Jin Shin Jyutsu Finger Method: The Power of Holding the Thumbs and Fingers

Jin Shin Jyutsu Hand

Many talk about the Jin Shin Jyutsu Finger Method. But what is it? And how come I can feel better when I hold one of my thumbs or fingers?

When I have a tummy ache I hold one of my thumbs. Within seconds to minutes, my tummy ache is gone. When I feel that my muscles are tense, I hold my index finger. Within seconds to minutes, I can feel my body relaxing, easing, releasing tension.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a Universal Art, available to each one of us from the moment we come into this world. It is part of our human make up.

The basis of Jin Shin Jyutsu, and what makes it so dynamic is the self help available to us. The basis of self help IS the thumb and fingers.

We all hold our fingers to help ourselves. Babies do it when they suck their thumbs. Sucking the thumb helps regenerate baby’s energies, eases their tummy and soothes and nurtures them.

Our energy body is made up of 144,000 energy functions. They are energy pathways like rivers, connecting us from head to toe and toe to head. All those energy pathways are found in the hands. So holding a finger helps 14,400 energy functions.

The energies of each finger relate to an ‘attitude’. So when we feel WORRY we can hold the Thumb to calm the mind. When we feel FEAR, anxiety or nervousness, we can hold the Index finger to calm the nervous system. To harmonise ANGER, hold the middle finger. SADNESS or grief is eased by holding the ring finger. Holding the little finger helps when we feel we are EFFORTING or TRYING TO in life – when we are trying to please everyone else.

You can do this exercise anywhere and at any time that your hands are free. Just wrap your right hand around the thumb or a finger of the left hand. Relax your hands and hold. For best results, sit comfortably and close your eyes.

By holding each thumb and finger in turn every day for a few minutes, we can calm the mind, soothe the nervous system, and regenerate our whole being.

 

See also: Jin Shin Jyutsu to boost energy

About The Author

FlowsforLife

I started my journey in complementary therapies in 1997 after a successful career in advertising. I began by studying the physical body and received my Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy from the Tisserand Institute (TIDHA) in London in 1999. Around that time, I had a very interesting experience and became fascinated with the energy in the body. I explored various modalities like Reiki, Spiritual Healing, Shamanism and the like, but felt that I was missing something. Then I discovered the Universal Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a hands-on therapy that can be applied by a trained practitioner and also learnt as self help. I suffered from migraines and was amazed that with some simple self help exercises I was able to manage the headaches and then clear them. I became a fully trained Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner in 2000 and have been teaching the self help classes since 2001. Over the years I have attended Jin Shin Jyutsu seminars and advanced classes presented by the original instructors that Mary Burmeister herself taught. I live in Wiltshire, England where I offer treatments, talks and self help classes. My role is simply to introduce the awareness of this gentle, yet dynamic Universal Art which is available to each and every one of us to use for our health, wellbeing and longevity.