In my practice, I often get asked about Jin Shin Jyutsu: “How long does it take to heal?”
First of all, Jin Shin Jyutsu is an innate wisdom available to each one of us.
I now know that ‘MY health, happiness and longevity lies in knowing where to place my hands on my body.’ This universal art called Jin Shin Jyutsu shows us how, and opens up a whole world of Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF.
After 20 years, I am more than ever in awe of the gentle harmonising power of this Art. I have myself experienced rapid relief from pain and discomfort, and have been empowered by the fact that I AM the one in charge of Helping MYSELF.
How long does it take to heal?
So coming back to how long does it take to heal? Well, everyone is different of course with a particular set of circumstances. But because this Art harmonises on all levels – the physical, mental, emotional and yes, spiritual – it is truly dynamic. Even very old issues and traumas can be released and harmonised.
Let’s have a look at a few factors that can help answer this question.
Having a JSJ session and practising self help
Imagine that the body is like a house that hasn’t been cleaned or maintained for a long time. It probably looks pretty neglected.
You might need to call in a few specialists to start with: a plumber, electrician, painters and decorators, as well as a team of cleaners. Equally, this is where Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions with an experienced practitioner can help speed up the process of cleaning and repairing the body. At this stage, it might take a bit of time and effort to do this.
Once the house has been cleaned and restored to its previous glory, it is easier to maintain by cleaning a little every day. In the same way with the body, this is where the general self help exercises are so important and useful.
Now, if an accident happens and someone spills a glass of red wine on the carpet, then some effort will have to be made to clean that up. Same with the body. There might be an upset or an accident which can then be corrected by a visit to a practitioner and/or some specific self help.
For me, Jin Shin Jyutsu is like cleaning your house. When you hold a finger, have a treatment, or apply a self help hold by placing the hands on energy sites called Safety Energy Locks, you help speed up the cleaning and healing process.
The good news is that the effect is cumulative – so the more you clean the easier it is to clean!
Acute conditions flare up suddenly like for instance, appendicitis or a broken leg.
One of my favourite stories happened to one of the Jin Shin Jyutsu instructors. He went into hospital with an acute pain in his right side; was told he had appendicitis and that he would have to be operated on. He decided to ‘wait a bit’, went home and practised this exercise to clear the front of the body. He placed his left hand over his right shoulder (SEL 11) and his right hand palm up on his right sitting bone (SEL 25).
Within 20 minutes, he explained that ‘something went pop’, the pain dissipated, then stopped, and that was the end of that. I believe he still has his appendix!
Note: I don’t suggest you do this if you are new to Jin Shin Jyutsu. Do get yourself to hospital. In the meantime, of course, if you can, practise the above exercise.
In the case of a broken leg, hospital is the only place to have it taken care of. Healing and recovery can, however, be sped up with Jin Shin Jyutsu.
Chronic, longterm conditions
Chronic conditions are more challenging in many respects because of various factors over a long(er) period of time.
There could be genetic, emotional and physical issues and traumas present that would need to be worked on. However, it is not impossible to change things. I have even heard a story of a child born with Down’s Syndrome. When worked on by the parents every day, they showed no signs of DS by the time they were in their teens. Change the energy, change the physical. But it takes time, dedication, awareness and patience – in many cases, lots of patience.
In another case, I worked on someone living with cancer every week for years. Yes, her quality of life improved. No, her cancer did not go away. However, in the end when she left her body, she was ready to go and she was at peace. It was a very beautiful process and I realised that her healing had taken place in a different way.
By no means a definitive answer
I have looked at a few factors that could help answer the question of “How long does it take to heal?” but by no means is this article definitive! I welcome a further discussion, as well as your views, questions, comments and feedback. For that you can get in touch via contact me.
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