Jin Shin Jyutsu self help for insomnia

Can’t fall asleep?

During periods of stress, I sometimes find it hard to fall asleep.

My mind starts WORRYING about lots of things. So when I have to get up in the morning, my mind feels fuzzy, my body feels heavy and I just have no enthusiasm for the day ahead.

Luckily, when I can’t sleep because I’m WORRYING, I simply hold my THUMB.

If you suffer from insomnia, hold your left or right THUMB for a few minutes. Do it whenever you have your hands free during the day, and when you lie in bed at night. You can also use this hold to fall asleep again if you wake up in the middle of the night.

Have a power nap, or two

There is now also scientific evidence that having a nap of 15 to 90 minutes a day is really good for you and your brain. So you can add much power to your nap at any time of the day just by sitting quietly, closing your eyes, and holding your thumb. You’ll feel more productive, refreshed and ready to go again! (especially good if you feel a bit sleepy after lunch…).

As simple as…

It’s as simple as holding one of your thumbs (doesn’t matter which one).

Just wrap your right hand around your left thumb and the soft pad at the base of the thumb.

JIn Shin Jyutsu Self Help for Insomnia

Apart from INSOMNIA, holding the THUMB also helps the following:

* Digestion
* Headaches (especially the base of the thumb)
* Stress and nerves
* Skin surface
* Stomach and spleen energy
* When have to SIT a lot

Note: Sitting overloads the stomach and spleen energy which results in bloating and heaviness in the abdominal area.

Holding the thumb also helps to
* Ground and calm
* Nurture (especially good for MOTHERS who give, give, give and need to receive a bit of nurturing themselves!)

See also this article where I explain what holding each finger helps:

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