My Jin Shin Jyutsu Story: Thumb Miracle

Kay’s Jin Shin Jyutsu story started when her friend came back from a 5 day Jin Shin Jyutsu seminar in New Zealand.

Kay writes:

When I saw my friend she said: “Kay you sooo have to learn this.” I protested, saying I wasn’t doing any new courses. However, she then proceeded to tell me about each thumb and finger. 

‘Miracle’ of the Thumb

As it turns out, the next day I was doubled over with pain in my stomach. So I held my thumb for about 20 minutes. During this time, my stomach went crazy with gurgling and rumbling. It did a huge roll. I passed all this wind, and then I was perfectly fine.

And I thought to myself: “Surely that wasn’t because I held my thumb?!?”

Two days later I had a headache, which was unusual for me and I don’t keep any pain killers in the house. I remember my friend saying that the middle finger is ‘the harmonizer’. After four minutes of holding the middle finger the headache was completely gone.

I was so impressed, I decided to get the book The Touch of Healing. When I read it I understood that Jin Shin Jyutsu stands for The Art of the Creator through Compassionate Man.

I knew I had to learn this Art, but I had to wait a year before the tutors from America returned to New Zealand.

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Along Came A Spider…

Confirmation of my decision to learn Jin Shin Jyutsu came four months later when I was bitten by a White Tail spider. People have lost limbs from their bites, as bacteria on their fangs cause a flesh eating disease. My leg was swollen like a balloon and I couldn’t put my heel down. The pain was excruciating.

I went through all my fingers, holding each one in turn, but basically not really knowing what I was doing.

Then I remembered reading something in the book about bites. I found the relevant Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold and I placed right hand over left hand on the bite.

After 40 minutes, I removed my hand. I saw that the hole where the fangs had gone in had a clear liquid coming out. The pain had almost completely gone and by the morning my leg was back to its usual size! 

Naturally I was hugely impressed by this experience. Ever since I have been passionate about sharing this Art.  As Mary Burmeister said: “It is a life time journey.”

Five years later I am still in awe of this Art and still learning.

Many blessings on your journey.

Kay Garvan
Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner
New Zealand

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.