In any ACUTE emergency situation I immediately go for the EMERGENCY hold. I describe emergency situations which involve breathing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, sudden malaise, abdominal cramps, menstrual cramps…
Needless to say, this hold is by no means meant to substitute medical attention.
The hold: Place the palms of your hands on the insides of the knees. This hold can also be applied to another and can be done with arms crossed or not – I personally like crossing my arms., but experiment with which way feels more comfortable and effective for you.
The energy site on the inside of the knee is called the ‘One’ – Prime Mover.
We have 26 energy sites on the right and left sides of the body which are mirror images of each other. Number 1 energy site (or ‘Safety Energy Locks’ as they are called in Jin Shin Jyutsu), are located on the insides of the knees, and are helpful in this kind of emergency because they MOVE THE ENERGY DOWN, and assist in keeping it moving, connecting our head with our toes and vice versa.
I have used the Ones in the few acute situations that I have experienced over the years, and it took a few minutes for the pain and discomfort to subside, but I held on, and I have never had recurrences.
Question: Hi Astrid – We have the book of Alice Burmeister ‘The Touch of Healing’. We also attended an introduction morning for JSJ. My wife has a particular problem with her esophagus, sometimes her food just does not go down. She has to lay down on the floor for some time to get things back to normal. Is there any flow and/or SEL that you can recommend to ease this problem? – from NZ
Answer: In a situation like this – ACUTE situation that is, I would immediately go for the EMERGENCY hold (choking, breathing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, sudden malaise) which is to place the hands on the inside of the knees (SEL 1). Can be with arms crossed or not – I personally like crossing my arms. The ones are to be used in this kind of emergency because they MOVE THE ENERGY DOWN. Also helpful for this situation is to cross the arms and place the hands on the upper arms (SEL high 19s). This also opens up the energy sites on the back (9 and 10) and clears the chest area, as well as helping the digestive system. And finally, another helpful energy site is on the neck. Place the right hand on the right side of the neck next to the spine and the left hand on the left side of the neck next to the spine (SEL 12) – I had something stuck in my throat the other day and I found that it worked a treat!
For longterm ‘work’ on this ‘project’, there are many possible flows, but I would suggest The Jin Shin Jyutsu Trinity exercises, see these older posts on my blog for The Trinity Flows: Main Central, Left and Right Supervisors and Mediator (Crossing Energies)