My Jin Shin Jyutsu Story: Life Changing

The Jin Shin Jyutsu story of life changing proportions below is from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

It shows how integrating this gentle, yet powerful touch therapy with traditional medical practices and treatments can really change lives. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Ms. Anonymous writes:

After I learned how to pronounce Jin Shin Jyutsu correctly, I was so proud of myself and had to share the good news with all that asked about my health (I’d had chronic pain for many years).

Initially, they would be in awe that I had learned a martial art while in great pain! (smile)

When I explained to those that inquired, about fifty per cent thought it was some ‘far out’ eastern medicine thing and they would even roll their eyes (I was living in Japan at the time).

The other fifty per cent wanted me to show them self-help Jin Shin Jyutsu, some of the hand holds. I was more than happy to share!

As time went on, my mobility improved, my attitude and spirit lifted, and I lost 85 pounds!

I declared that I was a living, breathing testimony to Jin Shin Jyutsu. And there was no more rolling of the eyes!

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The Pain Specialist Who Knew

A singular outstanding anaesthesiologist/pain specialist saw something behind the pain in my eyes. She saw a ‘spark’ of what it takes (a spirit, an attitude, a certain personality) and introduced me to the strength and power of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Did I mention that she also possesses great insight?

Meanwhile, we did have to continue with some of the standard Western procedures such as epidurals and RFA’s (Radio Frequency Ablation), but over time, as I became more adept at using self-help therapy with ongoing treatments with her, I blossomed!

Now, this is the reason, if you use my story, for it to be anonymous. Because I had gotten to the breaking point in my life just before this wonderful healer entered my life.

I had made the decision to seek out euthanasia as I saw a future of only continued and increasing pain. After all, I was already on morphine.

To this day I tell her as much as I can, how she influenced the transformation in me by using Jin Shin Jyutsu.

She always replies: “It was YOU who did it all!” But only because God placed her and Jin Shin Jyutsu in my way. She and I are miles apart now but Jin Shin Jyutsu keeps us as forever friends with something to always discuss….Jin Shin Jyutsu!

Anonymous

My Jin Shin Jyutsu Story: Digestion

Peter’s Jin Shin Jyutsu Story started when a colleague enthused to him about this Universal Art of harmonising the life energy in the body.

Peter writes:

I have been a homeopath since 1984. I first heard about Jin Shin Jyutsu when studying the Homeopathic Tissue Salts with a colleague.

She attended a Self-Help introductory workshop in London that same weekend and told me about it and how excited she was.

Three months later my journey in Jin Shin Jyutsu began.  

I studied The Touch of Healing by Alice Burmeister and then started my first of four (to date) 5-Day practitioner training seminars in September 2010.

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The First Great Result with Jin Shin Jyutsu

My first really great result came when my wife and I visited friends in the South of France. They spoiled us the first evening we arrived; there was so much beautiful rich food, cheeses, pate and wine, none of which we were really used to consuming.  

By bedtime I suddenly realised that the meal was sitting like a stone in my guts! “Never going to get to sleep”, I thought to myself.

Luckily I remembered that holding the ‘points’ on the crease of both my elbows could relieve digestive problems. Astrid’s note on the exercise: Cross the arms. Then place the right fingers on the crease of the left elbow and place the left fingers on the crease of the right elbow. Relax the hands and hold until there is relief.

Sure enough, and without any exaggeration, within 5 minutes of starting to hold both these points I felt relief. I went to sleep, slept like a baby and woke up refreshed and feeling great!

Peter Smith
Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner
Truro, Cornwall, England

My Jin Shin Jyutsu Story: Thumb Miracle

Kay’s Jin Shin Jyutsu story started when her friend came back from a 5 day Jin Shin Jyutsu seminar in New Zealand.

Kay writes:

When I saw my friend she said: “Kay you sooo have to learn this.” I protested, saying I wasn’t doing any new courses. However, she then proceeded to tell me about each thumb and finger. 

‘Miracle’ of the Thumb

As it turns out, the next day I was doubled over with pain in my stomach. So I held my thumb for about 20 minutes. During this time, my stomach went crazy with gurgling and rumbling. It did a huge roll. I passed all this wind, and then I was perfectly fine.

And I thought to myself: “Surely that wasn’t because I held my thumb?!?”

Two days later I had a headache, which was unusual for me and I don’t keep any pain killers in the house. I remember my friend saying that the middle finger is ‘the harmonizer’. After four minutes of holding the middle finger the headache was completely gone.

I was so impressed, I decided to get the book The Touch of Healing. When I read it I understood that Jin Shin Jyutsu stands for The Art of the Creator through Compassionate Man.

I knew I had to learn this Art, but I had to wait a year before the tutors from America returned to New Zealand.

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Along Came A Spider…

Confirmation of my decision to learn Jin Shin Jyutsu came four months later when I was bitten by a White Tail spider. People have lost limbs from their bites, as bacteria on their fangs cause a flesh eating disease. My leg was swollen like a balloon and I couldn’t put my heel down. The pain was excruciating.

I went through all my fingers, holding each one in turn, but basically not really knowing what I was doing.

Then I remembered reading something in the book about bites. I found the relevant Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold and I placed right hand over left hand on the bite.

After 40 minutes, I removed my hand. I saw that the hole where the fangs had gone in had a clear liquid coming out. The pain had almost completely gone and by the morning my leg was back to its usual size! 

Naturally I was hugely impressed by this experience. Ever since I have been passionate about sharing this Art.  As Mary Burmeister said: “It is a life time journey.”

Five years later I am still in awe of this Art and still learning.

Many blessings on your journey.

Kay Garvan
Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner
New Zealand

My Jin Shin Jyutsu Story: Body Pain

Annemarie’s Jin Shin Jyutsu Story began about eighteen months from writing this, when over a period of three weeks, all the muscles in her body started seizing up.

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Annemarie writes:

“I was in constant, acute pain. I could hardly lift my arms up. Getting dressed was a lengthy and painful business. Moving around and walking was done very slowly.

In fact, any centenarian would have looked spritely compared to me! My whole body felt as though I was being stabbed constantly, or at least how I imagine it feels like to be stabbed.

I can put up with a fair bit of pain, so I did for months, hoping that it would pass.

Any amount of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol I took had virtually no effect and I flatly refused to see a doctor who would only have put me on stronger pain killers or worse, steroids…..none of which I would have taken anyway!

When I finally could not stand the pain any more, I decided to take action.

I had heard from a friend that what Astrid did was ‘amazing’, but this friend didn’t know how, why, or what it was.

When I discovered that she works with the natural flows of energy in the body, it helped my decision because, years ago, I had benefitted from a very similar treatment.

After my first treatment with Astrid, I was 50% ‘converted’. Something had certainly happened, although I was still in pain.

The session thereafter went something like this.

As I lay on the couch she says:
“Now, on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most pain, what do you feel?”
My face screws up with excruciating agony. I moan through gritted teeth: “11”.
“Ah”, she says calmly, moves her hands to another hold and then says: “How about now?”
In total amazement and disbelief I reply: “Virtually nothing.”

After that treatment I became 100% converted and luckily never experienced an 11 out of 10 pain level again!

I realise now that a Jin Shin Jyutsu treatment is totally painless for ‘normal’ people.

Although it took a while for me to reach this point, I am now a very fine tuned engine!

Some simple self help exercises and a monthly Jin Shin Jyutsu MOT keep me fit and pain free.”

Annemarie G.
Wiltshire, England

Astrid’s notes on this case: 
I would like to clarify that I worked intensely with Annemarie over a period of about a year before we got to the no pain ‘maintenance’ phase. This was certainly no ‘quick fix’ case. She came to see me at least once a week, for a while twice a week to continue releasing especially the shoulders and managing pain – after all, there was much history on a physical, mental and emotional level to clear. Later on in the year, and when she felt she was ready for it, Annemarie also saw an osteopath. What her story illustrates is how her body reacted during the JSJ sessions. Happily, she stuck with the treatments and is now enjoying pain free gardening again.

The Jin Shin Jyutsu® Treatment

Jin Shin Jyutsu® is a holistic therapy in that it truly heals at the level of body, mind and spirit.

Flows For Life Surfer

It can be applied on oneself as self help or on another. It is a treatment that balances the human energies to promote health and wellbeing from the point of view of prevention, maintenance and remedial care.

It has the ability to heal deeply at the root cause, often going back and healing emotional scars that one was even unaware of, that have been causing physical symptoms. JSJ is systematic in its structure, subtle in the delivery and effect on the body, but powerful in its healing potential.

The client lies on the table, face up and fully clothed. The practitioner uses light touch on the client’s body over particular points along energy pathways. JSJ works through clothing, blankets, boots, even casts.

Two particular points are held simultaneously until the tension or congestion is released, signalled by the synchronous pulsation felt at those two points, then one hand is moved to another point and along areas of the body where there is tension.

Each point can take seconds to minutes to release and re-energise. Treatments generally take about 45 minutes with a short period for rest and teaching of self help. The client is encouraged to maintain stress reduction and optimal health through self help sequences in between Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments.

Repeated treatments depend on the individual and the particular situation. Often it is for no particular problem but as a preventative ‘tune up’, ‘fuelling up’ or just to treat oneself to a deeply nurturing and relaxing hour. After several treatments a person can really feel the difference and has a sense of real balance and vitality, so they are better able to distinguish when they are ‘out of balance’.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a gentle, yet powerful tool for health and wellbeing. There are no contraindications, so people who are undergoing medical treatments can use this as a wonderful support for the body, and to calm the mind and emotions. It is also safe for pregnant women, babies, children, the elderly and the infirm.

Real Testimonials

‘I had a lot of tension in my shoulders. Since the treatment, they are much better, much looser.’

‘Something that I was not expecting, is how much calmer and more tolerant I am. Things don’t get to me like they used to.’

‘My mother was having dizzy spells, so I booked a JSJ session for her. Since the treatment, she hasn’t had any more bad turns.’

‘A wonderfully relaxing, restorative and simply heavenly hour. It was everything I’d hoped it would be and I look forward to the next session.’

‘My legs have been swollen for a long time. After a couple of treatments, they feel a lot stronger, the swelling has gone down and they look a lot better. This is so clever.’

‘I had a cough that wouldn’t quit. After a couple of JSJ treatments, it’s gone. It’s really amazing.’

‘I felt really relaxed during the treatment. More interestingly, I had an old wrist injury that I was constantly aware of. That night, after the JSJ treatment, my fingers twitched uncontrollably, and then I had a shooting pain up my wrist and arm which went quite quickly. After that, I slept really well. The next morning, my wrist felt ‘clear’ and strong again. It was an amazing experience!’

‘I was able to tackle the mountain of paperwork that I’ve been putting off for so long. I just had the energy and the focus to get it done! I don’t know how this works, exactly, but I’m going back for more.’

‘I feel like a totally different person!’

Important Note

Jin Shin Jyutsu is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.