Clothes Pegging My Fingers For Health!

Suzanne's Reflex-ClampingAfter reading Mildred Carter’s book on “Hand Reflexology: Key to Perfect Health”, in which she uses reflex clamps to clamp one’s finger tips and in between the fingers, as a form of self-reflexology, I started to do the same.  However,  in place of the ‘reflex clamps’, I use the humble plastic clothes pegs.

I carry the clothes pegs everywhere with me and whenever I have idle hands for a few minutes, I clip them on my finger tips, ensuring that the cushiony pads of the fingers are included.

For my knuckles, I use clothes pegs too, but the ones with the bulging curved ends, that fit easily around the fingers or knuckles.

When I started working on my fingers with these clothes pegs, I could only take them 1-2 minutes at a time, but after repeated use, I am able to leave them on for up to 10-15 minutes per session.

Soon after using the pegs a few times, I began to notice small improvements to my overall health.  I believe the results of constant use will turn out differently for each individual.

When the finger tips are pegged for a few minutes at a time,  the circulation in one’s system is activated and if one reads about reflexology,  it explains the details more clearly.

Here are a few links on the subject, which might interest some of you…(please click on the blue topics):

* About reflexology

* Tips by Mildred Carter Reflexology

* Hand Reflexology

On a closing note, please remember that this is what I do regularly and it is working well in my favour. However, if anyone is uncertain, it is best to first consult with your doctor before trying anything new.

Until the next time, Amen.


Simple Yet Effective…..

As I have said many times before, I will try most any keep-fit routine that comes to my attention, to see if it suits me. At the same time, I always check with my medical practitioner, in this case, my TCM doctor, for his opinion before embarking on assimilating it into my daily list of ‘must-do’ exercises.

This came to our notice through an email, with instructions and explanation of benefits – and for your easy reading, we have recapped it as attached – Qigung exercise details. We tried to find the source of this qigong stance and to find out more about the benefits outlined, but realized that it was like looking for a needle in a haystack, as there are about 1000 or so qigong positions, each with a unique name to it. While this has been titled ‘Qikung Walking Exercise’, I am still trying to find the link to the ‘walking bit’…(as you must realise I am not a qigong expert).

Nevertheless, as encouraged by my TCM doctor, I started practicing this stance, which is supposedly meant to be held for at least 1 hour each day. It is good enough if done in 15-minute segments throughout the day.

Notice the 90 degree angles as shown in the photo? That is all important, per the set of instructions which also advises us to “Drink about 300cc of warm water before and after the exercises. Breathe normally. Don’t hold back your breath.  Using the energy from your waist and “Dan tian” to hold your legs in that posture as long as you can manage.”

Starting with only a 5-minute hold of the legs in this position a few weeks ago, I have arrived at the 15-minute stage, with only positive results to share with everyone. I felt a general sense of being ‘fine-tuned’, after the first few days of daily practice. Now as weeks have passed, I am truly delighted about how it has played a positive role in my well-being.

Needless to say, before trying out anything new yourself, do remember to check with your doctor, as he or she would know best.


Keep fit regime … at 87 or any age…!

Hold this position for a few minutes, before going on to my daily routine.

Exercise with a smile, it is easy!
This is the 2nd in my series of four keep fit positions…
It gets easier with constant practice…..

For years, I  have done these simple exercises twice a day – upon waking and before sleeping… it is so easy… as you can see from these poses..