An ancient Japanese healing technique
What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?
Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese healing technique that encourages the body's natural healing process through a combination of deep breathing and touching parts of the body known as 'safety energy locks'.
Although Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient practice, its benefits were only truly discovered in the early 1900s when a Japanese man, named Master Jiro Murai, researched the technique and cured himself of a life-threatening illness. Murai then taught the techniques to others, including Mary Burmeister who took her knowledge of the therapy to the United States in the early 1960s. Since then, Jin Shin Jyutsu has increased in popularity and is now practised around the world.
How does Jin Shin Jyutsu work?
Jin Shin Jyutsu is an energy based healing technique which seeks to bring balance to the body's energies and, in turn, allow the body to administer its own healing capabilities.
There are 26 'safety energy locks' across the body through which our energy pathways run. These are similar to the acupoints used in various alternative medicine techniques, such as acupuncture. When a pathway becomes blocked the energy flow gets disrupted causing problems with the mind, body and spirit.
Energy flows are re-established by holding combinations of the safety energy locks on the body, and thereby enabling the body to begin to heal itself. The therapy is conducted fully clothed and does not require any sort of body manipulation, pressure or massage and can be administered by a trained therapist or as a self-help.
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What can Jin Shin Jyutsu be used for?
Jin Shin Jyutsu is used as a tool to enact healing in the body and for relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind, body and spirit. It can be used to complement other forms of therapy and is said to be useful for aiding healing of specific conditions too.
Is Jin Shin Jyutsu an effective form of therapy? Jin Shin Jyutsu is an alternative medicine and there has been little medical investigation into its effectiveness, therefore it is difficult to say whether or not it is actually an effective form of therapy. However, this is based on an ancient technique and Jin Shin Jyutsu is gaining in popularity around the world which would tend to suggest that there is some efficacy in its healing techniques.
Are there any known side effects with Jin Shin Jyutsu?
There are no known side effects with Jin Shin Jyutsu.
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