequently treated with Su Jok Acupuncture include:
headaches and epilepsy
disorders of the limbs and musculature, such as:

muscle cramps
digestive disorders, such as:
nausea, constipation, diarrhea
cardiovascular disorders
genitourinary disorders
gynecological disorders
sexual dysfunction
disorders of the eyes, ears, nose and throat
skin disorders
nervous system and psychiatric disorders
addiction to alcohol, nicotine and heroin

Dr. Tatyana Yakovleva is using Su Jok acupuncture in her daily practice combined with traditional Chinese and French acupuncture.

For details, please contact our office at 718-375-1144

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