Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient form of a Japanese healing method that helps in balancing the emotions by stimulation of specific points on the hands. After falling into relative obscurity it has been rediscovered in the early 1900, and brought back to life by Master Jiro Murai. He started using it to treat an illness which the doctors diagnosed as terminal. After winning the battle, he dedicated his life to research of this technique.
Just take the finger associated with the organ you need to act on, hold it with the other hand wrapping the fingers around it and press it for several minutes(3-5 minute). During that time, you should breathe evenly and deeply. Concentrate on the inhales and exhales. Massaging each finger of the hand, you can achieve general harmonization of your body, and will also unblock the energy which got stuck along the pathways, i.e. the affected organs.
Today it stands as an equal partner among the ranks of alternative medicine. It involves simple acupressure of both hands, often referred to as ‘jumper cables’, and works with a set of 26 points called Safety Energy Locks (SEL). It relies on the principle that each of the fingers is associated with certain set of organs, or certain set of emotion. Jin Shin Jyutsu balances the energy in our body improving its physical and emotional health, by holding and pressing the fingers.
List of organs and emotions associated with your fingers:
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Organs: stomach and spleen.
Emotions: anxiety, depression and worry.
Physical symptoms: abdominal pain, skin problems, headaches, nervousness.
Holding the thumb helps in surprising the feeling of worry. It is also useful if feeling bellyache or nausea, while holding the left thumb can help open the right sinus.
Index finger (Forefinger)
Organs: kidneys and bladder.
Emotions: disappointment, fear and confusion.
Physical symptoms: muscle aches, backache, toothache, problems with the digestive system.
Holding the index finger will help erase disappointment, fear and confusion. Holding the left index finger can help the left shoulder.
Organs: liver and gall-bag.
Emotions: indecision, anger, irritability.
Physical symptoms: problems with blood circulation, menstrual pain, vision problems, fatigue, frontal headache, migraine.
Holding the middle finger helps when we have to deal with anger or frustration. Holding it also leads to general harmonization. Holding the middle finger helps the eyes.
Organs: lungs and colon.
Emotions: negativity, sadness, fear of rejection, grief.
Physical symptoms: ringing in the ears, respiratory problems, asthma, skin diseases, problems with digestion.
Holding the ring finger helps if you are overwhelmed by grief, sadness, fear of rejection. Also, holding it can be a really effective way to helping your breathing. Holding the right ring finger can help the right hip area.
Organs: heart and small intestine.
Emotions: care, anxiety, nervousness, lack of self-esteem.
Physical symptoms: heart disease, sore throat, stomach bloating, problems with bones.
Holding the little finger helps when feeling nervous, or we need to boost our self-esteem. It also helps digestion and the heart.
Parts of this article are inaccurate and therefore misleading and a disservice to the art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ). JSJ does not teach to apply any amount of pressure. To the contrary, it is advised that a light touch is often the most effective. Neither does JSJ teach to massage in any form or manner. The application of JSJ is simply gentle touch. While the breath is an important ingredient of our energetic body, focusing on it is not a requirement in practice of the art. It may allow a person to be more in tune with their body and the subtle changes taking place, but those changes will occur regardless.