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Sujok therapy, also known as Su Jok therapy or Sujok acupuncture, is a holistic and alternative healing method that was developed by Professor Park Jae Woo, a South Korean scientist and philosopher.

The term "Sujok" is derived from the Korean words "Su," which means hand, and "Jok," which means foot. This therapy is based on the concept that the hands and feet represent microsystems of the human body and are closely connected to the body's organs and systems. Sujok therapy is used to stimulate the body's natural healing processes by applying pressure, acupuncture, or acupressure techniques to specific points on the hands and feet.

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 Sujok (Hand-Foot)




Key Principles and
Concepts of
Sujok Therapy 

  1. Correspondence System: Sujok therapy is founded on the belief that the hands and feet contain points that correspond to every part of the body, including organs, glands, and systems. These points are believed to be interconnected through energy pathways, and stimulating them can help balance the body's energy and promote self-healing.

  2. Yin-Yang Philosophy: Sujok therapy incorporates the principles of Yin and Yang, aiming to harmonize and balance the body's energy flow. The therapy seeks to address imbalances in the body by regulating the flow of vital energy, or "Qi" in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  3. Micro and Macro Approaches: Sujok therapy uses both microsystems (focusing on specific points on the hands and feet) and macro approaches (treating the entire body) to address health issues.

  4. Natural Healing: Sujok therapy promotes the body's ability to heal itself and strives to identify and remove the root causes of illnesses.


Sujok Therapy 

and Tools

  1. Acupressure: Applying pressure to specific points on the hands and feet using fingers or specialized tools to stimulate energy flow and alleviate symptoms.

  2. Acupuncture: Using small needles to stimulate specific points on the hands and feet to influence the body's energy flow.

  3. Seed Therapy: Applying tiny seeds, magnets, or metals to specific points for prolonged stimulation.

  4. Moxibustion: The burning of herbs near acupressure points to warm and stimulate them.

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  2. The Effect of Sujok Therapy on Cancer Symptoms - Full Text View - (2023, September 25).

  3. History of Changes for Study: NCT05265754 - (n.d.). Retrieved from

  4. A progress study of 100 cancer patients treated by acupressure for chemotherapy-induced vomiting after failure with the pharmacological approach - PubMed. (2008).

  5. Self-Acupressure for Symptom Management in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review. (2021).

  6. Whitmer, M. (2023, May 30). 3 Unique Pressure Points That Reduce Cancer Symptoms.


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