Dr.H.Bhojraj B.E (Hons),M.D (Acu)
Acupressure and Acupuncture Consultant
Jan - Feb 2004
Click here for acupressure points

Back to Newsletters


Diabetic Research
(Successful Cases)
Click here
(To know about Migraine)
Click here
(for one point acupressure solution (Headache))
Single point solutions
From the Course Director
  • Simply Walk Maadi!




  • What is asthma ?
  • What is the problem ?
  • When does it occur ?
  • What are the factors ?
  • Treatment
  • Acupunture Therapy
  • Acupuncture / Acupressure points to strengthen the lungs
  • Prevention
  •   Case Histories Diabetes 
    Basic Course on Acupressure

    Advance Acupuncture Course

    Treatment Camps

    Club News


    New book-  Walking for Health & Fitness

    ACUPRESSURE CLUB (Membership Form)
    (Take a print out of this form and send.)

    From the Course Director’s Desk

    From the Course Director's Desk....

    Simply Walk Maadi!
    To maintain your health and fitness - A book-ready for release

    It is heartening to note that preventive medicine is gaining importance among common people than curative approach.Dr.Bimal Chhjar,M.D.,a pioneer cardiologist from Delhi has proved beyond doubt that with regular exercise, proper diet and simple yoga, one can reverse the heart ailments.Reversing any pathological condition in our body,it requires constant but optimum stimulation by strong muscles of our limbs i.e. our legs and hands.Once the bulk of the leg muscles are used at its optimum level for twenty minutes,the fat molecules will start burning and will give energy for the work throughout the day.To reach that optimum level,one has to warm up the body slowly and then cooling down is as important as warming up.

    As a matter of fact,one should appreciate the vision of our Bangalore Agenda Task Force for providing ‘walking tracks’ in almost all parks built and maintained by Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.Every big or small park is full of young and old people taking up the exercise of walking. If our country has to remain healthy,individulas have to remain healthy. An individual can stay healthy only when one takes preventive steps like daily exercise, meditation,yoga and proper diet.When I wrote my book “Acupressure and Fitness” in 1996,the fitness part was not read by many people since they concentrated on curing some of the symptoms with acupressure.This time,I thought of writing in detail about exercise for fitness and add on a few acupressure points as ‘single point solutions’ for relieving the pain in case they have those symptoms.The book “Walking for health and fitness” is ready for release.

    It is essential to have a thorough check up and fill up the parameters which can be rechecked after one year. I am very sure of positive results with this simple 30 minute walking exercise at least 4 days a week.

    Once again I express my hearty thanks to all my ISRO collegues and Acupressure Club members for their suport, encouragement and cooperation to propagate these simple do-it-yourself  therapies among common people.

    Wishing everyone of you a healthy,happy and prosperous year 2004.

    With best wishes

    Dr. H. Bhojraj
    Course Director

    1963, 8th Main, ‘E’ Block,Rajajinagar II Stage
    Bangalore - 560 010.
    Tel : 332 6552 / 332 4653
    Email : acu_bgl@yahoo.co.in
    Website :http://bhojraj.tripod.com

    Consultation  by appointment only.
    Timings: Week Days   6 to  8 pm
                  Sat  & Sundays  9 to 11 am

    P.S. We request the members / readers to please send us their comments, suggestions,etc. which will greatly help us make the Newsletter more informative / interesting.


    Case Histories

    A note of appreciation:

    A really informative site with loads of case studies. It is great to see someone who is willing to share his "Secrets" so openly and freely. Keep it up.
    Yoshinobu Kawahara,Australia
    Mouth ulcers cured by oil pulling therapy

    Dear Dr Bhojraj

    Thank you for your quick response.I have  been doing oil pulling therapy quite regularly for about 3 months. Initially, I felt my body was getting warmer which I don’t know why. But, subsequently the body temperature was back to normal now. I also felt that my teeth and mouth are much cleaner after the therapy. I used to have mouth ulcers quite regularly at a frequency of about once a month. Now, it seems that whenever the mouth ulcer wants to erupt it quickly subsided and did not go into a full blown ulcer that take one to two weeks to heal.

    My bad breath seemed to have disappeared initially but it seemed to have returned recently!

    Lastly, so far, have you come across any medical or scientific study on oil pulling therapy? If you’ve, please let me know.

    Thank you and regards.

    Loh Sing Keong" lsk38300@singnet.com.sg, lsk38300@hotmail.com

    Gastric problem cured by simple acupressure

    Respected Dr Bhojraj,

    A very Healthy And Good Day to you.I saw your website link and am very much impressed with it.CONGRATULATION TO YOU SIR.
    I am living in Bahrain. I had gastric problem and constipation. I pressed the reflex point for this problem as explained in the web site and thank you for the suggestion given in the site.

    Farida Tehmten Sherdiwala T. E . Sherdiwala, Abdul Aal housing complex, flat # 12, Bldg # 349, Tashan Avenue, P.O. Box # 2012 Manama, Kingdom Of Bahrain

    Acupuncture relieves heel pain
    Says Subbarao, Scientist/Engineer, structures, ISAC - ISRO , Bangalore

    Dear Dr Bhojraj

    This is to place on record my deep appreciation  for the treatment  I received for relieving the heel pain. I was suffering from this pain for a long time. Initially I went to our AMO / orthopedic surgeon for consultation and checkup. After X –RAY examination the doctor prescribed pain killers as usual . Not satisfied with such a temporary  treatment I consulted Dr. Bhojraj and took acupuncture treatment just once. To my surprise the pain has gradually disappeared and I could restart my regular walking exercise because of the relief I got from the acupuncture treatment.

    Acupuncture relieves heel pain due to muscular sprain
    Says Dr. Sujata Palyam

    During my recent visit to Delhi to attend a conference, I just slipped a little while walking with my new sandles. The pain was severe and I could not even move my foot. It looked like a muscular sprain at the heel. I gave myself the acupuncture treatment  (Liver 1, Stomach 36, Lung 8 and Large Intestine 4). With this there was great relief  from pain in just a matter of minutes. I was able to walk normally. After about 2 hours I slipped again and this time the pain was much more since the muscular sprain was at the same spot. Again I treated myself sitting in a car at the same points. I could notice a slight swelling at my right heel and the pain subsided.

    I visited Mr. Agarwal to buy some acupuncture needles the  next morning and after noticing the swelling on my ankle, Mr. Agarwal gave me Moxa treatment and the pain and swelling vanised immediately. I was completly normal in walking thereafter and till date I havn’t experienced any painor swelling. My friend from Pune, Mrs. Pathak who was with me in Delhi said “It is much useful to learn simple techniques to cure ourselves so easily. Had you not learnt these techniques, we would have perhpas spent a lot of time and money visiting a doctor in Delhi and could not have participated in the conference usefully.”

    Vertigo cured with acupuncture treatment.
    Says Mrs. Hemavathi, ISAC/ISRO, Bangalore

    I had some tension due to my personal problem and one fine morning I had such a dizziness in the head, I could not even get up and go to work. In the evening I consulted the doctor and he prescribed some medicines for a week. Though the medicines gave some relief, I lost total confidence in myself. Working in the office was a herculean task. Then I was referred to a Neurologist at the Manipal Hospital and after the usual tests some medication was prescribed. I took the tablets for a fortnight without much improvement.

    As I am working in ISRO Satellite Centre, I knew the acupressure cure given by Dr. Bhojraj for the common ailments to many of my collegues. I wanted to try and approached him for treatment. He checked my pulse on both the wrists and gave acupuncture treatment. To my utter surprise, I felt better immediately and the next day when I woke up, the dizziness spell was not there. My general condition also improved within three days and I had taken another acupuncture treatment within a week.

    Dr. Bhojraj showed me a few points to be activated to prevent this type of vertigo problem. Now I am feeling very fine and I thank Dr. Bhojraj for solving my problem. Though I have a slight neck pain, Dr. Bhojraj gave me the confidence back to solve my problem myself. I have reduced my tension and take things as they come.

    Course Director’s Comments : Preventive points for vertigo are TW-17 (just behind the ear lobe) and pinching between the eyebrows.



    What is Asthma ?

    Asthma is a chronic disease like bronchitis and emphysema which causes tightening of chest muscles resulting in breathing difficulties.

    An asthma attack or episode is set-off by various environmental or emotional “triggers” such as pollen, fumes, smell and stress. By identifying the triggering factors one can learn to reduce the intensity and frequency of asthma attacks. By balancing the energy levels in an emotion prone person, one can even avoid the problem completely.

    What is the problem ?

    Asthma is not a problem with breathing in, but with breathing out. During an asthma episode, muscle spasms and swelling bronchial tissues narrow the lung’s tiny airways which get clogged with excess mucus. Stale air gets trapped in the bottom of the lungs forcing the top part of the lungs to gasp for air. Mild and moderate episodes consist of short incidents of breathlessness and wheezing.

    When does it occur ?

    It may occur any time and any place, but most commonly in the early hours of the morning between 3 and 5 am. An episode may pass quickly or last more than a day.Sometimes symptoms recur suddenly and with higher intensity.This ‘second wave’ attack can be more severe and dangerous than the initial episode and may lost for several days.Acupressure points indicated below can be activated by someone else to relieve the attack immediately :

    What are the factors ?

    Allergies are the primary cause and 90% of the people with asthma have allergies.The allergies can be pollen, gases/smoke, dust, mould, etc.When inhaled, these substances can trigger the release of histamine and other body chemicals causing an allergic reaction resulting in an asthma episode.Asprin or asprin-like compounds such as ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs can also cause the allergic reactions.Another factor attributed for this problem is the hereditary factors.

    Viral infection that usually affect children is a common cause of asthma.Upper respiratory infection may also develop asthma.Air pollution,emotional stress and even exercise may trigger the episodes.


    Generally drugs like bronchodialators that help to dilate the lungs’ constricted airways will be prescribed. Oral and inhaler type are available and doctors usually prefer inhaler bronchodialators since they are delivered directly to the lungs.Usually one or two “puffs” relieve the wheezing and chest tightness associated with mild and moderate episodes. If the inhalers are over used, they can cause dangerous side effects such as sudden high blood pressure.

    Oral bronchodialators which include theophylline, metaproterenol, albuterol and terbutaline are available in tablet form. In severe cases corticosteroids may be prescribed for short period under medical supervision because of serious side effects of steroids.
    In immunotherapy, by gradually exposing the body to a certain allergen through a series of injection, it can help to develop immunity for that allergen. The reactions may lessen or disappear entirely.

    Even if the alternate systems are taken up for total cure, it is better to keep the medications and contact with the physician for an emergency.

    Acupuncture Therapy.

    In acupuncture therapy, the root cause of the problem can be removed and the lungs can be strengthened with treatment.
    Allergy is explained as an altered reaction or hyper-sensitive reaction of the body to a particular input. Asthma is due to the deficiency of energy in the lungs and when the drugs supress asthma symptoms, they can show up on the skin.

    Lungs and large intestine are interconnected as dryness energy and sometimes the symptoms the will manifest in large intestine. If the digestion is proper, the absorption of energy circulated through the lungs to mix with pranic energy before it reaches the heart and will not cause any reaction.Otherwise the simple reactions like sneezing, blocked nose, allergic rhinitis will occur to throw out the improperly digested food energy. All these reactions occur to throw out the improperly digested food absorbed by the system. These reactions are caused mainly by the lungs which try hard to purify the system at its own level.

    When the reactions are being kept supressed with medicines, after a long time, the lungs will not have its own energy to start the natural reaction to cure the system. Then it will shift to some other vital organ.

    The phlegm formation will be static around the broncus and swelling of the cells will cause the asthma attack. Cough is also one of the natural reaction (explosion) to throw out this thick phlegm sticking to the bronchus. After prolonged periods, the allergic factors mentioned in the fore going paragraphs can cause this attack or episode called reversable airway obstruction.

    Acupuncture / Acupressure points to strengthen the lungs

    Since the dryness energy over manifests in asthma patients, it is advisable to reduce the dryness energy of the lungs and the following formula can be  adopted to relieve the asthma attack :

     ¯ Lu-8           ­ Lu-10             ¯ Lu-5               ¯ P- 5

    Reflexology : Massage the throat and lung reflexes.

    Yoga : Deep breathing exercise combined with yoga can help to relieve stress and can cure asthma problem in the long run.


     Dr. H. Bhojraj

    Simply Walk Maadi !

    A  book of about 100 pages, exclusively on  the advantages of Walking is being published shortly.This publication will contain all aspects of WALKING – Method,Frequency, Speed, Do’s and Don’ts, Timing etc.– and is useful for one and all (age, health condition, profession no bar).This booklet will also have health tips, tons of  Single Point Solutions (Acupressure) illustrated sketches/ diagrams etc. for easy understanding and follow up,.insight into the walking process for cardiovascular fitness.(Simply Walk Maadi).

    The book will be released in January 2004.

    Contents of the book:SIMPLI WALK MAADI
  • Walking - the health and fitness  exercise
  • Total fitness and health
  • Benefits of walking
  • Fat or Fitness
  • The correct weight
  • How hard should one exercise
  • Which exercise to choose
  • How to ascertain obesity
  • What changes - weight or shape
  • Work and exercise - results
  • Sources of Calories

  • Balanced diet
  • Know about carbohydrates
  • Energy production by muscles
  • Insulin insensitivity
  • Principles of staying healthy
  • Conclusion
  • Meditation
  • Parameters targeted for reversal
  • Single point solutions with Acupressure

  • Training heart rate - Recording table

    Book your advance copy by paying Rs. 50/- per copy (List Price Rs.75/-each) before January 31, 2004.

    Mr. Palyam Suresh
    598/1 (upstairs), 11th Main, 5th Block
    Jayanagar,  Bangalore - 560 041
    Tel : 6644 012

    Feed Back

    1. Acupressure Newsletter helps

    I am a regular reader of  our Acupressure Newsletter . The front article from the course director’s desk  on ‘SIMPLY WALK MAADI’ helped me to kickstart my mornig walk program again especially after getting relieved of my heel pain.

    I thank Dr. Bhojraj for the treatment and wish him all success in the pursuit of making the path of drugless therapy reach the common man .

    2. Acupressure training course  at ISRO during December 2003.

    Feed back from the participants :

    a)S. Venugopalan  Ph. No. 6660527. A very comprehensive presentation was given. I have attended the course on earlier occasions.  Every time I attend the course I get new inputs of how to practice acupressure effectively.  This time it is like a refresher for me.

    b)  Bijay Kumar Behera Ph. No. 9845047524. The simple techniques demonstrated in the class will be useful in maintaining a healthy life.  Practicing for a length of time can assess the results.

    c) K. Tirumala Rao Ph. No.9845266835. Though I could not attend one class still I found the course very amazing & surprising.  I could get relief from my neck pain after practicing acupressure by myself.

    d) A.V. Suresh Ph. No.5222679. Acupressure course is very informative and useful.  & was very interesting.  I could learn many easy acupressure techniques for the cure as well as keeping good health.  It is a technique, which is easy to follow.

    e) M. Ramesh Ph 5083116. This course made me very active in my daily life.  & I could refresh my knowledge about acupressure and started practicing. Now I am treating my family members for minor problems.

    f) Lokesh Kumar Garg  Ph. No.5236164. The course is very good.  My cough has been improved after practicing acupressure.  It is really very good  & feel better after work.  Small problems like pain, cough,headache etc., can be cured without any medicine using these simple techniques is taught by Dr. Bhojraj.

    g) Jiwan Kumar Pandit Ph. No.9845378962 (Mobile). A very good course/ training which is very useful for living a healthy life.  The ideas in this therapy need to be spread at the common level.  Especially the presentation with (technical issues) techno - medical explanation is really worth appreciating.

    h) C.H. Channabasappa The course was very useful.  I am practicing acupressure points regularly to get relieved from my knee pain.

    i)  Dhananjay W. Tijare Ph. No.5245405. The course is very useful.  I would like to have experience in acupressure therapy.   Although the duration of course was small it has given me very good information on  do-it-yourself acupressure therapy.

    j) Gaikwad K. Laxman Ph. No.5350913. Through acupressure course I have learnt acupressure points that are very useful for my personal health care and also I can treat my family members. It is very useful if this type of classes are conducted often.

    k) Virendra Kumar  Ph. No.5350618. The course is very useful.  My wife was suffering from back pain and after this acupuncture treatment my wife has improved a lot.  I am thankful to Mr. Bhojraj.

    l) P.P. Gupta Ph. No.3640691. I attended a good number of times this short course for years & every time I felt I learned quite a few things more.  I must appreciate your efforts for the welfare of ISAC staff. & extend my warm & sincere thanks to you.  Wish you & your family an extremely peaceful & healthy life.  I am sure I will be able to help people.

    m) Natesh Murthy Ph. No.5353317.  This is an excellent course.  This will help not only the individual and the organization.  But huge medical bills of kith and kin can be saved.  This type of course should be held often.  Since it is outside office hours it is welcome to conduct the course at least once a month and each and every individual should make use of this opportunity, which has come to the individual free of cost.  The same briefing will cost thousands of rupees to the individual.

    n) Y. Padmaja  Ph. No.5222539. The acupressure classes were so useful to everybody particularly for the children. I was suffering from severe headache in the class. Immediately I remembered the acupressure point, which Mr. Bhojraj explained and applied the acupressure technique and my headache vanished.  I was very much surprised.  I will implement this technique for my family members and friends will get benifited to maximum extent.  I am very thankful to Mr. Bhojraj for his excellent explanation.

    o) Rathnakar Ph. 508 3125. I really find this course is very useful.  In fact I am also treating people with acupressure points whenever I got an opportunity.  Many of  them got immediate relief.  Whenever they got the result I requested them to give the feedback to Mr. Bhojraj & I thank  him for teaching me the acupressure therapy, which is really useful to me and also to the society.

    p) Anuradha S. Prakasha Ph. No.5233816. Better understanding of the various aspects of acupressure and its scope for holistic treatment achieved.  Duration for the course can be increased to provide better understanding and also for practicing some of the techniques.  Some of the ideas need to be practiced for getting clarity, as identifying the meridian points is the key factor.  On the whole, course was good and should be conducted for rejuvenation.

    q) D. Bhoopalan  Ph. No.5353018. This course is very much informative and useful to keep our health in good condition throughout our lifetime and to help others too.



    Lung Related Ailments-Treatment Camp

    Acupressure Club announces the start of Treatment Camp for Lung related ailments from January 2004

    The camp will be conducted in Jayanagar ONCE in a MONTH from January to December 2004.

    The treatment covers ailments like breathing problems, bronchial allergy, patrthenium allergy etc.
    Those interested in enrolling for the Camp may contact Mr. Palyam Suresh (Tel : 318 61251 / 6644 012)  before January 31, 2004. Those enrolled (Rs. 500/- for One year) will be given treatment without charges and are also entitled to copy of Acupressure Newsletter publication.

    ACUPRESSURE CLUB (Membership)

    Membership to Acupressure Club for 2004 is open.The membership is for one year (January to December).Those enrolled as members will be given FREE treatment for ailments once a  month and are entitled to get the regularly published Acupressure Newsletter for one year FREE. The membership fee is  Rs. 500/- per person.

    Those interested in receiving only the Newsletter may enrol for one year @ Rs. 250/- per person.

    Please contact our programme Coordinator Mr. Palyam Suresh (Tel : 318 61251) for enrolment.

    Members who desire to renew their memberships for 2004 may also contact Mr. Palyam Suresh.

    Club News

    Mysore : Treatment Camp & Training - February 19, 2004

    A lecture-cum-treatment Camp was organised in Mysore on November 1, 2003, at Vanitha Sadana, Krishnamurthy Puram. Nearly 100 people from all walks of  life attended the Lecture programme. About 10 people utilised the opportunity to take acupuncture treatment from our Course Director for various ailments. Since considerable interst is shown for treatment and training, we propose to hold  monthly Camp and Training programme in Mysore. Those interested in these may contact Mrs. Anasuya (Tel : 256 7709) for registering. The Camp will be held at Mysore on February 19th & 20th, 2004 (Saturday & Sunday).


    by Dr. H. Bhojraj

    For all types of ailments

    Please fix up appointment on a mutually convenient date.(For January 2004)

    Month General , Migraine & Diabetic Camp
    February 2004 13th (Sunday)
    March 2004 14th(Sunday)

    For appointment please call Tel : 6644012

    Address : 598,11th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore—560 041

    Diabetic patients :Please bring your Blood /Urine Analysis report without fail and the list of medicines and dosages you are currently taking.
    Diabetic Research
                                             (Successful Cases)

    Send your feed back ,comments and suggestions to Mr.P.Suresh to the above mentioned address.



    5 days course (Monday to Friday, 6.30 PM to 8 PM)
    from 14th February 2004
    Jaya Nagar
    Contact:6644 012


    at Rajajinagar from
    February 21,2004.
    Venue Address

    1963, 8th Main, ‘E’ Block,Rajajinagar II Stage
    Bangalore - 560 010.

    Contact Course Director .Tel : 332 6552



    Trade Enquiries for the books and mail order details

    The following books authored by Dr.H.Bhojraj , are available for sale.

      'Acupressure and Fitness' (List price Rs.125/- US $5) and
      'Acupressure-A Drugless Path to Good Health' (ISBN 81-901340-0-0) (List Price Rs.700/- US $20) are now available for public at the following outlets.

      1. M/s Gangaram's, M.G.Road,Bangalore,5600 001.

      2. *Dr. J. Jayalakshmi, C/5,Woodbridge apts,10,Venkatraman st.,           T.Nagar, Chennai-17 . Tel: 815 1832

      3. *Dr. Ashok Popli,S-396, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi  -110  048.
           Tel: 26411815,26433278

      4. * Dr.H.Bhojraj,1963,8th Main,'E' Block,Rajaji Nagar II         Stage,Bangalore-560 010 . Tel:332 6552.

      5. Dr. Sujata Palyam, 598/1 ,11th Main,5th Block,Jayanagar,Bangalore-560 041.Tel: 6644 012

    For Mail orders,Kindly fill up the form and send to the address mentioned in the form.
    Acupressure/Acupuncture treatment is available at these places also.
    For further details ,contact Dr.Bhojraj. E-Mail:acu_bgl@yahoo.co.in   Phone:+91-80-3326552/3324653

    To be continued in Next issue..March 2004
    Back to News letter