"[Body energy work] is based on the idea that there is a universal energy (known in Chinese medicine as 'chi') that sustains all life. . . . When we are healthy, that flow is smooth and balanced. If we suffer from disease, injury, or emotional distress, the flow is blocked . . . . [The practitioner] can . . . rebalance the energy, warming an area that is cold, promoting flow where there is congestion, restoring vitality where there is depletion." - Joan Arnold, "The Healing Power of Touch," New Woman (July 1996)
"It is much easier and much wiser to treat the imbalance while it is still only a disturbance in the energy field than to wait until it has progressed into a physical symptom that is far more traumatic, entrenched, and difficult to reverse." - Donna Eden, Energy Medicine (1998)
Do-It-For-Yourself Health Care
Holding the appropriate finger (for about three minutes) can help to alleviate a physical/mental/emotional/spiritual problem and/or can help to strengthen the associated organs by stimulating and smoothing the life-force-energy flow through those organs.
|BODY ORGAN||MIND/EMOTION ATTITUDE||PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS||OTHER NOTES|
|THUMB||Stomach, Spleen||Worry, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anxiety, Preoccupation||Stomach aches, Headaches, Nervousness, Surface skin problems||Immune-booster… so hold when cold is coming on, when allergies are acting up, etc.|
|INDEX FINGER||Bladder, Kidneys||Fear, Frustration, Perfectionism, Criticism, Timidity, Mental confusion,||Digestive problems, Muscle problems, incl. arthritis, backache, etc.||Low, mid, and upper back; neck; and bladder problems are often related to buried fears.|
|MIDDLE FINGER||Liver, Gall bladder||ANGER, Irritability, Indecisiveness, Instability, Rage||Eye and vision problems, Vascular (blood and circulation) problems, Constant fatigue||Anger held in the body invariably leads to physical manifestations and thus needs to be released!||RING FINGER||Large intestines, Lungs||Sadness, Grief as over a loss, Negativity, Fear of rejection||Digestive problems, Breathing problems, Deep skin problems||Can help allergies and emphysema. Long-held, deep grief can lay the ground for cancer.||LITTLE FINGER||Heart, Small intestines||"TRYING TO" Always trying to do, help, take care, win, etc. - instead of just being, just letting go.||Bone problems, Nerve problems, Sore throat||Always "trying to" is often related to feelings of insecurity, lack of love, etc.|