What is Sujok Therapy ? Benefits and Acupressure Points chart

Alternative therapies have changed the way people deal with illnesses and diseases. Today, there are many forms of alternative therapies and one of them is Sujok therapy.

It is a healing method primarily based on acupressure. It focuses on the foot and palm as they are the parts of the body that represent active points that correspond to the different organs of the body.

Sujok comes from the Korean works “su” which means “hand” and “jok” which means “feet.” In other words, Sujok therapy is all about treating the body using the pressure points in the hands and feet.

Some of the conditions that can be alleviated by Sujok therapy include a headache, dizziness, migraine, ulcer, gastritis, diabetes, asthma, and depression, to name a few. As a matter of fact, Sujok therapy claims that it can help in the weight loss process. (1, 2, 3, and 4)

Sujok therapy points pressure chart

(Various pressure points chart in the hands and the corresponding organs.)


Sujok therapy is a part of the acupressure

(Sujok therapy is a part of the acupressure/acupuncture alternative medicines.)

What are the benefits of Sujok therapy?

  • It is a non-invasive procedure that can help in the treatment and management of various medical conditions.
  • It is 100% safe and easy to perform.
  • It does not have any side effects.
  • It is helpful in managing mental issues such as anxiety, depression, phobia, and addiction.
  • It helps treat physical disorders such as asthma, constipation, bronchitis, ulcers, and the likes.
  • It is a form of stress reliever. It helps you get a good night sleep.
  • It is helpful in the treatment and management of injuries, especially the ones that have something to do with the hands, feet, neck, and joints.
  • It helps in the management of medical conditions like diabetes and kidney-related diseases.
  • It controls obesity and helps in weight loss management. (3, 4, 5, and 6)

Sujok therapy using a sharp object(A Sujok therapy using a sharp object.)

How does Sujok therapy work?

Sujok therapy works by using the body correspondence principles. It is the belief that the hands and feet follow the structure of the body. It cures/addresses disease by stimulating the hands and feet.

A painful correspondence point should be identified and stimulated using various instruments such as a natural plant seed such as kidney beans, apple, palm leaf, and pumpkin), an ultra-fine needle, elastic rings, natural colors, rubber bands, tiny magnets, and heat application.

According to Sujok therapy, the body has a continuous flow of energy and it flows in a uniformed and systematic way. An imbalance in the flow of energy can lead to diseases and illnesses.

Sujok therapy maintains the balanced flow of energy in the body. It is done by stimulating the pressure points in the hands and feet using a special object. It harmonizes the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of the body. (2, 4, 5, and 6)

Sujok therapy works on two dimensions and these are the physical and metaphysical.


#1 – Physical Dimension

The corresponding points of the body are identified using the fingers or any pointed objects such as metallic rings, magnetic stars, rounded objects, or natural seed. Once the point is identified, it will be massaged until relief is achieved. The physical dimension of Sujok therapy uses the acupressure technique.


#2 – Meta-Physical Dimension

This is a bit complex part of Sujok therapy. It entails the use of Byol medirians in correlation with classical acupuncture method and new Sujok theories. This is something that can’t be done on your own. Only professionals or experts can perform this type of Sujok therapy. (5, 7, and 8)


(Seed is used as a part of Sujok therapy.)

What is a seed therapy?

Seed is one of the objects used in Sujok therapy. It is the belief that a seed represents life. If you sow a seed, it grows into a tree. The same principle applies in Sujok therapy. Rubbing a seed on the pressure points takes away the disease and results in a healthier version of yourself. Every shape of the seed targets a particular area of the body.

  • Round shape – A round-shaped seed rubbed into the pressure points can provide relief to conditions that have something to do with the eyes, head, back-related problems, and knee joint pain.
  • Kidney shape – A kidney-shaped seed targets the conditions that have something to do with the stomach and kidneys.
  • Seed with sharp corners – Seeds with irregularly shaped corners have a pathological influence on the body.

Note: After using the seed, you will notice a significant change in the structure, color, and shape. Changes in the seed’s structure only prove how effective the seed is in terms of alleviating pain and treating diseases. (3, 6, 8, and 9)


In Sujok therapy, the parts of the hand have corresponding body parts. These are the following:

  • Thumb – head and neck
  • Chubby part of the palm (under the thumb) – chest/front part of the body/storage compartment
  • The entire palm – abdominal region
  • Middle and ring finger – legs
  • Index and small finger – arms
  • Back of the hand – back of the body

The hand has the closest resemblance to the human body. That is why it is used as a point in targeting various body parts and organs. The feet have pressure points too and they are used to stimulate other parts of the body, both external and internal parts. (2, 8, 9, and 10)

How long does it take to perform a Sujok therapy?

A usual Sujok therapy session lasts for 15 minutes. If you are suffering from physical or metaphysical illness, you will need a total of 16 Sujok therapy sessions. (3, 4)

What to keep in mind?

Sujok therapy may help in the treatment and management of various medical illnesses. However, you have to keep in mind that severe medical conditions require expert medical treatment.

Therefore, Sujok therapy should not be used as a replacement for conventional treatment methods. Instead, it should be used in synergy with traditional medical treatment. It is best to always ask advice from a highly experienced medical practitioner. (3, 6, and 9)



  1. https://www.epainassist.com/alternative-therapy/what-is-sujok
  2. https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/all-about-sujok-therapy-28347/post
  3. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/Explore-the-Benefits-of-Sujok-therapy/articleshow/18146021.cms
  4. https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/sujok-therapy-and-its-side-effects
  5. https://goop.com/wellness/health/the-power-of-su-jok-therapy/
  6. https://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/acupressure-points-and-massage-treatment
  7. https://www.medindia.net/yoga-lifestyle/sujok-about.htm
  8. http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Lifestyle/sujok-therapy.html
  9. https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-su-jok-therapy.htm#didyouknowout
  10. https://www.onlymyhealth.com/types-acupressure-therapies-1330056393

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