Natural Pain Relief Using the Hands with Jin Shin Jyutsu

Natural Pain Relief Using Hands Jin Shin Jyutsu
The title of this post might sound rather far fetched to some, especially If you are new to the Universal Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. But I, and thousands of people around the world can testify that using your hands on your body in certain ways can, and does bring Natural Pain Relief.

In fact, there is a special energy function that we learn about in the Jin Shin Jyutsu classes for Pain Relief. It is one hold, very simple and very effective.

Helps the Deep Energies in the Body

The Pain Relief hold helps the deep energies in the body, so it helps to revitalize and move everything on every level.

I remember giving a client with cancer her weekly JSJ treatment. I spent the whole hour just doing the pain relief hold. The results were surprising.

She went into a very deep state of relaxation and PEACE. It was very obvious that she was completely at peace, and she looked very beautiful in that state.

As an Anaesthetic

I have also, much to my surprise used this Pain Relief hold as an anaesthetic. As I waited for the dentist to see me, I did this hold (for about 20 minutes). Then, when I was in the chair, the dentist brought out an enormous needle. I looked at him and said: “What are you planning to do with THAT?” He said: “You’re going to need an anaesthetic for this procedure.”

No Pain or Discomfort 

Much to HIS surprise, I refused the anaesthetic, but he accepted my choice. While he was working on my mouth, I held my INDEX finger (Index finger helps the teeth). Throughout, I did not feel any pain or discomfort. In fact, I didn’t feel any discomfort at all. It was a few hours later that my mouth started throbbing a bit when the effect of my Natural Pain Relief hold wore off.  It was just as if I had had an anaesthetic.

NOTE: I highly recommend that you follow your dentist’s advice during dental procedures. The story above is only to illustrate what this hold can do if applied, but I take no responsibility for guaranteeing its effects or outcome. You have to be your own testimony to see what works and what doesn’t. 

So here is the Natural Pain Relief hold again for you to use with ‘humility and awe’.

The Pain Relief Exercise

Place the right hand on the inside of your left heel (under the ankle bone). Place the left hand on the outside of the left heel (under the ankle bone). For the other side, place the right hand (again) on the inside of the right heel (under the ankle bone). Place the left hand (again) on the outside of the left heel (under the ankle bone).

I have also used this hold in acute situations, for instance, when someone just came out of surgery. My experience in that particular situation showed me that it acted like a shot of morphine.

But remember, as Mary Burmeister used to say: ‘Be your own testimony’

I would say to you: “Experiment with this Natural Pain Relief hold and let me know if it works for you!”

See also: Jin Shin Jyutsu Finger Method

About The Author


I started my journey in complementary therapies in 1997 after a successful career in advertising. I began by studying the physical body and received my Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy from the Tisserand Institute (TIDHA) in London in 1999. Around that time, I had a very interesting experience and became fascinated with the energy in the body. I explored various modalities like Reiki, Spiritual Healing, Shamanism and the like, but felt that I was missing something. Then I discovered the Universal Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a hands-on therapy that can be applied by a trained practitioner and also learnt as self help. I suffered from migraines and was amazed that with some simple self help exercises I was able to manage the headaches and then clear them. I became a fully trained Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner in 2000 and have been teaching the self help classes since 2001. Over the years I have attended Jin Shin Jyutsu seminars and advanced classes presented by the original instructors that Mary Burmeister herself taught. I live in Wiltshire, England where I offer treatments, talks and self help classes. My role is simply to introduce the awareness of this gentle, yet dynamic Universal Art which is available to each and every one of us to use for our health, wellbeing and longevity.