Saturday, October 17, 2009

The doctor with a hole..

In India, wearing ornaments has been a custom, especially for women, since time immemorial. In fact, sculptures from the Indus-civilization-era too depict women wearing bangles and various other ornaments. Naturally, ornaments play an important role in augmenting the beauty of a human being. However, most of us fail to understand that these traditional ornaments have more to do, than simply rendering 'physical' glitter.

In India, Bangles are generally worn by women of all sects and age. As all of us, probably, already know, bangles are metallic or otherwise, worn around the wrists. These are so designed that, they are neither too tight to fit in one place, nor too loose to slide out of the arm. It must be noted that the theory of Accupressure (more on this in a later post), which is known to cure even dangerous diseases as AIDS, locates precisely 6 points on the wrist, which are associated with reproductive organs. In other words, applying periodic impulses of pressure at these points, can not only enable keeping these organs in shape, but also cure any ailments pertaining to the same. The movement of the bangles around the wrist, apply accupressure treatment on these points, thereby ensuring that the reproductive organs are in order. Bangles have, therefore, been silently doctoring the health of the millions of women who wear them. In villages, it is common for women to wear other ornaments like nose-rings etc, which serve similar purposes. It is not surprising that, there is also a tradition in India, to shatter the bangles of women, following the death of their husbands. It is truly incredible, how our customs have so much science embedded in them.


PS: Being an Electrical Engineer myself, I can't help guessing that the 'metallic' bangles have something to do with the induction of voltage and thereby current (as they are closed), to interact with the magnetic and electric fields, which are produced by the human body.

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