I am a retired technician, who has a weak body and suffers from many illnesses since young. To improve my system, I self- studied Chinese medicine. Later, I happened to hear of Chinese physicians using ear acupressure point therapy to treat illnesses, and with incredibly effective results. This aroused my curiosity. I studied by buying books, learning and applying at the same time. Just as taught in the books, when people suffer from illnesses, the related acupoints on the ear would generate positive reaction; for instance a change in the colour of the skin, change in shape, develop rashes, skin peeling off, flushing of blood vessels etc. I began to observe the ears of friends around me. After much experiments and proofs, my confidence increased greatly, I decided to begin action. I used a raw Chinese herb which regulates blood circulation and dissipates blood clots or I used half a green bean, or other types of Chinese herb pellets to place on a piece of porous plaster which allows passage of air. I pasted it on various acupoints on the ear which reacted positively. I then pressed the “bead” with my hand to stimulate the acupoint to achieve the aim of regulating the meridian.
The first occasion was in 1990 when I was hospitalised with coronary heart disease. The heat in my body was unbearable, with a needle-like pricking pain deep in the neck. The fever would not subside. Suddenly, I thought why not try applying the ear acupoint therapy. On the lung acupoint of both ears, I pasted one “bead” of the Chinese herb as mentioned on each ear. When I applied pressure to the “bead”, a gush of heat in my body flowed from the left lungs downwards, suddenly the pain in my neck disappeared. This was the first time I experienced the effects of ear acupoint therapy.
In 1991, a friend of mine, Guo, had stomach ulcer, I pasted the Chinese herb “bead” on the pancreas acupoint of both ears. After applying pressure to the beads for a few minutes, she let out ten over burbs. On the second day, her appetite resumed.
On the Christmas of 1997, I attended a party where I saw my good friend Mdm Chen resting on the sofa with her eyes shut. She was feeling so giddy that she did not wish to open her eyes. As there were no props then, I could only use my fingers to apply pressure on the liver and other related acupoints for several minutes. After a while, she was up dancing again.
Last year, while attending a puja in Los Angeles, Mdm Jin was feeling giddy and unable to move. Upon checking her ears, I realised that her heart was weak, with hormonal imbalance and poor digestion; I immediately pasted the “beads” on the heart, stomach and hormonal secretion acupoints on her ears. When applying pressure to the “beads”, she suffered great pain. However, shortly thereafter, her symptoms were less severe. Later, there was another person who complained of a splitting headache, eyes blackout, sleepiness. I pasted the “beads” on her heart acupoint and adrenal gland acupoint. When I applied pressure to her heart acupoint, I could feel her blood vessels pulsating strongly. I knew that her blood circulation had been improved.
Thereafter, there was a nun with an uncomfortable stomach, lower backache and pain on the foot base. Through observing her ears, I noticed (unusual) positive reactions on her stomach and kidney acupoints. When I applied pressure to her stomach acupoint on her ears, she was in great pain.
In Chinese medicine theory, a person will not feel pain if there is no blockage in meridian and will feel pain if there is blockage in meridian. If the acupoint on the ear feels painful, it shows that it is related to the respective areas of illness and organ systems. The more painful during treatment, the more effective the results. After sometime, the num felt a gush of heat flowing through her stomache, and she kept saying “OK, OK”. When I applied pressure to her kidney acupoint, she felt a gush of heat flowing towards her legs. Immediately, her back did not feel sore, neither did her legs feel painful anymore. There was a monk who was a chant master for years, and he often felt discomfort in his throat. I pasted the Chinese herb “bead” on his lungs acupoint and throat acupoint, at the same time applying cupping therapy to the heart chakra on his chest. Twenty minutes later, the area around the heated suction glass turned dark red, indicating poor blood circulation in the lungs, with some blood clots. Soon after, his throat and lungs felt much comfortable.
As I suffer from coronary heart disease, whenever the cold winter approaches, due to poor blood circulation, my hands and legs often feel ice cold, often triggering heart trouble. Since mine is an old ailment, whenever I feel a stuffy chest, short breath, pain in the right shoulder, or tightening of the muscles around the throat, regardless of whether I am cooking or out shopping or mountain hiking, I would immediately use one hand to apply pressure to the heart acupoint, thereafter let out several burbs. This shows that applying pressure to the heart acupoint improves blood circulation, the symptoms of coronary heart disease slowly reduce, hence learning ear acupoint therapy is really helpful to own self and others.
Extracted from Lapis Lazuli Light Magazine 2002 May Issue
Translated by Lapis Lazuli Light Singapore