Did you know, that clapping your hands may be a godsend for your health? We don’t want you to think of this as being a joke, but it might happen. From all that we know, clapping is associated with all good things in life, such as happiness, promotions, good grades, celebrations, and so much more. What we didn’t know is that our body has 340 known pressure points, 28 of which are in our hands – according to Dr. Rahul Dogra from the Kairali Ayurveda Group. These points have direct connections to different organs in the body, which means we can stimulate these pressure points to alleviate pain in various parts of the body.
He goes on to say that clapping for 20 to 30 minutes in the morning keeps you fit and active. We know what you’re thinking, how can I clap for that long without being so bored. Well, see the video below for how clapping can be achieved without becoming annoying for extended periods of time. Therefore, we beg to ask ~ How is that possible? Dr. Dogra explains that clapping stimulates blood circulation, this blood circulation removes all obstructions in the veins and arteries, including bad cholesterol and that there are 5 main acupressure points in the hand that is triggered while clapping. They are:
- Hand valley point
- Base of thumb point
- Wrist point
- Inner gate point
- Thumb nail point
These points are associated with the following health benefits:
- Clapping can play an important role in curing heart and lungs related problems like asthma.
- Provides possible relief from back, neck, and joint pain.
- You might also get relief from gout by clapping. Here are some tips to manage gout and how to avoid triggers.
- It may be helpful for patients with low blood pressure.
- Clapping may be an effective therapy for digestive disorders. You can also try these yoga poses to improve digestion.
- Clapping may also aid in skills enhancement of children and improves their academic performance. Children who clap regularly may likely make less spelling mistakes than their peers.
- Clapping may sharpen the brain of kids. Read about 10 diet changes that can help your children do well in exams.
- Clapping may increase immunity and thus keeps diseases at bay. Here are 5 more tips to improve immunity.
- One half hour of daily clapping may help those suffering from: diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, depression, chronic headaches, common cold, insomnia, eye problems, and hair loss.
K.C. Bhardwaj is a 76-year-old man from India who says that hand clapping cured his Glaucoma.
“Over a decade back I was looking for a miracle cure to glaucoma. I had started lose vision in both eyes. I did not have the courage to undergo surgery. It was then I heard at a ‘satsang’ that clapping could cure diseases and that was why devotees clapped while reciting kirtans. I regained my vision in about a year just by clapping for about half an hour every morning.”
What research shows:
A researcher in Israel conducted the first study of hand-clapping songs, revealing a direct link between those activities and the development of important skills in children of all ages. According to Dr. Idit Sulkin, he says
“We found that children in the first, second and third grades who sing these songs demonstrate skills absent in children who don’t take part in similar activities. We also found that children who spontaneously perform hand-clapping songs in the yard during recess have neater handwriting, write better and make fewer spelling errors.”
People living in air-conditioned houses and working in offices who do not sweat at all should practice clapping therapy as it would help blood circulation in the body and cleanse it fully. Below is a video to demonstrate how some of the clappings are performed.
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