People are increasingly embracing alternative medicines and ancient healing techniques as a way to combat stress and anxiety in our daily lives. Furthermore, they are being used in conjunction with modern medicine for a more holistic approach to healing our bodies. One example of this is an ancient acupressure technique called Jin Shin Jyutsu. It’s a kind of acupressure (similar to reflexology or shiatsu) that applies pressure to the fingers to restore balance and energy to the body.
With Jin Shin Jyutsu, each finger corresponds to a pathway and group of organs in the body. For example:
The Thumb = worry, depression and anxiety and is tied to the spleen and stomach. Physical symptoms can include: nervousness, headaches, skin problems and stomach aches
The Index finger = mental confusion, fear and frustration and is tied to the bladder and kidneys. Physical symptoms can include digestive problems, addictions of any kind, gum issues, toothaches, muscle and back aches, and wrist, elbow, upper arm discomfort.
The Middle Finger = irritability, anger, indecisiveness and is tied to the gallbladder and liver. Symptoms can include frontal headaches, migraines, fatigue, eye vision problems, menstrual problems, circulation problems.
The Ring Finger = grief, fear, sadness, negativity. This finger is connected to the large intestine and lungs. Physical symptoms may include deep skin conditions, asthma, ringing in the ears, digestive problems.
The Small Finger = low self esteem, judgemental, nervousness, insecurity. It is connected to the small intestine and heart. Physical symptoms may include bone and nerve problems, bloating, sore throat, heart conditions, heart conditions, blood pressure.
By holding a pressure point on the finger for 3 to 5 minutes while breathing deeply, practitioners of Jin Shin Jyutsu say it alleviate a series of emotional and physical symptoms. Mea Hutchinson demonstrates the 5 minute exercise in the video below.
Jin Shin Jyutsu has also been used for helping patients with cancer, as the doctors and patients at the UK Markey Cancer Center describe on their website.
It’s fascinating that such an ancient knowledge is still benefiting people today and that modern medicine is catching on to the benefits of alternative treatments!
Be sure to share this intriguing touch therapy with your friends who are interested in health and wellness.