Jin Shin Jyutsu
What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?
An ancient Japanese art known as “harmonizing the life energy in the body”, Jin Shin Jyutsu is based on a belief that each finger is connected through meridians to a specific organ system in your body, and thus to an emotion. A form of energy healing, it does not involve the application of any serious pressure or massage and is an art many find easy to learn.
According to Jin Shin Jyutsu philosophy, when one or more of a person’s meridian paths becomes blocked, the resulting stagnation disrupts and eventually disharmonizes the energy flow. Practitioners believe that gentle holding of specific points assists the release of energy blockages in the meridians, simultaneously bringing mind and body into balance.
Some people experiencing psychiatric drug withdrawal report that using basic Jin Shin Jyutsu holds helps them to cope with a range of withdrawal-related problems, including anxious feelings, insomnia, and rage. Among those who find it effective, regular use of Jin Shin Jyutsu purportedly helps to promote a sense of well-being and vitality.
Where can I find more information?
- The Touch of Healing: Energizing the Body, Mind, and Spirit with Jin Shin Jyutsu is a book by Alice Burmeister with Tom Monte.
- YouTube videos that offer a look at Jin Shin Jyutu techniques can be found here and here.