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Thoughts on the Point-Channel Method of Reflex Therapy

Point-Channel Reflex Therapy thinking begins with the idea that the soles of our feet are covered with spots or areas, commonly called reflex zones, which are physically “in contact with” various organs in our body. These zones are quite extensive. We accept that for most every organ in our body there exists a corresponding zone on the bottom of the foot.

Reflexologists as a group also accept that when one of the zones on the sole of the foot is stimulated this in turn causes a “reflex” reaction within the corresponding body part. These reactions are wholly beneficial to our health and, given the “proper” degree of stimulation, can result in a marked improvement in physical health and the elimination of disease.

Reflexology perhaps is best explained with the aid of a chart that shows the “location” of each organ on the sole of the foot. These charts are often called maps of the feet. And like a map the organs on the bottom of the feet appear as independent and wholly separate “kingdoms”.

Medical thinking however recognizes that organs are linked together to form larger systems of which each organ is just one part. Simply put, organs interact one with another.

Using Reflex Therapy one is able to treat individual organs or body parts (the knee for example). However, as was pointed out above, individual organs also work in concert (as a part of a system) with other organs. Practioners of Point-Channel Reflex Therapy believe that when we come across organs which exist within a larger system that it is vitally important to treat not only the individual organ but also the entire system of which that organ is a part. The manner in which we do this separates us from “traditional” reflexologists. 

Some Important beliefs that Underlie Point-Channel Reflex Therapy 

Just as there are zones on the bottom of the foot we also believe that channels exist which connect these zones together. These channels do not exist in random patterns. Like the zones, these channels are fixed and unchanging. Point-Channel Reflex Therapy uses these channels to great effect.

We believe that when we perform Point-Channel Therapy that it is vitally important to use an an-mo-bang (sharply pointed massage tool). The an-mo-bang is used so that we can enter deeply and forcefully into both the points and the channels. By deeply enough we mean that the an-mo-bang must actually enter into the muscle layer of the foot.

The question can be asked why we need to go so deeply into the reflex zones. From one point of view we do this to break up and disperse the accumulated glandular deposits in both the zones and the channels. In situations where glandular deposits do not exist we are able to disperse smaller particles that exist (in the channels) but have not yet accumulated into larger particles.

We believe there is a need to use an an-mo-bang (sharply pointed massage tool) for another reason besides that of breaking up glandular deposits. Our reasoning goes as follows:

It has already been pointed out that the zones on the bottom of the foot correspond to various organs in our body. It is necessary to introduce an important idea regarding this foot-body connection. If we compare the size of each reflex zone (on the foot) to its corresponding organ (in the body) we find that the reflex zone is significantly smaller than the organ itself. This can be explained by contrasting the size of the foot to the size of the entire body.

Relative size is also important when we speak about “pathological focus”. Practioners of Point-Channel Therapy believe that most diseases of the body have a pathological focus. In layman’s terms this means that most disease begin from a specific, identifiable point. We assume that the pathological focus is always much smaller than the organ itself. In some cases to pathological focus might be as small as 1/20 the size of the organ itself.

Practioners of Point-Channel Therapy believe that it is important to find and “treat” this focus point. This point, when it is found in the reflex zone, is necessarily very small. We believe that using anything larger than the tip of an an-mo-bang makes it extremely difficult to bring forceful pressure to bear on the focal point of the disease. These tools are designed to attack the disease precisely at the very small point which the disease is most venerable to outside physical force.

Obviously using a tool with a point this sharp has one large and irreconcilable drawback- it is extremely painful in fact, sometimes depending on the disease, excruciating so. Patients who put themselves through this treatment must be prepared to endure pain.

Pain is a fact of this treatment. This is not only true because of the tool that we use. It is also true because of how the tool is used. The first and perhaps most important principle of using the an-mo-bang is that enough force must be applied so that the body reacts. In the case of disease the reflex area is particularly sensitive. The force that is required to make the body react is always of such force as to cause pain.

The second principle that we employ is that when we apply force by way of the an-mo-bang to a zone we must apply this force for enough time so that the patient is usually able to sense a receding of the pain. The amount of time necessary for this can be as long as 40 seconds. 

To this point our principles can be summed up as follows: 

  1. Both Zones and Channels exist on the soles of the foot.

  2. The an-mo-bang is used to disperse glandular deposits.

  3. The an-mo-bang is used to apply force to the focal point of a disease which is always a very small point within the reflex zone.

  4. The an-mo-bang often needs to be applied to a point for as long as 40 seconds.

 The Treatment Procedure - Part One 

The process of treating a patient can be divided into two parts- the diagnosis phase and the treatment phase. First we will describe the diagnosis phase.

Practioners of Point-Channel therapy accept that many, if not all diseases and injuries, leave “signs or marks” on the feet. These marks can be “read” by anyone who has had sufficient training. While diagnosing disease and injury is more a science than an art, it must be admitted that it takes many hours to become a skilled and accurate diagnostician.

Practioners of Point-Channel Therapy refer to this diagnosis technique as “visual diagnosis”.

Aside from visual diagnosis there are two other “indicators” that we make use of in determining the medical conditions of our patients. Both of these indicators are based on touch.

Typically, when we perform therapy on an ill patient we come across glandular deposits in the reflex zone(s). Using the an-mo-bang we can determine the size, the hardness, the shape, and the depth of the glandular deposit. These factors are useful in helping us determine the length of time a patient has had the illness (or injury) and the severity of the problem.

Another form of physical (tactile) diagnosis we use involves using the fingers to search for indications of breast tumors. Every female patient that comes to a Point-Channel therapist is giver this form of breast examination. We can tell, with great precision, the location of a tumor and whether it is malignant or benign. Obviously, patients are told to visit their doctor for a confirmation of this diagnosis. In fact, whenever cancer of any kind is indicated we recommend that the patient visit his or her doctor.

The Treatment Procedure - Part Two 

After the diagnosis phase we move into the treatment phase. Depending on the illness the treatment phase may last from one to more than one hundred sessions. Most treatments however can be completed in one or two cycles. Each cycle involves 12 treatments. It is recommended that each patient complete a full cycle (or 12 treatments) over 14 days. In other words, we recommend that, over a period of one week, patients receive treatments for a total of 12 days.

During each treatment cycle patients are asked to drink between 3,000 to 5,000 cc. of water per day. In conjunction with manipulation of the Fluid Channel water is extremely important to the overall healing process.

Above speech was presented by Father Chang Chi Mau (1931-2002) on 12 Oct 1999 at Grecc conference room of Johns Hopkins Hospital, U.S.A. He has been traveling many countries to promote his method. Father Chang holds a Doctor's degree on traditional medicine. He is operating an alternative medical clinic and training school in Taiwan.

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