Monday, 11 January 2016

Jin Shin Jyutsu

Today I would like to share with you an ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) a simple acupressure technique to harmonise our emotions and nourish our body by holding each of our fingers in sequence.


Its mostly our emotions which cause a lot of stress and eventually affect our physical health.
JSJ stimulates the meridians of the hand to relieve pain, relax muscle tension and thus release the cause of acute and chronic conditions.


You just need to hold the appropriate finger until you experience a shift and this can be done whether you are talking, listening, watching, moving, or sitting quietly.
There is added benefit in simply holding the fingers without distractions though.


1. For complete relaxation begin with the right thumb.
2. You need to wrap left hand around the thumb of your right hand.
3. Once you feel a pulse or two minutes have passed, reverse and enclose the opposite thumb with your other hand.
4. Gradually, work your way through all five fingers.
5. If you don’t have time for all 10 fingers, hold the finger which corresponds to the emotion which feels most tense as shown in this image

Each finger consists of map of reflexes in the nerve endings, which affect a meridian or course of energetic flow chart. Thus, these nerve endings or meridian refers to different organs of the body to which they are connected. The finger which is held is correlated to that part or organ of the body, which is to be cured or the emotion which is to be calmed.



If there is any problem in the stomach or spleen i.e. stomach pain, so the thumb is held for 3-5 minutes and deep breathe is taken. As by doing this therapy, the meridian of thumb is affected and help to relieve the pain related to stomach.

Other symptoms which can be treated by holding the thumb are the headaches, mainly caused by depression, stress and worry. Some of the other problems like anxiety i.e. restlessness, nervousness and also skin problems can be cured by this thumb therapy.


The energy meridians along the index finger can be stimulated in order to enhance, improve or cure the functioning of kidney and bladder. The attitudes like fear, frustration & mental confusion are treated by this therapy, holding the index finger. Digestive problems one of the common problem that occurs in many of the people especially children, can also be treated by the index finger therapy.

Now a day’s tooth ache and gum issues are becoming very common, such type of diseases are cured by this simple method of therapy. Treatment of other physical symptoms like upper arm discomfort or back pain can be treated by this.


The meridian of the middle finger is also known as the heart constrictor, i.e. treats circulation problems. This energy meridian is used to help relieve migraine, frontal headaches.  It is used for treatment of organs like liver and gallbladder. The eyesight problems that are increasing day by day can be lessened by this therapy. Menstrual problems in women that occur due to hormonal abnormalities can be cured by this therapy.


The ring finger contains points related to triple burner or triple heater. The triple burner consists of three level of burning sensation at the abdominal cavity. The upper burner is above the diaphragm and includes lungs and heart. The middle burner is area above naval and includes the stomach and spleen. The lower burner consists of waste disposal and includes kidneys, liver and also the urinary tract. So this triple burner can be cured by this method. These triple burners usually occur due to digestive problem.

The respiratory issues like asthma can be treated by this therapy. The attitudes like fear, negativity sadness and grief are also controlled by this.


The little finger also known as pinky, controls the small intestine and heart meridian. It helps to control the blood pressure and many heart conditions. The sore throat can also be treated by this method. It helps to improve the attitudes like nervousness, dullness or insecurity etc. This therapy is also involved in controlling the nerve problems and problems related to abdomen like bloating.

Now the simplest idea about emotions is that they are time bound.
We can never be angry for something which has not yet happened and nor can we fear something which has already happened.

So applying the same logic to JSJ we can understand that holding the thumb (worry) and index finger (fear) can help us calm our emotions towards an unpredictable future. And holding the middle finger ( anger) and ring finger (sadness) can help us make peace with our past , Last but not the least the little finger can help us calm down with our effort of trying too hard in the present.

Thus learning simple, self-help practices empowers us to participate in our own healing, restoring health and maintaining wellness. 

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