Of all kinds of happiness, the best happiness is good health i.e. freedom from any worries about one’s body or diseases. That is why we should know more about our body and how to look after it.According to science the human body appeared on Earth more than 5 million years ago. It is the greatest wonder. It is intriguing to find out which machine of the present machine-age is not placed in our body by the Creator.
All these delicate but strong machines can work non-stop even for 100 years and work in unbelievable harmony. Moreover, this human body is capable of curing any disease. Acupressure helps the body in this process of CURE and also to maintain all organs and endocrine glands in a proper working order-so that we get PERFECT HEALTH and the possibility of any disease is greatly reduced.
HEALTH IN YOUR HANDS
We can compare our body with the most modern, mobile, airconditioned factory. Its building has a cement concrete structure and is built on pillars-the legs which give it movement also. Its first floor, which is up to diaphragm, accommodates the nutrition producing plant, filteration plant and even sewage plant to throw out wastage – urine and stools. Surprisingly, it has a unique reproduction plant. On the second floor of this human building there is a non-stop pump (Heart) and also air controllers (Lungs).
The upper/top floor is dome-shaped and it accommodates the atomic reactor, super-computer and telephone exchange (Brain) which has miles-long, a fastest communication system. And surprisingly, all the different plants work AUTOMATICALLY and in co-ordination. This human factory has the following inbuilt systems in it :
THE ORGAN SYSTEMS OF THE BODY
System – Major Organs, Component Tissues, or Cells – Functions
1. Skeletal – body bones and cartilage joints – support, protection, give form and shape to the body; act as levers for movement
2. Muscular – body muscles attached to skeleton – skilled and gross body movement.
3. Nervous – brain, spinal cord, all peripheral nerves and organs of sensation – appreciation of environment, co-ordination and direction of activities of body organs
4. Integumentary – skin and appendages (hair, nails, glands) – protection against invasion from outside, dehydration, injury and temperature regulation
5. Digestive – mouth, mouth cavity, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, intestines, anus, liver, pancreas and salivary glands – ingestion, digestion absorption of nutrients and ejection of residues
6. Respiratory – nose, nasal cavities, larynx, trachea, lungs, (bronchi and bronchioles), lungs – take in oxygen; expel carbon dioxide; acid-base regulation
7. Circulatory – heart, artery, veins, capillary, blood and blood vessels – transport of nurtients, cell products to and wastes from all parts of the body
8. Immune – white blood cells, certain cells of bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, etc. – defence against foreign cells, micro-organisms, parasites and viruses
9. Urinary (excretory) – kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder and urethra -regulation of blood composition; formation and elimination of urine
Female : ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, external genitalia, mammary glands
Male : testes, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and external genitalia
-production of sex cells (ova, sperm); hormone production
11. Lymphatic (lymph vascular) – Lymph nodes, nodules, vessels, thymus and spleen – return of fluid to circulation; clearing of dead cells from body, part of immune system