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

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Astrid is a therapist, healer, artist, teacher and business woman. She is a fully trained Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner (since November 2000), holds the Tisserand Institute Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy (TIDHA), and has NFSH (National Federation of Spiritual Healers) and Reiki certifications. She has studied the Bach Flower remedies to Practitioner level. She has taught Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology and Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-help classes at adult education colleges in London and at health centres across the UK since 2001. She has also exhibited her artwork in London. Astrid lives in Wiltshire, England, where she offers treatments and self help classes. She also shares her knowledge, experience and love for Jin Shin Jyutsu with the rest of the world via this website.