How To Do Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) To Heal Your Body
Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) is an ancient pressure point healing practice that was handed down from generation to generation, but over time this practice was all but forgotten. The translation of JSJ is “The Art of the Creator through Compassionate Man”. For thousands of years, ancient peoples used JSJ to heal both themselves and others. The practice of massaging or puncturing pressure points is based on a holistic approach to medicine, where the entire body and all its organs and systems are connected, with one area interacting with other areas.
What Is The Aim of Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ)
JSJ is a type of acupressure that works with a set of 26 points along energy pathways. It uses the fingers and hands to release blocked or overloaded pathways to harmonize the energy in the body, to boost energy levels, calm the mind and balance the emotions. The philosophy behind that practice is that the body itself can correct and adjust the energy pathways, and once body returns to balance, the person experiences physical, mental, and spiritual harmony. Pressure point stimulation, whether by massage (acupressure) or through stimulation with fine needles (acupuncture) dates back to ancient times in the far east.
JSJ for pain, stress and nausea
The study demonstrated that patients who had at least 3 sessions of JSJ experienced significant improvement in the areas of pain, stress and nausea after each JSJ session.
JSJ and its impact on physical and emotional health
The daily life of the working nurse has been shown to be a stressful one and the stressors that nurses feel can affect patient care. The results showed significant increases in positive outlook, motivation, calmness, and significant decreases in anger, stress, depression, and morale issues. The nurses reported less muscle aches, sleeplessness and headaches. The study also showed significant increases in nurses’ caring efficacy to patients.
JSJ for women diagnosed with breast cancer
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of 10 weekly treatments of JSJ for women diagnosed with breast cancer. On average, the women reported that JSJ was very helpful in achieving their goals such as feeling better physically and emotionally, having more energy and decreased pain.
What’s good about JSJ is that you can receive a session from a JSJ practitioner, or we you can treat yourself at home with JSJ. Doing JSJ at home is simple and includes holding your thumbs and fingers for a few minutes each on a daily basis. The effect of holding each finger is accumulative so the longer we hold, the better we can feel. You can do JSJ anytime anywhere: when you watch TV, reading a book or waiting in the line. In JSJ each finger is connected through meridians to specific organ system in your body and also to an emotion. If you experience an emotion now, then choose the finger that is related to this emotion, or if you have time run through all the fingers.
To do JSJ at home sit or stand quietly, hold the finger gently with the opposite hand for 2-5 minutes, notice how you feel and breathe. Usually you will begin to feel a pulse in the finger. However if you don’t feel the pulse this is okay too and it doesn’t mean that it’s not working.
Hold Thumb for WORRY
The thumb is also good for:
Headaches (especially base of thumb)
For relieving stress
Stomach and spleen energy
Hold Index finger for FEAR
also good for:
Teeth and gums
Self criticism and shyness
Kidney and bladder energy
Hold Middle finger for ANGER
It also helps:
Irritability and mood swings
Liver and gallbladder
Hold Ring finger for SADNESS
It also helps:
Ringing in the ear (Tinnitus)
Lung and large intestine
Hold Little finger for LOW SELF ESTEEM
It also helps:
Heart and small intestine
Hold Center of palm for FATIGUE