Jin Shin Jyutsu: A Japanese Art of Maintaining Mental Balance Using Hands

Jin Shin Jyutsu

Jin Shin JyutsuIn the past few years, people have started living a highly unhealthy lifestyle. Too much stress, tension and worries have given birth to a number of diseases which are badly affecting our health. It is important that we try to find out ways that would help us in leading a healthy lifestyle. There is a growing interest in alternative treatments. One such treatment is Jin Shin Jyutsu. By practicing it one can get relief from tension and various diseases simply by using one’s hands.

What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?

Jin Shin Jyutsu originated in Japan. However, over the past few years this treatment has gained prominence in India. It is basically an ancient art of balancing the life energy within the body. It is a beautiful art where we use a proper co-ordination of the hands, to get the required results. This ancient healing practice was rediscovered and popularised by a Japanese healer and philosopher, Master Jiro Murai, in the early 20th century. At the age of 26, he was diagnosed by an incurable and terminal disease. He cured himself of the disease by using ‘hand mudras’ and devoted the rest of his life to extensive research on this ancient practice.

Some Benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu

  • Better clarity of thought and increased energy.
  • Gives relief from normal aches, pains in the body, and migraines, and also pains from chronic illnesses.
  • Healthy immune system.
  • Better sleep.
  • Broken bones healed more quickly.
  • Reduces depression.
  • Speeds up the healing time among others.

How Does Jin Shin Jyutsu Work?

Experts say that Shin Jyutsu regenerates all our energy functions in the body. According to this treatment, each finger is associated with an attitude like worry, fear, anxiety, grief, and depression, which are the core of all problems. By this practice, the person’s mental, physical and spiritual balance is restored.

Self Help in Jin Shin Jyutsu

You need not visit a professional healer to get a hand massage through Jin Shin Jyutsu. In fact, you can practice this on your own at your house. There are many books available on this art. You can also follow self-practice sessions on YouTube. Some easy ways in which you can use this technique are as follows:

Worried: If you are worried, hold your thumb. This also helps in solving problems like insomnia, headache, digestion and stress.

Fear: If you are in fear, hold your index finger. This exercise also helps in solving problems related to teeth and gums, backaches, constipation, shyness and muscle tension.

Angry: If you are angry, hold your middle finger. This also helps in regulating blood pressure, and other problems like fatigue, irritability, liver and gallbladder issues.

Sad: If you are sad, hold your ring finger. It also helps in tinnitus, respiratory functions, improving skin conditions, lung and large intestine energy.

Insecure: If you are insecure or overwhelmed, hold your little finger. This also helps in improving heart conditions, bloating, depression and nervousness.

How Long Do You Need to Hold a Finger?

First hold lightly a finger of your left hand then perform the exercise on the same finger of your right hand. Hold the finger until you feel a pulse arrive into it. However, if your finger is pulsing strongly then you should hold the finger until the pulse calms down. However, if you have sufficient time, then you can do the same for all the ten fingers. Hold each finger for two or more breaths. This is a great way to relax and can be done at any time of the day.

Some Helpful Tips:

  • It is a good practice to hold the fingers before going to sleep. This will help you to have a proper sleep.
  • You should develop the habit of practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu daily. Initially, do it before going to sleep.
  • If you are very angry just hold your middle finger and see how gradually your anger subsides.
  • If you are feeling very tired, place your fingers on the centre of the palm for a few minutes and you would feel energetic. This should be done on both sides of the palm. This also helps in overcoming depression.

It has been rightly said that “health is in your hands”. You can start practicing this healing technique and see a positive change. This is a simple practice…nothing to worry about. No side effects. No medicines. And it has wonderful benefits.

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