The thumb and the fingers form the foundation of Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help.
Just by holding the thumb and the fingers every day one at a time for a few minutes, is a good way to regenerate all our 144,000 energy functions.
Moreover, the effects over time are cumulative, so the more you hold your fingers, the quicker you’ll notice the benefit.
Each thumb and finger is related to an emotion or as we call them in Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ATTITUDE. There are five atttitudes that form the basis, the starting point as it were, of every dis-ease and disharmony:
Worry, Fear (that’s the biggest one at the moment!), Anger, Grief and Pretense (trying to, or ‘efforting’ – the one to hold for the Heart). The hold for Depression and Fatigue is the center of the palm.
Simply hold a finger for a few minutes, or when you’re watching television, waiting for a bus or whatever, to harmonise each attitude. As I always tell people whom I introduce to this Art: ‘You need never be bored again!’
See the links to these older posts for the finger holds:
Self Help for Worry (and insomnia)
Self Help for Anxiety (and Fear and Panic)
Self Help for Anger (and High or Low Blood Pressure)
Self Help for Grief (and breathing)
Self Help for Heart (and discomforts)
Self Help for Depression (and Fatigue)