Monday, May 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

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The healing touch of Su Jok
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, April 30 — Mr Amarjit Singh, a Su Jok therapist from Mumbai, today gave a lecture on this alternative system of medicine at the Sector 34 gurdwara here and examined the patients free of cost in the true tradition of seva followed by the Sikhs.

Su Jok is an easy-to-learn healing method that gives instant relief from ailments. Mr Amarjit Singh demonstrated that by pressing certain nerve points on the hand or feet connected to various organs of the body, one can cure a variety of diseases.

The pressure stimulates the nerve and sends healing energy to the affected part.

It was discovered by a South Korean, Professor Park Jae Woo.

The technique is simple and can be mastered even by children within hours. The best part is that there are no side effects.

Mr Amarjit Singh emphasised the efficacy of Su Jok by relating a number of cases. He said a youth who had a hearing disability overcame it after two hours of treatment. Similarly, the blood sugar level of a diabetic patient dropped by more than 100 points in a week -- something quite impossible in the allopathic system.

He also claimed that patients groaning with various kinds of aches and pains in the body, the joints, back, head etc left happy with relief, at times after a few minutes only. A person who had lost his sense of smell regained it after a few points on his hand were pressed.

Mr Amarjit Singh held a session at Sector 39 in the evening.

He is due to come to Chandigarh again for a lecture some time in mid-May when the Lions Club makes arrangements for him.

A Sector 34 gurdwara official learnt the Su Jok therapy so that the people of the city could benefit.Back


Eyes of 500 students examined
Tribune News Service

PANCHKULA, April 30 — As many as 500 students and a large number of people from the general public were given a free eye check-up by a team of 12 doctors from Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Hospital, Sohana, at Doon Public School, Sector 21, here today.

While the doctors who had come with their equipment conducted the six stages of testing which included vision testing, the school provided spectacles and lenses to the patients at subsidised costs in collaboration with local shopkeepers and free medicines.

A team of three doctors from Delhi provided vaccination for typhoid which was also carried out at subsidised rates.

The Principal of the school, Capt Sanjay Anand (retd), said though this was the first time that such a camp had been held at the school premises, it would be an annual feature.Back


Need to popularise sport medicine, says expert
By Arvind Katyal

CHANDIGARH, April 30 — “Sport medicine does not deal with sportpersons alone but with everyone who has access to any kind of physical activity anywhere”, uttered Dr Kannan Pugazhendi, a sport medicine expert. He was in the city today to assist the Alchemy Sports Promotion Network (ASPN) in its programme being launched here for general fitness levels of schoolchildren.

The former physician of the Indian hockey team for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and of the Indian cricket team which toured West Indies in 1989 stressed the need of understanding the basic concept of this kind of medicine which was still at infant stage in India.

He cited how in Australia and other countries like Germany, a 16-member team comprised of at least 10 or more experts catering to physical sciences, psychologists, nutritionists and others. But in India, sometimes teams do not even send one doctor to various international meets or other major competitions.

When asked about the difference of fitness levels in hockey and cricket, Kannan, an MBBS with Masters in Sport Medicine from University of New South Wales, told that hockey players had to be grilled more, unlike cricketers, who required different kind of thrust during matches. But as regards, pulse rate and other vital inputs required for each player were discussed and told to coach the concerned and decision about the players desired or expected performance was taken. Dr Kannan further told that one had to be attuned to the players physical strength quite early. Before the 1996 Olympics, he was associated with IHF and the players for at least six months prior to the meet.

Dr Kannan underlined the need for more sport medicine coaches in every part of the city and also suggested that general practitioners should be oriented in their respective hospitals so that the future of players did not get jeopardised by way of wrong diagnosis, as happened in many cases.

Dr Kannan said the basic difference between an orthopaedician and a sports medicine doctor was that the former dealt with same problem in longer perspective, while the latter recommended the shortest possible method so that a player could come back faster to recovery level. He told that whenever any kind of problem occurred the arthritis, spondylitis rheumatism or Knee injuries, swimming was recommended because the affected person would be free to exercise in water without any chance of getting hurt with variation in normal exercise mode.

Dr Kannan will start the new department of Sport Medicine, to be recognised by Medical Council of India, at Ramachandran Medical College, Chennai. At NIS, Patiala, they have only diploma courses in Sports Medicine. He disclosed how in Jamaica in West Indies, all school sport meets were taken care of by sport medicine doctors and therapists. Dr Kannan said sport medicine also included nutrition, biomechanics, exercise psychology and injuries, while was a general feeling that a sport medicine doctor dealt only with injuries.

Dr Kannan said synchronisation of coaches with sport medicine specialist would become the basis of future development. He said people who ran daily on concrete surfaces, including roads, would have damaged. He advocated the use of proper footwear in aerobics. He said when in front of TV channels, the viewer imitated to derive immediate gains, problems could occur. Back


Drill exercises, physical tests for students
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, April 30 — More than 50 students of St John's High School, Sector 26, YPS, SAS Nagar, and St Stephen's School, Sector 45, met experts in various fields at St John's High School here today.

Mr K.P.S. Gill, President of the Indian Hockey Federation, Mr Cedric d' Souza and Dr P. Kannan were also present. The children assembled along with physical education teachers. Drill exercises were held and physical parameters were judged.

Mr Gill appreciated the efforts made by ASPN in creating general awareness regarding physical exercises for schoolchildren. The ASPN experts will visit other schools during next two days.

Tennis tourney: Ashita Uppal, Shubneet Sandhu and Vishika Sheoran made it to the main rounds in girls' under-16 section of the AITA tennis tournament being played at Sector 10 CLTA courts complex. In boys' under-14 section, Vijit Sehgal, Satvir Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Rohit Chowdhry, Vinayak Awasthi, Navinder Pal Singh, Khushagra Mahajan and Paras Thakur made it to the main rounds. In boys' under-16 section, Sidhharth Gulati, Viraj Bhargava, Gurdit Singh, Raghav Nanda, Vishnu Singh, Jitin Bishnoi, Sumit Kohli and Yannick Nelord made it to the main draw.

The results were as follows: boys under-14 — Vijit Sehgal b Jitender Mehlda 9-5; Satvir Singh b Raghav Indra Pal 9-1; Gurpreet Singh b Vivek Verma 9-6; Rohit Chowdhry b Manjit Singh 9-7; Vinayak Awasthi b Simerveer Singh 9-5; Navinder Pal Singh b Bhuvan Aggarwal 9-5; Khushagra Mahajan b Vaibhav Aggarwal 9-1; Paras Thakur b Pritam Singh 9-3; boys under-16 — Sidhharth Gulati b Paras Thakur 9-4; Viraj Bhargava b Khushagra Mahajan 9-6; Gurdit Singh b Pardeep Pant 9-8; Raghav Nanda b Dilpreet Singh 9-5; Vishnu Singh b Sahil Thapa 9-3; Jitin Bishnoi b Rajat Kalra 9-2; Sumit Kohli b Simranjeet Cheema 9-8; Yannick Nellord b Vijit Sehgal; girls under-16 — Ashita Uppal b Neha Gupta 8-3; Vishika Sheoran b Shaleen Chauhan 8-3; Shubhneet Sandhu b Aastha Chaudhry 8-1.

RFI meeting: In the general body meeting of the Rugby Federation of India (RFI) held at Patiala, 11 out of 16 affiliated units from all over the country took part. The election of Mr Arpit Shukla as Interim President of the federation and of Mr Kirpal Singh Thanua as its Secretary-General were approved.

It was also decided to hold the next national rugby championship at Sangrur in this June and July. It was also decided to organise more clinics for coaches and umpires and to conduct more matches.

BBMB, HC win: A superb performance by Baljit Bawa, who took five wickets for 21 runs, enabled Bhakra Beas Management Board beat Life Insurance Corporation of India by seven wickets in the inaugural Salzer Cup league cricket tournament organised by District Panchkula Cricket Association. In the second match, High Court XI outplayed Kaysons XI by 39 runs. In the semi-final, Haryana Warehousing Corporation will meet 3 BRD, while High Court XI will take on BBMB XI.

Chandigarh triumph: Chandigarh Coaching Centre outplayed Amritsar by 112 runs in the under-14 cricket tournament being played at PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar. They also entered the final. Gurkirat was declared the best batsman and Parshant the best bowler.

Brief scores — Chandigarh: 231 for 8 in 40 overs (Gurkirat 52, Deepak 34, Gauhar Pruthi 37, Naresh 36, Sukhjinder 24, Sameet 2 for 31); Amritsar: 119 all out in 25.3 overs (Vidin 25, Abinesh 23, Rahul 14, Rajneesh 2 for 9, Parshant 3 for 24).

Cricket meet: A fine performance by Rakesh Jolly, who scored 84 runs off 52 balls, helped Kelvinator XI defeat Energiser Cricket Club by 57 runs in the second Samsung cash prize cricket tournament being organised in the memory of Samuel Banerjee. The meet is being organised by the Chandigarh Cricket Association.

Brief scores — Kelvinator XI: 260 for 7 in 25 overs (Rakesh Jolly 84, Ritesh Manchanda 37, R.P. Singh 54, Ajay 2 for 35, Ashutosh 2 for 25, Amit 2 for 29); Energiser XI: 203 for 9 in 25 overs (Inder Kumar 60, Pankaj Kochhar 32, Sominder 19, Ritesh Manchanda 3 for 30, Surinder 2 for 24).Back

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