A visit to Giridhar Luthria’s office in Mayur Villa at Juhu will welcome you with posters with diagrams of a palm or foot, marking out the organs of a human body and telling you which point on your palm is directly connected to which joint/organ and how the self-healing therapy administered and taught by Luthria can help you.
The number of people suffering from problems like weak eyesight, joint pains and back aches is ever increasing. Popping antibiotics and pills brings relief, “But it is temporary,” says Luthria. “An ankle that hurts, a knee that must have jerked, a throbbing backache, weak eyesight and even a nagging cough — all can be healed without taking pills,” says Luthria, a practitioner of Su-Jok, a therapy of self-healing.
It was in 1998 that Luthria was introduced to Johrei—a Japanese form of healing developed by Mokichi Okada. This form of healing believes that the use of “divine light” can cure a patient of spiritual impurities that cause various ailments. “A family member who suffered three slip discs and was about to undergo surgery got cured by this healing therapy in about one-and-a-half months,” says Luthria, justifying his belief in alternative healing. This personal experience encouraged him to study Johrei, through which he was able to help quite a few family members and friends.
However, practicing Johrei is a difficult task. “Since the basis of this form of healing is based on spiritual purity, there are strict rules that the practitioner has to follow,” says the octogenarian. The motive behind practicing self-healing therapy is that more and more people become aware of how to deal with regular ailments.
To make sure that his innate belief in the art of self-healing is spread to a maximum number of people, Luthria studied Su-Jok. Su-Jok literally means the study of Su (the hand) and Jok (the foot). “In this form of healing, a palm represents a human body — the index and little fingers are the arms; the middle and ring fingers are the limbs and the thumb represents the head,” he explains. He adds that the therapy is a simple art that can be learned and practiced by anybody, irrespective of age, occupation, religion or spiritual belief.
So, what should one do to get rid of a regular cough that has gotten worse? “Simply use the ring (an instrument that comes within a kit provided for individuals to practice Su-Jok) and roll it over your thumb exactly at a point where the first digit bows,” Luthria says, adding that a strong rolling of the ring can result in immediate relief.
Luthria says that a lot of ailments can be cured by ingredients found in one’s kitchen, for instance, weak eyesight. “Like drawing eyes on your thumb, keep two pepper corns pasted on your thumb through the night and you can be rest assured that within a few days you will start noticing a difference,” he says.
Although pasting peppercorns or using fenugreek (methi) seeds to cure a cough or ease a backache may seem ridiculous at first, Luthria is confident that the results will make you a believer. “My only motive is to provide an alternative to people who need immediate relief. Of course, if they continue the therapy, they can get long-term relief as well,” says Luthria, adding that self-help is the best help one can get.
To know more about this form of self-healing visit: http://sujoktherapy.com/