Learn G-Jo: Acupuncture Without Needles

If you know where to press you can perform G-Jo (JEE-Joh) a form of acupuncture without needles.

| January/February 1980

Relieve your aches and pains without the use of often harmful drugs... 

Health care can often be a problem for folks who want to move toward a more natural, stress-free, and independent rural lifestyle. If your homestead is deeply buried in the woods, for instance, what do you do when a health crisis occurs? The usual options—rushing many miles to a doctor, clinic, or drugstore . . . keeping a large stash of medicine for who-knows-what emergency . . . or just suffering while your body heals itself—are far from attractive or practical.

Fortunately, there's at least one therapeutic technique that can relieve some kinds of discomfort almost instantly and is said to stimulate the mind and body's own self-healing powers. The method is known as G-Jo (pronounced "JEE-joh").

G-Jo means "first aid" in Chinese, and the technique originated in the Orient thousands of years ago. It's a primary form of finger pressure acupuncture (or acupressure—acupuncture without needles). With a little reading and practice you can learn enough G-Jo to avoid much needless suffering and become more nearly independent of doctors and drugs ... especially if your lifestyle is already a healthful one.

To the Point

There are two vital rules for using G-Jo. The first is FIND THE RIGHT PRESSURE POINT. The specific spots may be tricky to locate at first, and you must use the tip of your thumb or forefinger—not the pad or fleshy part—to probe the area of the point as deeply as you can ... applying about 20 pounds of finger pressure. Since these areas of pressure are only about the size of a pinhead, you'll have to practice locating them until you become familiar with their feel and position. You'll know when you've found a pressure point, though: It will announce itself with a "loud" twinge of sensitivity, much like that associated with a pinched nerve or a toothache.

The second important rule is STIMULATE THE PRESSURE POINT PROPERLY. Here, again, the secret is deep pressure . Massage the tiny spot with a digging, goading motion ... again, using the tip of the thumb or forefinger. If you have trouble applying enough force with your finger, you can use the blunt end of a felt-tipped marker or something similar. In severe cases, you might have to continue applying pressure for as long as several minutes, but 10 or 15 seconds of treatment is usually enough to unblock the right control point and relieve the problem completely or, at least, substantially ease the symptoms.

2/2/2009 3:43:58 AM

thanks a lot !i wanted to know about accupressure(accupuncture without needle) and here you are !everything I wanted to know was there,Thanks a lot and keep it up !

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