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Bhaisajyaguru Gravity Acupuncture

Bhaisajyaguru,भैषज्यगुरु, སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་བླ, 藥師佛 is the buddha of healing and medicine in Buddhism which was translated and commented on by Xuanzang. The image of Bhaiṣajyaguru is usually expressed with a canonical Buddha-like form holding a gallipot with rosary beads and, in some versions, possessing blue skin. Xuanzang who is a 7th century buddhist monk, travolar, scholar, and one of the greatest buddhism influencers in the ancient silk road. At the age of 27, he started his 17 years overland travel to India and took the major role of culture and religion exchange.

Bhaisajyaguru beads are the rosary beads that the buddha is usually holding on. These beads are usually strung in 108 pieces, and people believe these beads can cure disease, protect people from evil, bring good fortune etc. The influence of Bhaisajyaguru beads are widespread from the ancient silk road, people use it as amulet, social status symbols, and trade currency. Archaeologists found these beads in several east and west Asian countries,such as Nepal, Pakistan,Iran and up to north africa, like Mali. Muslim people call this type of beads Suleimani beads, and they make them into 33,66 or 99 pieces and refer to them as Tesbih prayer beads. These beads play an important role in people’s daily prayers.

Bhaisajyaguru beads are made of agate which is composed of silicon dioxide. Agate is an excellent stone for balancing homeostasis, calming the mind and spirit. Improve mental health, relieve stress. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), practitioners use it to balance Yin and Yang, eliminating evil qi.

Bhaisajyaguru beads can be used in modern acupuncture treatment. How? Let's take a look in a scientific way. The main component of agate is silicon dioxide, and it has a function to enable minimization for bones, teeth, and collage. Each bead is usually 10-13mm in size, and weighs 2-4 grams, and each acupuncture needle only weighs less than 0.4 gram. The sensation from the needle puncture is received from a special nerve called nociceptor, nociceptor transits the message via spinal cord to the brain stem and finally translated by the brain. This action only takes less than one second, and the pain or sensation only lasts for a few seconds. Acupuncturists usually use some techniques to stimulate the needle in order to provide the patient a prolonged sensation and to reach a specific goal, either by tonifying or reducing. Within the tiny weight of the Bhaisajyaguru beads, it plays a magic trick. The tiny bit weight from the bead allows gravity to assist the needle when practitioners only apply one stroke of needle technique which equals to 3-5 times of stimulation when the bead is placed on top of the needle. The continuous gravity causes the nerve to send more signals frequently to the pituitary gland to secrete adrenocorticotropic hormone,ACTH, and lead the adrenal glands to secrete cortisol. Cortisol, an essential hormone, responds to stress and the process of tissue repairing. Additionally, if cupping or electric stimulation is applied, the body will respond even more promptly. Thus, Bhaisajyaguru gravity acupuncture is expected to be three to five times more effective than ordinary acupuncture treatment. Founded by West Gan B.G.S, RAc

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