Receiving Award: Dr Prabhu receiving an international award for his research work in acupuncture science.
The Sai Acupuncture Research Centre, at Dhupan, in the tiny village of Uccassaim, which is situated hardly a couple of kilometers away from Mapusa city, like a magnet attracts people from of cure and treatment. Dr M B Prabhu, the man behind the centre, cures and treats diseases with using medicines. He is assisted in his work and research by his wife Nandini.
In Chinese acus means needle and puncture is to prick. The science of acupuncture believes that there are 14 channels in the human body through which energy flows. This energy has positive and negative constituents which are required to remain balanced. Any imbalance in these constituents result in ailments. An ailment or disease is set right by regulating the flow of energy with the help of needles. Dr. Prabhu who has done an in-depth study in this field claims that acupuncture strengthens the immune system in the human body.
According to Dr Prabhu, human body is a mysterious machine created by God who has provided a special inbuilt system to this machine to set it right, whenever there are any disturbances in its working. Different doctors try to treat patients with various medicines. Dr Prabhu says the most ideal method is where the patient is treated (without external medicines) just by stimulating the inbuilt system, so that it brings about harmony in the functioning of different organs of the body and cures the patient. This is precisely what acupuncture science is all about, he says. Patients at the centre claim that there is no pain while they are pricked. The needles used are very thin (32 gauge) and no medicine is inserted. Acupuncture needle pricks do not leave any scars on the body and this science has been scientifically proved to be effective in treating incurable diseases. Acupuncture needles are thoroughly sterilised before use and hence totally safe from AIDS and other infections.
Acupuncture provides an almost a permanent cure for chronic disorders at comparatively low costs. This is because medications gives only temporary relief and patients have to take life-long treatment in case of allopathic medicine.
Dr Prabhu says acupuncture is very effective for ailments like polio (initial stages), paralysis, ear-problems, ringing sound, discharge, loss of balance, sinusitis, knee pain, arthritis, blood pressure, menstrual disorders, mental retardation, congenital paralysis in children, diabetes ashms and even addictions of liquor and smoking.
Dr Prabhu has several cases to his credit to prove how acupuncture has successfully healed major disorders.
To arrive at a diagnosis of the patient, Dr Prabhu conducts a pulse examination, wherein 12 different pulses are examined in order to find out which channels of the body have excess or deficient supplies of energy.
Acupuncture has been duly recognised by the World Health Organisation. Though not very popular in India, The roots of acupuncture are believed to be in India since the time of Mahabharata.
Recipient of several international awards and gold medals, Dr Prabhu has done a lot of research work in this field.
Besides Sai Acupuncture Research Centre at Uccassaim, Dr Prabhu also operates a clinic at Margao behind Kare Law College, to help people recover from their ailments through this Chinese form of medicine.