Q&A: ‘Missing Step’ Main Central

Question: Hello, The Alice Burmeister book shows fewer points for the main central. [Touch of Healing]i am interested to find out why.Thank you, js

Answer: Hello, JS. Thanks for your question and well spotted! My honest answer is that I don’t know exactly why one step that appears on the Main Central Exercise on my blog does NOT appear in the book The Touch of Healing. The step is number L6 which places the left fingers above the belly button. Now, I can tell you from experience, that the previous step – placing left fingers at the bottom of the sternum (xiphoid process) has a deeply harmonising effect for the whole of the abdominal area, so in most cases the following step would be ‘superfluous’. However, I have also had the experience that working with the right hand at the top of the head and the left fingers above the belly button has helped me tremendously to harmonise any stomach, digestive discomfort or cramping. The thing is – there is no ultimate right or wrong, and as Mary used to say: ‘Be your own testimony’. Have FUN! Astrid
PS Afterthought on this. It is possible that the diagram also attempts to follow the chakras – the ‘missing step’ places the fingers above the navel which is the area of the base (orange) chakra. But as I said before: it’s not about right or wrong, it’s about how efficient a hold works for each individual.
Update note: in essence, you can place your left hand anywhere along the Main Central path, as you feel is helpful. Someone said that Mary said this in one of her classes. It makes sense to me!

Q&A: Jin Shin Jyutsu for Hemorrhoids

Question: I suffer from hemorroids, and I would like to look at natural ways to combat them, rather than using over-the-counter creams. I know a bit about JSJ but not a lot – is there anything simple I can do? MJ

Answer:  Dear MJ – I have been meaning to put some information up on hemorrhoids for a long time now, so thank you for your question. The first thing is that you need to drink a lot of water – this will help tremendously. As hemorrhoids are a sign of de-hydration, drink lots of spring water during the day, and have a glass of water with your meals, or a herbal tea like fennel (very good for the digestion). Also, make sure you include fiber in your diet – including raw vegetables. A vitamin and mineral supplement once a day wouldn’t go amiss either. Also very important is moderate exercise such as walking, or jumping gently on a trampoline.

In terms of Jin Shin Jyutsu holds there is one hold that works like a gem to clear hemorrhoids. You simply hold the outside of your knees (Safety Energy Lock 8 eight) see the photo. Take your left hand and curl your fingers under the ligament that is on the outside/back of the knee so that your fingers fall on the back of the knee, but not quite in the middle. At the same time, curl your right hand/fingers under the right knee. You can fall asleep on your side doing this hold, or sit in a chair.

Other, older posts on this Jin Shin Jytusu Blog to look at:
Bladder flow
Main Central Source of Life
The Importance of the Trinity Flows

Q&A: Jin Shin Jyutsu Left and Right Hands

Question: I have wondered about right and left handedness. Does the pulse checking change and do the flows change (as far as which hand goes where) because of the lefthandedness?? RM

Answer: An interesting question. As far as my understanding goes, the energy pathways, when unblocked, are the same in every body. So no, the pulse checking is about listening, as are the flows – and righthandedness or lefthandedness does not influence the way that Jiro Murai and Mary Burmeister outlined the myriad flows for us. They chose the most efficient sequence (flow) to open up each Safety Energy Lock. Whether you are right or left handed does not affect how the energy flows through your hands. However, because you are lefthanded, you might be more intuitive with your right hand. But that is a subtlety to work on. I hope this answers your question. – Astrid

Q&A: Jin Shin Jyutsu for Colitis Ulcerosa

Question: Can Jin Shin Jyutsu help with Colitis Ulcerosa?

Answer: Yes, Jin Shin Jyutsu is a great way to calm any digestive disorder or discomfort. Below are links to different self-help exercises. I have also read some studies showing that Homeopathic medicine (in particular Spagiric Homeopathy) in combination with BioResonance treatments (which could be Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments) have successfully helped Colitis Ulcerosa. I suggest looking for a homeopath and jin shin jyutsu practitioner in your local area for major benefits.


What is Colitis Ulcerosa or Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammation of the large intestine or colon. In people with ulcerative colitis, ulcers and inflammation of the inner lining of the colon lead to symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. The cause is not known but what happens is that the immune system goes berserk in the intestines (inflammation is an important defence mechanism by the immune system). (see more info on medicinet.com)

THE FOLLOWING EXERCISES CAN HELP ALLEVIATE ANY DIGESTIVE DISORDER, PAIN OR DISCOMFORT – however, if you feel uncomfortable during these exercises discontinue doing them for a while, then try again for a few minutes each time. Experiment and listen to what your body is telling you!

Do these two exercises as often as possible:

To clear the front (especially during a flare up) place the left hand over the right shoulder (SEL 11) and the right hand on the sitting-bone (buttock SEL 25) with palm up. Reverse hands for the left side. This exercise is to help the descending energy down the front of the body.

To clear the back, place the left hand over the right shoulder (SEL 11) and the right hand on the groin (SEL 15). Reverse hands for the left side. This hold also helps boost OR CALM the immune system.
This exercise is to help the ascending energy up the back of the body.

See the link to the chart of the 26 Safety Energy Locks

The first two steps of self-help stomach flow (right energy pattern): Place your left fingers on the right cheekbone (SEL 21) and your right fingers on the right center of collar bone (SEL 22) . After a few minutes, move right hand to left base of rib cage (SEL 14). Reverse the hands for the left energy pattern.

Links to other useful self-help exercises:
Main Central Source of Life (especially positions L5, L6 and L7)
The Spleen Flow (for energy, calm, healthy immune system and digestion). Also hold your fingers

As Mary Burmeister used to say: ‘There are no ‘shoulds’ or ‘have tos’. Simply hold each position in your most comfortable way. The art of LIVING is simple and you are the ‘artist’.

Q&A: Jin Shin Jyutsu How To – The Pulse

Question: How does a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner choose which FLOW to use for the treatment?
Answer: Before the treatment, the JSJ practitioner listens to the PULSE. The pulse has all the information about the needs at that moment of the person receiving the treatment.

Question: How does one listen to the pulse?

Answer: The Jin Shin Jyutsu 5-day basic seminars include ‘how to listen to the pulses’. Mary explains the procedure in Text 2. The key is to LISTEN. The ART is to UNDERSTAND. There are many different tones, textures and rhythms in the pulse – learning to understand their meaning leads to mastering the ART of Jin Shin Jyutsu.