|THE VIJAY TIMES||
THURSDAY 30 JANUARY 2003
Dr.Bhojraj demonstrates an acupressure point known as 'Divine Gate'
body's inner intelligence
has to balance the system
to completely alleviate
‘The new concept of treating the human body as an indivisible unit is gaining momentum in all parts of the world’
By Arun Bhatia
a house in Rajajinagar that doubles as his clinic acupuncturist Dr H Bhojraj
seems to box the ear of a full-grown man. The clasping of the patient's
ear by thumb and forefinger is reminiscent of a school teacher of
a bygone era who punished yours truly.
But what Dr Bhojraj does is acupressure or auricular therapy, the art of healing with finger pressure over specific points on the ear. Renowned French neurosurgeon Dr Paul Nogier had made a careful study of -the ear and Its relationship with the rest of the body before developing this therapy.
“I apply pressure on the adult male patient's area of the ear known as ‘divine gate’. This Is useful for any pain in the body,” says Bhojraj. Take him aside for a moment and he is always willing to explain this alternate therapy.
“Health is not merely the absence of diseases but well-being, not only at a physical level but also on mental, social and spiritual levels.The concept of treating the body as an assembly of separate, independent parts - hitherto adopted by the medical world - has been proved wrong. The new concept of treating the body as an indivisible unit is gaining momentum in all parts of the world."
Dr.Bhojraj feels drugs merely relieve pain or give a sense of comfort but the body's own inner intelligence has to balance the system to completely alleviate the disease. The simple healing he follows is known as “drugless therapy” and consists of acupressure, zone therapy. reflexology magneto therapy, colour therapy,Pyramidology nature cure among many more.
Drugless therapy offers an opportunity to reduce medicine intake and provides a cure for daily ailments.
Drugless therapy offers an opportunity to reduce medicine intake and provides a cure for daily ailments opportunity to reduce medicine intake and provides a cure for daily ailments.The holistic approach, adopted by such simple therapies, offers the common man a wonderful tool to heal himself.
Interestingly ,Dr.Bhojraj is a scientist in space resarch,having qualified as an engineer from Madurai University before joining ISRO Satellite Centre. He now heads Its Thermal Fabrication division. Bhojraj has traveled the world as part of projects to launch or test satellites, and has also received a distinguished award for fabrication of India's first satellite, Aryabhatta, In 1972.He also received the NRDC Republic Day Award In 1990 and 1991. His current areas of research include cryogenic dewars metal finishing and thin film coatings.
So, how did he manage to get into the field of acupuncture and acupressure? Dr Bhojraj has been committed to social causes and involved in several health campaigns, having begun with courses on Pranayama and meditation techniques for the public in 1992.
Through the years, he has also authored ‘Acupressure and Fitness’ in 1994 and ‘Acupressure’ in 2001. He has also undergone a Pranik Healing course and practised Reiki.
As a scientist/ technocrat he is busy during weekdays but is available on weekends and holidays for consultation and treatment. By establishing an 'Acupressure Club', he has managed to spread awareness of the system of healing.
Says Sujata Palyam: “I was suffering from chronic illness for nearly 14 years. About five years ago ,I attended Dr.Bhojraj's basic course in acupressure,I volunteered for demonstration of 'body balance'.The pain reduced by simply balancing the body.
“On my request ,Dr. Bhojraj agreed to conduct advanced course in acupressure in Jayanagar for a group of 14 people. His approach to scientific analysis and openness of imparting techniques appealed to aIl participants" she recalls.
sums it up:"Healing is the body's own process to restore equilibrium
when it is disturbed.It is a continuous one and comes from within,not externally.It
can be assisted from outside from well"
Dr.Bhojraj with student Sujatha Palyam who is now an MD(Acupuncture)