Jin Shin Jyutsu®: A Great Support to Cancer Treatments

Very excited to find this nice video of the great work that Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner Jennifer Bradley is doing at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in the USA. As the video shows, and in my own experience working with people living with cancer, Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions greatly support the whole being during conventional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and help alleviate common symptoms like nausea, fatigue and general malaise. It also gives a good explanation of how this Art works.

The Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu® Physio-Philosophy

Jin Shin Jyutsu® physio-philosophy is an Art of harmonising the life energy in the body by using the fingers and hands (over clothing) on specific energy sites. The principles of this Art are as old as mankind, researched and developed in Japan about 100 years ago by Master Jiro Murai. I often describe it as ‘Acupuncture with the fingers’ but no pressure, massage or manipulation of the muscles is necessary.

It alleviates stress/tensions, eliminates fatigue, relieves pain, balances emotions, boosts the immune system and promotes mental alertness. The treatment is a pleasurable experience, generally one of deep relaxation, and the benefits are usually felt immediately.

Jin Shin Jyutsu employs 26 energy sites or ‘safety energy locks’ along energy pathways that feed life into our bodies. When one or more of the paths become blocked, the resulting stagnation can disrupt the local area and eventually dis-harmonise the complete path of energy flow. Holding these energy locks in combination can bring balance to mind, body, and spirit.

Jin Shin Jyutsu releases tensions and acts as a deep cleaner: it detoxifies, re-balances and re-generates the whole being. As there are no contraindications, it is safe for children, pregnant mothers, the elderly and infirm. It is also a great support for people on medication and those undergoing cancer or other treatments. It can alleviate stress-related conditions and I have found it particularly helpful for dealing with physical and mental exhaustion, a run-down immune system, anxieties, as well as pain and discomfort.

Astrid Kauffmann, BSc, TIDHA (Dip Holistic Aromatherapy) and Jin Shin Jyutsu® Practitioner
I became interested in Jin Shin Jyutsu after using some simple self help exercises to clear my migraine headaches in 1998. I am a trained Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and have shared my passion and knowledge of this Art since 2001 via treatments, talks and self help classes.

What some of my clients say after treatments
“I feel so refreshed” “The pain is gone”
“I slept very well last night” “I feel more energetic”
“Colours look so vivid now” “I feel cleansed”
“I feel calmer and more mentally alert”

Jin Shin Jyutsu can be applied by a practitioner or as self help.

An Ancient Art of Harmonising the Life Energy

On Flows For Life you’ll find a whole lot of Self Help Holds as I call them, which are based on an Ancient Japanese Art called Jin Shin Jyutsu (pronounced as ‘jitsoo’).

I often describe Jin Shin Jyutsu as a form of ‘Acupuncture with the fingers’, but it involves no manipulation, pressure or massage, so it is safe for every body from 0-100+ years of age!

This ancient Art harmonises and balances the life energy in the body by using the fingers and hands (over clothing) to alleviate symptoms of discomfort and disharmony.

This ‘energy medicine’ is a gentle, yet effective and powerful tool for health and well-being which is simple to learn, and the beneficial effects are usually felt immediately.

You don’t have to create or believe anything for it to work.

By putting your hands on specific parts of the body, and connecting with the corresponding ‘energy sites’ you are working with your energy and activating and facilitating the flow of energy to help speed up the body’s natural ability to regenerate and heal itself.

Introducing the awareness of this Art engages one in self study and self help. Through the process of ‘Now Know (Help) MYSELF’ we recognise the wisdom of the body, and we learn to interpret the messages provided and utilize them to restore balance. Jin Shin Jyutsu can be applied by a practitioner, but it is also dynamic as self help.

I find it VERY cool that this powerful aid is ready and available to every single one of us. Just by knowing where to put your hands on your body you can manage your everyday stresses and pains, restore and maintain your energy levels, boost your immune system, and much more, to feel and look better every day!

This Art is Ours to Use

No matter where I am, or where I travel to, I always see people in a perfect Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold. They are helping themselves, but they don’t even know it!

Recently, I sat next to a gentleman on a (short) flight. He was at least 6 foot tall, the flight was full and he had to cram himself into a seat next to the window. However, he had a very calm energy about him, and he did not fidget. Then I saw that he was holding his thumb! So I also held my thumb, to help us both!

Isn’t it comforting to know that helping MYSELF is as simple as holding a thumb or a finger? When I first started working with this Art, I was disbelieving. I said to myself: ‘It can’t be that simple. I will start with something much more complicated so I get REALLY good results.’

The interesting thing is that some of my most powerful results have come from spending a few minutes just holding a finger!

I encourage you to choose one of your thumbs or fingers (or let IT choose you!!) – to close your eyes and hold it for a few minutes in a quiet space. The last time I suggested this to a friend, she was amazed to discover that a whole HOUR had gone by – after which she felt like new….

But don’t take my word for it. As Mary always used to say: ‘Be your own testimony.’

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help Holds Manage Cholesterol Levels

Letters like this one are a real joy to me, mainly because the person is actively using the information and seeing/feeling the benefits of the Jin Shin Jyutsu self help holds over a period of time – not only that, her doctor is amazed too! I’m printing this letter with her permission:

Good morning Astrid,

Thank you so very much for your website with all the practical, wonderful Jin Shin Jyutsu information you have on there. I refer to your site almost daily, and not only use it but have learned so much from it.

I’m sure many others also appreciate the time you take to share these wonderful holds and your expertise with us and to answer our questions.

About ten years ago I came across the ‘Touch of Healing’ book in our local library and immediately purchased one for my own use. I was fascinated by it and although I didn’t know anyone who practiced Jin Shin or was a practitioner, I read the book and used the finger holds.

Then several months ago I found your website and began in earnest to learn about and use many of the other holds.

In fact I loved it when you mentioned that if you wanted to change your life, then hold the 1’s for an hour a day. I took you at your word and started doing just that. It so worked!

A couple of months ago I’d gone to my doctor for a regular check up with the lab work. When he came in he said to me your lab work is great. He said there isn’t anything that is out of balance and your cholesterol is way down and everything is where it is suppose to be.

I have never been able to get my cholesterol down, even though I’ve been taking medication for several years.

I said really? I was so surprised!
He said yes really, I don’t know what you are doing, but KEEP DOING IT!

So of course I am continuing the Jin Shin, and a few weeks ago I had a knee project happen and about the same time an esophagus project developed.

With the knee project it is very hard for me to hold both 1’s at the same time now, so I hold one side for thirty minutes and then the other side for thirty minutes. I also hold the 15’s for the knees and I do the Main Central every night when I go to bed.

For the esophagus I am using the left and right Supervisor flows as well as the high 19’s.

While I am waiting to see the knee specialist and hear back the results from my esophagus test, I am averaging about 2-3 hours each day doing these holds. (I am retired and have the time to devote to the holds.)

Although neither project is completely gone yet, every day I am able to detect a difference and especially this morning I can tell the knee is getting better.

At first it seemed to take a long time to see results, but I am glad you mentioned that all holds are ‘cumulative’, as that has kept me going and helped me to wait and watch for the results.

I feel Jin Shin Jyutsu is bringing me closer to total wellness. I need to clear and heal a lot of years but I feel so much better now than this time a year ago. I know it will be an ongoing process but I find Jin Shin to be easy to do (with a few exceptions) and it has brought me to a better place spiritually and emotionally as well as physically.

Again thank you so much for your website and information, they have been such a tremendous help to me! Please keep up the good work and know that you are appreciated!

FP from Missouri, USA

JSJ Relationship Fingers, Energy Sites and Attitudes

Even if we’ve never heard of the ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, we most often naturally place our hands unconsciously on our body when we need help in a certain area. Isn’t it therefore great to consciously KNOW where to put our hands to HELP MYSELF?

This is a quick summary of the relationship between the fingers, the corresponding key energy site and attitude:

Finger / Energy Site (there is a left and right side)/(SEL) /Attitude (Emotion)

Thumb/Forehead above the eyebrows/ 20/WORRY

Index/ Just below the collarbone /22/FEAR

Middle/Third rib down on the chest/ 13/ANGER

Ring/Last rib before the abdomen/14/GRIEF

Little/Groin either side of pubic bone /15 /TRYING TO

For a full Jin Shin Jyutsu Self help session you could spend a whole hour holding these five energy sites placing the left hand on the left side, and the right hand on the right side (it means spending about 10 minutes on each energy site).  A great way to start or end the day!

Jin Shin Jyutsu: Your Innate Right

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help Holds 3I often see people in a perfect Jin Shin Jyutsu self help position, even though they have probably never heard of this ancient healing art before in their lives.  How can this be?

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an innate wisdom that we all tap into unknowingly and intuitively when we hear the body’s message: please help me!

By introducing Jin Shin Jyutsu, one awakens to the conscious application of the art, and therefore is empowered to do something about the discomfort, the pain, and the every day sufferings that we humans ‘endure’.

I say let’s not endure any more! Let’s not exist and be victims to all the slings and arrows that come our way, but let’s actively and consciously live a happier, healthier life.  Jin Shin Jyutsu helps us do this, by knowing where to put our hands on the body.

What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese healing art which uses the hands to harmonise and regenerate the whole being.

By knowing where to place the hands on the body you can manage pain, eliminate fatigue, stimulate your immune systemn and alleviate most conditions.

I often describe it as ‘acupuncture with the fingers’ and it is safe for every body from pregnant mothers to babies to the elderly or infirm. There are no contraindications either, so Jin Shin Jyutsu is a great support to the system, reducing the negative and harmful effects of drugs or invasive treatments like chemotherapy, for instance.

Every body is made up of the same physical parts and so it is that every body is made up of the same energy ‘flows’. The energy body is a complex and intelligent network that is just as much part of our make up as the physical body, and it can be accessed through a myriad ways  (acupuncture, massage, reiki, reflexology, bowen, shiatsu, osteopathy and many others).

So every body can work with their energy for health and vitality to clear small ‘stucknesses’ or large ‘stucknesses’. A small stuckness could manifest as a headache or a cold, and a large stuckness could be cancer.

There are acute conditions like a muscle spasm in the leg for instance and chronic conditions that have developed over time like asthma and arthritis.

To introduce Jin Shin Jyutsu is simply to awaken the awareness of this innate wisdom that each and every one of us has at our disposal to use for a happy, healthy and fulfilled life: Free of stuckness in pain, fatigue, worry, FEAR, anger, grief and pretense.

Awaken your vitality, your health, your power, your wisdom, your potential – you can start, by holding one or more of your fingers. This is the power and the empowerment of Self Help Jin Shin Jyutsu.