What is Sujok & How Does It Work?

There are a lot of alternative therapies which have tremendous health and healing benefits. One of the most popular therapies is Sujok which is actually a healing method that can be done even by the patients on themselves.

What is Sujok?

What is Sujok?

Sujok is actually a combination of two Korean words; namely “Su” meaning hands and “Jok” meaning feet. So, Sujok means treating on hands and feet. Sujok acupuncture is a natural therapy of healing without drugs or medications. You can get instant and effective relief without medication with Sujok and it is also absolutely safe without any side effects.

Sujok is actually a treatment that massages hands and feet and is used to treat several conditions like bronchitis, asthma, headaches, dizziness, migraines, gastritis, ulcers, diabetes, and also mental disorders like depression etc. Moreover, Sujok is also known to be effective in weight loss.

Each session of Sujok is only of 15 minutes and you may require a total of 16 sessions of Sujok for getting rid of any physical or meta-physical suffering via Sujok.

Sujok Seed Therapy:

Seeds are known to be natural stimulators to the acupressure points and are also a part of Sujok therapy. Sujok seed therapy involves using acupressure treatment and tying seeds, pulses and legumes at the treated acupressure point so as to produce further vitality in order to facilitate fast healing. Sujok seed therapy makes use of green grams, peas, kidney beans etc.

How Does Sujok Work?

Before we talk about how Sujok works, we must mention that this is absolutely a simple therapy and can be practiced by anyone for self care. In fact, the simplicity of Sujok therapy makes it more popular.

The Basic Sujok

One of the most advantageous features of Sujok is its simplicity. Unlike other acupressure or acupuncture therapies; in Sujok all the corresponding points are located in the hands and feet and thus entire treatment can be done by locating points in hands and feet.

To know the basic of how Sujok works; we must know that the human body is classified in to the trunk as its center and five appendages to it. The palm is considered to be the front body or the trunk, index and little fingers being the two hands, middle and ring fingers the two feet, back of the hand is considered as the back body.
Below we have mentioned in a more precise way about the corresponding points in Sujok.

  • Just like the arms comprises of wrist, elbow, and shoulder; the legs comprise of ankle, knee and the hip; similarly our fingers, which are the corresponding point is Sujok, have three joints. So, when we are looking at the points in Sujok, till the writs is the tip of the outer finger, from the wrist to elbow is the middle of the finger and the shoulder is the last part of the finger or that attaches the finger to the palm.
  • Just like that, the two sections of the neck and head can be easily associated with the two joints of the thumb. The top part of the thumb, or the part near to the nail is the head, till the first joint of the thumb, corresponding to the face and the second joint corresponding to the throat. It is to be noted that the corresponding Sujok points for the back of the head and the neck are back of the thumb and the second joint respectively.

We must inform that there are also other body correspondence systems in Sujok such as the Insect Correspondence, Mini Correspondence, Bowling Pin Correspondence, United Closed Correspondence, Open United Correspondence and many other; the Basic correspondence system is the simplest one and anyone can perform it on his or her own fingers to give the pressure.

As we have mentioned earlier that the remarkable feature of Sujok is its simplicity. The only thing is that the corresponding nerve points as per sujok and the actual affected portion should match on each and every occasion. We would mention that after practicing a little, your fingers would move automatically to the corresponding point and you can start applying the pressure.

Principle Behind Sujok

The Principle behind Sujok is that there is a continuous flow of energy in our body. This energy in our body flows in a very systematic and uninformed manner. Sujok aims at balancing the imbalanced energy in the body, the tissues, the cells and the organs.

Sujok is a treatment that involves a variety of methods of stimulating hands and feet by fingers, seeds, round objects, etc. The advanced Sujok treatment which make use of needles and are known as Six Ki Treatment which harmonizes the physical, emotional and also the Chakra plane.

The Two Dimensional Sujok

Sujok works on two dimensions. It works on physical dimension and also metaphysical dimension.

Physical Dimension: Here, either fingers or any pointed objects are used for identifying the corresponding point of the body and then the point is massaged till relief is achieved. Here, you can use fingers, pointed or rounded objects, magnetic stars, seed, metallic rings etc. This physical dimension of Sujok is more of acupressure than acupuncture. It can be practiced by virtually anyone as it requires no major skill or any instrument.

Meta-Physical Dimension: This system requires the use of Byol meridians and applies the experience and theories of classical acupuncture correlating them with the new theories of Sujok, like Six Ki constituition, emotional constitution and their treatment formula for treating the Byol Meridians and Byol points. Such a system requires professional or expertise hands.


It must be informed that severe health issues and illnesses require expert medical treatment and thus you must not consider Sujok as a replacement for any kind of medical treatment. Talk to your medical professional and take his or her prescribed treatments in case of any serious ill health condition or diseases.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:November 15, 2017

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