Question: I am having trouble with my right leg. It goes numb and tingles. It starts from my toes now its all the way up to my leg. This only happens when I sit down on my bed. Awaiting your response. This is a great concern of mine. I would be very grateful if you can help me.
Answer: Numbness in the feet – yes, i sometimes have that too when I’ve been sitting too long at the computer!
Reflexology would be a wonderful way to release the tension, not only in the feet but also in the rest of the body, or you might want to have a session with an Osteopath or a Mctimoney Chiropractor to release the tension, which I think might be coming from the sacrum or the lower back…
However, in terms of JSJ holds, there are a couple of things you can do.
To help the feet, with left hand, hold right little toe, while you place your right fingers on the outside of the right heel just below the ankle bone. This is the the energy site number 16. Reverse the hands for the other side.
Another helpful Jin Shin Jyutsu hold for the feet is: hold right 16 with left fingers, and place right hand/fingers on the outside of the right calf muscle on the bone about 2 inches down from the knee – hold until you feel a pulse then hold until the pulse settles down, then hold again for a while (at least 20 minutes)
Also do Main Central Exercise every day if you can; especially the last position where you hold the pubic bone and the coccyx
Question: Hi Astrid – We have the book of Alice Burmeister ‘The Touch of Healing’. We also attended an introduction morning for JSJ. My wife has a particular problem with her esophagus, sometimes her food just does not go down. She has to lay down on the floor for some time to get things back to normal. Is there any flow and/or SEL that you can recommend to ease this problem? – from NZ
Answer: In a situation like this – ACUTE situation that is, I would immediately go for the EMERGENCY hold (choking, breathing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, sudden malaise) which is to place the hands on the inside of the knees (SEL 1). Can be with arms crossed or not – I personally like crossing my arms. The ones are to be used in this kind of emergency because they MOVE THE ENERGY DOWN. Also helpful for this situation is to cross the arms and place the hands on the upper arms (SEL high 19s). This also opens up the energy sites on the back (9 and 10) and clears the chest area, as well as helping the digestive system. And finally, another helpful energy site is on the neck. Place the right hand on the right side of the neck next to the spine and the left hand on the left side of the neck next to the spine (SEL 12) – I had something stuck in my throat the other day and I found that it worked a treat!
For longterm ‘work’ on this ‘project’, there are many possible flows, but I would suggest The Jin Shin Jyutsu Trinity exercises, see these older posts on my blog for The Trinity Flows: Main Central, Left and Right Supervisors and Mediator (Crossing Energies)
What are Safety Energy Locks?
These are 26 ‘energy sites’ located on the right side of the body, and 26 located in the same places on the left side of the body.
Why are there 26 Safety Energy Locks?
Each number, from 1 to 26 came into the universe with a definite individual meaning and purpose. So 26 means COMPLETE.
Those who are into numerology and the meaning of numbers take note: This Easter Sunday is the 23rd of March (3) – 23+3= 26. It is a COMPLETE day. Not only that: if you add the year to this date, then it adds up to 36. In Jin Shin Jyutsu Mary talked about the 36 breaths: ‘Breathe in to inhale new energy, Breathe out to release dirt, dust, grease and grime.’
Mary used to say:
‘All my miseries are simply- I am ignorant of MYSELF.’
‘Jin Shin Jyutsu employs 26 ‘Safety Energy Locks’ (or energy sites as I sometimes call them), 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 disharmonise the complete path of the energy flow.’
‘Holding these energy locks in combination can bring balance to the whole being.’ Holding these energy sites in a combination of special sequences is what is termed a ‘Flow’.
‘Learning Jin Shin Jyutsu engages one in self study, self help. Through the process of ‘Now Know MYSELF’ we learn to recognise the wisdom of the body, to interpret the messages provided and to utilise them to restore balance.’ – Mary Burmeister