Balance acidity in the body with Jin Shin Jyutsu

A Jin Shin Jyutsu hold to balance acidity

There are many reasons why acids can build up in the body. Normally, we need a pH (potential of hydrogen) balance of between 7.35 and 7.45 to function optimally, with 0 being very acidic and 14 being very alkaline. Changing the diet can be beneficial, but there is also a Jin Shin Jyutsu hold that can help balance acidity in the body.

Watch the video where I show you the self help hold

How does the body maintain its pH balance?

Maintaining a proper pH balance is largely due to the kidneys and the lungs. The kidneys remove surplus acids through the urine and the lungs balance the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood. Therefore, it is important for the kidneys and the lungs to be in good working order!

Can changing the diet help?

Studies have shown that what you eat can change the pH of your urine, but usually doesn’t really change the pH of your blood much. In fact, high levels of acid in the blood can mean that there’s a health problem like uncontrolled diabetes, lung disease, or kidney issues.

However, eating fewer acidic foods can lower the amount of acid the body makes from food. Lowering this acid can help keep kidneys healthy and can be important because diets that include high amounts of especially the following foods and drinks can make acid levels worse:

  • Sugar
  • High fat foods
  • Processed foods
  • Foods with high salt
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Alcohol

Instead, eat more fruits, non starchy vegetables, as well as nuts and seeds to help alkalise the body.

Jin Shin Jyutsu exercise for acidity

This simple self help hold is not only great to help balance acidity in the body, it also helps with heart palpitations, rapid pulsation and breast discomforts. It can also help the teeth, and if one perspires when asleep. I know people who do this exercise to fall asleep as well!

Right side (shown below)
Place left hand over right shoulder at SEL 11 and
fold right fingers onto right base of thumb at SEL 18

Balance acidity in the body with Jin Shin Jyutsu

Left side
Place right hand over left shoulder at SEL 11 and
fold left fingers onto left base of thumb at SEL 18

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