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Acutouch? Come Again…You mean Acupuncture?

In the first month after we got our father home, we were persistently looking for alternate treatments to help heal him.   One possibility that seemed to work, atleast in some ways was Acupuncture.   Literature available on it is a galore, so are the practicing acupuncturists.   Everyone and anyone apparently is an Acupuncturist.  The most reliable seems to be doctors trained in western medicine who are also trained in Acupuncture from China.   We found one such very reputed doctor in Chennai.   His clinic was far and highly wheel chair inaccessible.  The thought of taking our father everyday to that clinic seemed like a mini nightmare.

While still on a hunt for a good Acupuncturist, serendipitously we were told of an ‘Acutouch’ doctor who was in the same area in Chennai as us.  Never to let any opportunity to slip by, we paid a visit to the Doctors home clinic.  The house located on a rather quiet street was an easy find since it had patients swarming outside the house. 

Our Acutouch Doctor is Dr. Krishnamurthy.  An Octogenarian, MD in General Medicine, former professor of Experimental Medicine in Madras University and a wonderful Doctor.  He has been practicing Acutouch for almost three decades.   He self taught the technique through books and experiments.  Unlike the conventional Acupuncture evaluation (checking the pulse, eyeballs, and response) his diagnosis is based western medicine observations (X-ray, reports, and scans among others). 

His procedure differs widely from Acupuncture and Acupressure.  Dr. Krishnamurthy touches vital nerves and centers for not more than 3-4 seconds.  In a session, as per the necessity for a patient he easily touches 20 – 30 points.  Each session does not take more than 2-3 minutes.   Patients are required to come for a minimum of 22 sessions.

Dr. Krishnamurthy takes cases that are not easily cured through western medicine.   From what we have seen a large proportion of his patients are autistic kids.   His charges are extremely nominal and for some patients he waives even this token amount.    On an average he treats atleast 30 – 40 patients per day.

On our first visit the Doctor we saw a famous Tamil actor among the waiting patients.  We later learnt this wasn’t uncommon and he wasn’t the first of the Tamil film fraternity to visit Dr. Krishnamurthy.  

We have now been taking our father to this treatment for almost three months.   There has been great improvement in our father’s response, his swallowing has increased, alertness is much better and so is his non-verbal communication.   Our father has made more progress in these last three months than since anytime after the hemorrhage. 


  1. Hi
    Can I have contact details of Dr. Krishnamurthy.

  2. I want to be part of this big revolution. Keep me posted to awareness programs in Chennai. I can organise corporate wellness camps in Chennai, Bangalore and Navi Mumbai. Please share the contact details of Dr.Krishnamurthy to Thanks and Regards. RAJ


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