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.
Most of us have suffered leg cramp at some point in our lives and we know how excruciating that pain is.
Well, imagine being up on stage in front of hundreds of people and you get severe cramp, not just in one leg but in both!
This actually happened to someone recently at a seminar I attended.
The poor guy had to get off the stage and sit down – he was in extreme pain and looked very distressed. Immediately, a whole lot of people gathered around him, trying to ‘help’.
I managed to cut through the group, quietly knelt down and put my fingers at the back of his knees and held on . Meanwhile it was complete chaos around him. All sorts of well meaning people asking if he was okay and offering all sorts of advice. At the same time, people shouting at me: ‘Are you a doctor? Are you a doctor?!?!?!’
I reply: ‘No, I’m a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner.’ And kept holding the backs of his knees.
After a few minutes he calmed down, then I asked if the pain had gone. He said that yes, it had – so I quietly got up and left him. I don’t think he even realised what had happened. And that’s the way it should be – so quick, so easy, that you don’t even have time to wonder about it. It just IS – PAIN GONE.
This afternoon I went swimming and after my 10th lap one of my toes on my right foot got cramp. What is a girl to do? If you’ve ever had cramp in an awkward place then you’ll know that it’s hard not to panic and to keep from going mad with the pain…
However, first-aid Jin Shin Jyutsu comes to the rescue. Of course, call out for help. If you’re alone, first thing to do is to grab the toe and hold on to it for a few seconds. Then as quickly as you can place your fingers on the dorsal knee (place right fingers behind right knee) and hold. Or hold the backs of the knee whichever way possible – get someone else to hold them if necessary.
The pain and cramp should disappear in a few seconds – i.e. immediately.
Also great for muscle cramps in the legs – fantastic first aid if you wake up with muscle cramp during the night.
It’s easy, quick and safe. Effortless reality.