According to several well established healing modalities (acupressure, acupuncture, reflexology, and various adaptations of the above), the hands and palms have numerous reflex points that, when stimulated, engage the body’s healing response and prompt a gradual (sometimes near immediate) improvement in any type of ailment.
A different way to look at this is to consider that:
- We have receptors in the hands that are connected to sensory fields in the brain, as shown by the cortical homunculus model (our neurological “map” – see below.) Clapping activates these hands receptors (or more if you use your hands to clap on other body parts), which in turn activate a fair portion of the brain, which itself leads to the activation of various body systems and their associated healing response in ways that are experientially evident but that we still need to better understand.
- Clapping stimulates blood circulation, the lifeline of the human body, and this helps with literally everything.
K.C. Bhardwaj: Crush chronic illness with your clapping hands!
K.C. Bhardwaj is a 76-year-old man from India who says that hands 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.” [Read more.]
What research shows: Clap your hands for brain power
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.
Dr. Idit Sulkin 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.”[Read more.]
Videos to exercise your hands clapping skills
There are lots of hands clapping songs at www.funclapping.com
Clapping hands and laughter
If you decide to start clapping hands for health reasons, then get the most of your practice by adding a song to it! Here is how, as suggested by Laughter Yoga:
Beat the following 1-2, 1-2-3 rhythm with your hands as you chant in synchronicity “Ho, Ho, Ha-Ha-Ha.”
You will also find plenty of sound and safe hands clapping activities for grown ups in the Online Laughter Session Planner. (See the free demo here.)
Wonderful, wonder-filled info. Thanks so much for sharing I’ll pass it on, gladly!!!
Very beneficial for physical health and I am practicing it in my daily life.Thanks.
GK Tyagi, Delhi, India,
I have been practicing clapping hands exercises for the last one year & got lot of benefit for my ailments, thanks.
This is good information but I want to ask one question that is clapping has negetive effect in our body ?
Any good thing done in excess becomes a bad thing. In the end even living will kill you 🙂
Can clapping exercise cure essential tremors of hand?
Don’t know. I would suggest you ask your primary health professional.
Nice content.Thanks for information
Once again, something ridiculously easy can be a life-changing gift. Many things in life are like this. You don’t need to spend money if you want to improve your health. Everyone already knows that eating right and doing exercise will accomplish this. But nobody wants that, They want to pill a magic wand or anything other than making an effort of some sort. If people love themselves more they know how to love others as well. Americans are self loathing society.
You may be right, but to say that “Americans” are like this or that is like saying that all South American eat bananas, all Africans live in tribal villages, etc. or that all women love long hair and all men love big muscles. It doesn’t work like that. Best is to ignore what others do and focus on doing yourself what you believe others should do. “Be the light you want to see in the world” is, I believe, the age old advice.