Acupressure – Jin Shin Jyutsu
The ancient Chinese developed a healing modality over 5,000 years ago for stimulating the energy, also referred to as life force chi (pronounced chee) that runs through the invisible “meridian” lines in our physical bodies. Over 300 of these stimulation points are found at various locations along these meridians that are traditionally referred to by the meridian they are located on. Each point also has a specific number. The energy that flows through these lines governs the operation of the vital internal organs and endocrine system etc.
In a healthy person the ancient Chinese believed that the energy/chi, flows unobstructed through these meridians. Should the flow of energy become blocked, an illness may result relating to the area of the block. Stimulation of the blocked meridian at specific pressure points releases the blockage, improving the flow of energy, and hence helps to clear the physical ailment.
Stimulation of the pressure points appears to release endorphins, a feel-good, natural painkiller. Once pain free, feelings of happiness and relaxation follow and the body is able to resume its normal functioning with the free flow of life force energy.
It’s our natural inclination to rub or hold any area of our body that is in pain or discomfort…we are instinctively trying to release the blocked energy. So in essence, understanding where to apply the pressure correctly is an extension of our own inner “knowing” of how to heal ourselves.
What the ancient Chinese have known for so long is a relatively new way of creating good health in the West. A derivative of this technique developed by Master Jiro Murai, a Japanese healer and philosopher who taught Alice Burmeister, has become popular and easy to learn. This technique is called JIN SHIN JYUTSU ® - translated this means "The Art of the Creator through Compassionate Man"…..how beautiful is that?!
Jin Shin Jyutsu ® is a self-help method of clearing energy blocks focussing on 26 pressure points, referred to as Energy Locks (see image above), along the meridians. The technique can also be applied to other people. The basics can be self-taught with the training manuals developed by Alice Burmeister & Tom Monte, but a more in-depth understanding requires formal training.
Jin Shin is described in the foreward of the manual by Alice’s daughter, Mary Burmeister, as a “philosophy, a psychology and a physiology” and “complicatedly simple”.
Having worked with Jin Shin myself for about eight years now, I can attest to its wonderfully intricate healing potential and yet deceptively simple application technique.
Simply put, you just apply a little pressure with your finger tips to certain points on the body to relieve physical symptoms/pain. Applying light pressure till you feel the pulse, or flow of energy normalising, you unblock whatever is the root cause of the ailment. Incidentally the physical symptom may be far away in the body from the point you are stimulating, but will be located on the same meridian.
I have had success with ailments such as: wrist pain, migraine, neck aches, blocked sinus and earache, sciatic nerve pain, restless leg syndrome. It is also very useful for releasing blocked emotions – like worry, anger, despondency, fear.
Jin Shin can be used daily as a positive, uplifting energy booster – encouraging the free flow of energy in your body.
The list of ailments that acupressure, acupuncture and Jin Shin Jyutsu® can help clear is endless, and may be used on our animal friends as well as human animals, below is a short list to give you an idea of how effective this proven healing modality is.
Acupressure Can Help Alleviate:
Appetite & weight balance
Arthritis & Joint pain
Backache & Sciatica
Cramps, Bleeding, Bloating, Menstrual tension
Colds & Flu
Ears & Eyes & Sinus ailments
Headaches & neck & shoulder muscle tension
Labour & Delivery, Nursing mothers
Pinched nerves due to tension
Skin problems – acne, rashes
Wrist pain – Carpel tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain injury RSI)
I often combine Reiki and Jin Shin when channelling healing energy, for myself or others, and find the combination works beautifully. Once you become accustomed to the feel of energy moving in and around your body, you will quickly notice the improvement and feeling of well-being during and following a treatment. Pain and discomfort disappears almost immediately. For me as a full time computer keyboard user, one of the most helpful things I’ve learned was how to relieve the pain in my wrists associated with carpel tunnel syndrome or RSI (repetitive strain injury).
To find out more about this wonderful technique, go to the official website: http://www.jinshinjyutsu.com/
SELF HELP TIPS: (caution - these tips are not intended to replace medical care)
To help control appetite urges and to assist with natural weight loss, press the acupressure point between your nose and upper lip with your finger tip for a few minutes (see "dot" on image to the left).
Anxiety & Stress
To relieve symptoms of anxiety or stress, firmly press the acupressure point on the underside of the wrist on the crease line with the tip of your thumb, until you feel calmer (see image on the left).
You can use this to help other people as well. It is very useful if someone has had a shock, suffering an anxiety attack, or is feeling very stressed.
To relieve the discomfort of a headache, pinch the acupressure point between your index finger and thumb till you feel the pain decreasing (see image on left).
Mild Nausea and Wrist Pain
To alleviate symptoms of mild nausea, apply light pressure for a few minutes to the acupressure point located on the inside of your wrist, approximately three fingers width above the crease between the joint of your hand and arm (see image on left).
This pressure point may also be used to decrease wrist, hand, or finger pain as well as repetitive strain injury (RSI), resulting from prolonged typing.
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