Q&A: Is there a JSJ hold to bring down a fever?

A few months ago, I received an email from a grandmother in the Netherlands. She was taking care of her grandson, a toddler of 3 years, for a few days. He developed a fever, so she asked me if there was anything she could do to help him.

I replied, explaining the simple ‘immune boosting’ hold she could do on her grandson: ‘Your grandson lies on his back, face up so that he is comfortable. You sit on his left side. Then you place your right hand over his left shoulder/neck, and you place your left hand/fingers lightly on his left groin. Hold for a few minutes, or as long as you can keep the child in that position.’ 🙂

A bit later I received a reply from her, and I quote: ‘JSJ Immune BoostIt is super how quickly this immune boosting hold has worked! You wouldn’t say that he had a high fever – he’s now back to being his usual lively, playful and happy self.’

PS. The image shows the self help hold for the left side.

Important note: This exercise is NOT meant as a substitute for medical attention.