This immune booster hold is, for me, one of the treasures of Jin Shin Jyutsu self help. It’s so simple and yet so powerful to do, it even works when you fall asleep in this position – that’s because your hands are connecting with the energy sites and working with the life energy in the body.
I’ve talked a lot about this hold in previous posts, but this self help hold does much more than ‘just’ boost your immune system, because it also helps to clear the whole side that you’re working on. As you hold, it helps release any tension in the hips and the whole of the back, and it moves the energy all the way down the legs. Placing your hand on the shoulder also helps to release tension in that area.
So the exercise again:
For the right flow, place the left hand over the right shoulder (like a coat hanger) and place the right hand on the right side groin. Do for 20 minutes minimum (but if you can’t do it for that long, don’t worry! just hold for a few minutes).
For the left flow, place the right hand over the left shoulder and and place the left hand on the left side of the groin.
I really got into this hold when I used it for a sore throat. I did the self help hold, fell asleep and in the morning I had no sign of a sore throat. The next time I had a sore throat I did the hold immediately and within a couple of minutes I actually felt how the sore throat dissolved into nothing with no sign of a cold thereafter. It was rather extraordinary, and it helped me feel the full power of this exercise.
In the following video, I show you how to do the Immune Booster Hold