In Korean, Su = hand and Jok = foot. Together they relate to a therapy that employs hands and feet as treatment areas for the whole body. Developed by Professor Park Jae Woo, a visionary Korean scientist and philosopher with great perception and the ability to explain oriental wisdom in terms of modern science.
Our hands and feet host correspondence systems. These systems are highly active points connected to every area of the body. When these points are stimulated, energy waves are passed to the corresponding organ and to the brain. If you look at the hand in a downward position, it bears a resemblance to the structure of the body. Take first the thumb, it has two phalanges that resemble the head and neck.
The top part of the thumb, palm side (yin), is face and positioned below the nail plate on the yang side is the brain. Under the first joint is the neck; on the yin surface is the location of the throat and on the yang surface the cervical vertebrae.
When the thumb is flexed it reveals the area that corresponds to the lungs, with the heart positioned between the lungs, slightly off centre to the left, with the apex sifting on the life-line crease; this crease indicates the line of the upper diaphragm. The index and pinky fingers correspond to the arms and hands, the middle fingers to the legs and feet. And so we are able to continue through the body, with exact mirror images of all organs, body systems and appendages mapped onto the hands and feet.
To carry out the most effective treatment, it is important to have a consultation to ascertain the nature of the problems and determine an appropriate treatment plan. While some relief can be felt during the very first session, Su Jok is a therapy that works best when practiced over a period of consecutive sessions.