Acupressure Research, Training and Treatment Sansthan was founded at Allahabad, India on 26 Mar 1995 as an organization of selfless volunteers with the main objective of serving humanity through free acupressure treatment to the sick and the ailing. The Sansthan had a humble beginning and started off on a modest scale with a group of seven volunteer men treating 12 patients free of cost in a borrowed building. The sapling planted in the year 1995 has today become a banyan tree and the small Allahabad group of seven has turned into a large country wide cohesive group of countless thousands. As the name of the Sansthan suggests, it is also very actively involved in research and training activities pertaining to acupressure therapy.
Around mid 2003, Shri J. P. Agrawal of the Sansthan came out with a path breaking research in an entirely new field, namely, Ayurvedic acupressure based mainly on study of ten basic elements as given in the ancient Indian ayurvedic text of 'Charak Sanhita'. This research has revolutionized acupressure treatment through discovery of simple and extremely effective remedy to a vast number of diseases including intractable diseases such as cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, kidney failure, tuberculosis, spinal nerve disorders covering early degeneration, osteophytes, and changes in various spinal segments, disc prolapse, Pott spine, cerebral atrophy, paralysis due to infarction in brain segments, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, mental retardedness, mania, depression, blood disorders such as anemia, deficiency of hemoglobin, RBC, platelettes, etc.
It has now become possible to completely cure diseases such as trigeminal neuralgia, blockage of coronary artery, etc. without surgery, through ayurvedic acupressure treatment. Ayurvedic acupressure has proved to be an improvement over tri-origin and eight-origin based concepts and these got gradually discontinued at the Sansthan.
Over a period of time, the Sansthan has established more than 280 affiliated treatment centers across the length and breadth of India for providing free acupressure treatment. The Sansthan runs an out patient hospital at Allahabad where free treatment is given by volunteer therapists in two shifts daily around the year including on Sundays and holidays. Thousands of fully/partially trained acupressure therapists are engaged in volunteer service at various treatment centres across the country.
The ultimate aim of the Sansthan is to train at least one member of each family in basic acupressure therapy so that the person can look after the health needs of him self/her self, family members, neighbours and friends. The Sansthan has established a training wing and a training academy with a view to meeting its objective. The training wing conducts short-term basic acupressure courses at Allahabad and outstations at periodic intervals. The training academies located at Allahabad and few other outstations conduct long-term advance acupressure courses. Correspondence and Campus Courses are also being offered of the level of certificate/diploma/advance diploma courses in acuptessure by the Sansthan. Minimal fees are charged to the students for these courses so that one and all can afford the Sansthan training.
The Sansthan is also engaged in production of acupressure related litterature and over 120 books written by the Sansthan's member-authors have been published to date. These books have been hugely popular amongst acupressure therapists and interested laymen in the country. The Sansthan regularly publishes a quarterly journal named 'Saraswati' which carries articles of interest to the acupressure community.
Brief About Acutherapy (as developed, designed by ASPEUS, Allahabad) (Updated - 30 Oct,2018)
Origin and History of Acutherapy: This Acutherapy, commonly known as Naturopathy (Acupressure by seed, magnets and colours) , is being practiced by the Acutherapists of ASPEUS ( Acupressure Shodh Prahikshan Evam Upchar Sansthan, Allahabad, an NGO) , since 22 years.
First hand experience of acupressure (reflexology) was introduced at Allahabad by Late Dr Devendra Vora of Mumbai. Then after self developed research, learning from books( Traditional Chinese acupressure –TCM, Electro Acupuncture according to Dr Voll, Germany – EAV), learning Sujok Acupuncture/acupressure- by Dr Suman Motilal Shah, Kolkata and Late Prof Park Jae Woo, Korea, and learning Anatomy –physiology by Prof. Dr G C Agarwala (rtd HOD Medical College, Alld) ; we Acutherapists developed a common, simple platform of treatment combining (Reflexology, TCM, EAV, Sujok) all these concepts , into treating only by seeds, magnets , colours (and left the painful puncturing methods by sujok needles). Later in 2003, we developed Ayurvedic Acupressure , combining the concepts of Ayurveda with our acupressure concepts. Hence forth, we are practicing basically 2 independently developed branches (1) Chinese Acupressure ( 2) Ayurvedic Acupressure ; both under the name of ACUTHERAPY i.e. Naturopathy-Acupressure by seeds, magnets and colours.
Stages of Development and Research Work : The acu points initially worked upon were reflex points on palm and feet by pressure using fingers and blunt instruments. Then after , pressure on body meridian points as per TCM were practiced. Later, all this was converted to stimulation of acu points of entire body on sujok system i.e pressure by seeds, magnets and colours on palm and feet. Then after, EAV points were tested and used on original body locations and developed/ freshly plotted on sujok (palm, feet) platform. Also, the Yogic chakras were studied and used widely on TCM points. Later, new points/plottings were developed and researched, as per the visions of ayurvedic acupressure(AA) leading to “infinite points”. The concepts of all these branches were intermingled, researched/ tested on patients and use of 5 element theory, TCM principles, six ki concept, 8 origin, triorigin, chakra system, EAV principles, Foci etc, 10 origin principle of AA etc are clubbed together and practised as per the need of the patient/ subject and its disease.
Clinical Applicability, Efficacy and Safety : The research of ASPEUS led to treatment of dreaded diseases from common cold, cough , fever to the most chronic ones like T.B., Malaria, Typhoid, Spinal and Brain disorders, Heart – kidney- liver failures, various kinds of arthritic- metabolic disorders, fibroids, tumors, cysts, diabetes, hypertension, hormonal ailments and many more. Most of the worked out CASES are compiled in (1) Literature/Books published by ASPEUS and (2) Quaterly Magazine- Saraswati. The pre and post medical reports of patients are also tabulated stating the difference in health states after treatment taken by acutherapy.
It’s efficacy and safety can be stated in short as below:
a) Early diagnosis by testing pain on acu points
b) Immediate relief in most of the temporary / acute problems
c) Substantial relief and cure in chronic disorders by long term treatment
d) Easy to learn and practice (treat) ;self employment oriented.
e) Cost effective [use of seeds, magnets(micro), colours (sketch pens)]
f) No oral or invasive mode of treatment. If any discomfort, the external application of seeds, magnets, colours can be removed. As such least chances of side effects.
g) Easy to study and teach ( as natural , simple techniques based on literature developed)
List of Institutions for Treating/ Teaching and Curriculum : ASPEUS has its head office at Minto Road, Allahabad and a long list of affiliated treatment centres , all over the country ; currently registered 280 in number. Each treatment centre is bound to service one day/ week free of cost and provides regular updates of its monthly patients treated and cases solved out ( to be published in our magazine) . These centres are equipped with highly qualified and experienced acutherapists of ASPEUS and they frequently visit/or consult at Allahabad for updations of their knowledge. Most of these centres (along with head office) are conducting training programs also to spread the therapy to the masses. Among our teaching programs, the courses/trainings and curriculum is briefly stated below:
a) Awareness – free of cost , one hour, covering first-aid acupoints , day to day ailments and treatment , use of colours, seeds as self help therapy.
b) Basic – at a reasonable cost ( 3000/-) with course books, 15 hours, covering in phases each of (1) Chinese acupressure (2) Ayurvedic Acupressure ; developing the student to be capable of understanding fundamentals of Acutherapy, and able to apply points for common disorders.
c) Advance – at a reasonable cost (3000/-) with course books, 15 hours, covering on various topics as on demand and based on Books( approx 90) of both the branches ( Chinese and Ayurvedic). This helps the students upgrade themselves to diagnose and treat in a much more efficient mannar.
d) Residential – at a reasonable cost ( 8000/-) with course books , 50 hours approx in 7 days, covering in 3 phases each(1) Chinese Acupressure (2) Ayurvedic Acupressure (3) Electro and Yogic Acupressure . This is an exhaustive course covering all the material developed in each field , and making the acutherapists, fully updated and upgraded with the techniques.
e) National Conference and Super Advance – at a reasonable cost ( 6500/-) only at Allahabad once a year for 5 days. It covers the latest research and developments carried out throughout the year by ASPEUS.
f) Correspondence Course – (distant learning- 72hrs) by currently 70 centres all over the country. Subjects –Certificate(6moths) , Diploma(1 yr) , Advance Diploma(2 yrs) , Master Advance Diploma (3 yrs) in Acupressure and other healing sciences. Fee 7500/- per sem. This course has an eligibility of 10+ and 12+ for students to take this acutherapy as self employment oriented subject.
g) Campus course – only at Allahabad(700 hrs) , again in 3 modes of certificate, diploma , advance diploma ; fee 46,500/-. Students having above eligibility , stay at ASPEUS College, Chhatnag, Jhunsi and learn the theory and practicals in detail for 6-8 hrs/day. Many have been placed by campus selection in various companies/ institutes.
List of Experts : ASPEUS online team has developed recently a panel of researchers , lecturers and therapists based on their expertise since 22 years of experiences. It has been developed as profiles in following mannar:
Level -5 ( 15 yrs and above) –Development and research of the therapy
Level -4 (10 yrs and above ) 4a=aspeus core body of monitoring and management ;
4b=Capable of placement.
Level-3 (8 yrs and above) –independent therapists for treatment and teaching
Level-1,2 (1-7 yrs) –Assistant therapists ( helping level 3,4,5)
All these above experts known as ASPEUS Technical Staff are listed in numbers as below , covering our experts all over the country.
Level 5 (10 ); Level 4a (21); Level 4b (63) ; Level 3(193) ; Level 2 (233); Level 1 (279);
Total number of ASPEUS Experts (across India) = (799); annexure-2(list of experts-31.3.17)
Currently (30.10.18) total members are exceeding 1500+ .
Besides these , many Allopathic doctors, eminent personalities , Judges etc are linked to ASPEUS regarding treatment and advisory board members.