|Natural Pain Relief with Jin Shin Jyutsu Hold|
Friday, 24 February 2012
Thursday, 9 February 2012
A virus is smaller than a bacterium and needs a living host to stay alive and reproduce, while bacteria can survive on inanimate objects like door handles and counter tops, which then become contaminated.
Usually the form of treatment for bacterial infections is to prescribe antibiotics (although, the overuse of antibiotics has caused problems because bacteria become resistant to them and then they don't work, but that is another story). Bacteria can gain entry into the body via food and water, cuts and contaminated objects.
A virus usually involves the respiratory system, i.e. entry via nose, mouth and throat. But this is something that not everyone knows - also through the eyes!
The most important way to prevent viral infections or reduce their impact is to ensure that we have a strong and healthy immune system. The immune system is one of the most wonderful systems of our body. Eating a varied, healthy diet, as well as drinking water regularly, is good common sense. Getting enough rest and sleep, and exercising moderately also helps manage stress levels (a 30 minute walk every day if you can is good practice). Laugh a lot as well! Laughter and happiness boost your immune system.
In terms of self help holds, there are several things we can do to stimulate the immune system. Below are three of my favourite exercises:
1. The Immune Boosting Hold: For the right flow, place the left hand over the right shoulder and right hand on right groin. Do for 20 minutes minimum. For the left flow, place the right hand over the left shoulder and left hand on left groin. My experience with this is that if I have a sore throat (beginnings of a cold) and I do this hold I can get rid of the sore throat in minutes and the cold will not materialize! See the immune boosting hold diagram
2. General Revitalising Exercise: This is a very powerful sequence of holds which help stimulate the immune system, helps the digestive system, helps regulate our temperature, regenerates and calms. Do it for at least 20 minutes (every day) and you'll feel like brand new. Known also as the 'Spleen Flow' (the spleen is the biggest lymphatic organ in the body and is very important for the proper functioning of the immune system. To do the left side just change left for right and right for left everywhere, so 'left hand on left inside of heel'
GENERAL ENERGY REVITALISING FLOW
(Right energy pattern)
Place Left hand on base of spine (coccyx)
Place Right hand on right inside of heel
Move Right hand and place on left base of rib cage and hold
Move Left hand and place on right above breast area
Move Left hand and place on left center of collar bone
3. Check out the Main Central Source of Life exercise. Very powerful for helping everything.
And of course, it makes sense that if you don't feel well and symptoms persist that you seek medical advice!
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Just by holding the thumb and the fingers every day one at a time for a few minutes, is a good way to regenerate all our 144,000 energy functions.
Moreover, the effects over time are cumulative, so the more you hold your fingers, the quicker you’ll notice the benefit.
Each thumb and finger is related to an emotion or as we call them in Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ATTITUDE. There are five atttitudes that form the basis, the starting point as it were, of every dis-ease and disharmony:
Worry, Fear (that’s the biggest one at the moment!), Anger, Grief and Pretense (trying to – the one to hold for the Heart). The hold for Depression and Fatigue is the center of the palm.
Simply hold a finger for a few minutes, or when you’re watching television, waiting for a bus or whatever, to harmonise each attitude.
See the links to these older posts:
Self Help for Worry (and insomnia)
Self Help for Anxiety (and Fear and Panic)
Self Help for Anger (and High or Low Blood Pressure)
Self Help for Heart (attack)
Self Help for Depression (and Fatigue)
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Thursday, 27 January 2011
Anxiety and FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) are a big part of our lives. Managing our anxieties and fears goes a long way to managing stress in our lives and in our bodies.
A very simple way to manage anxiety is to hold the index finger. Not only does it calm anxieties and nervousness, but it helps the following:
* Teeth and gums
* Digestion, constipation
* Self criticism, shyness
* Muscle tension
* Kidney and bladder energy
* the stress of standing for many hours
* anything to do with the element of water (colour blue)
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Sunday, 23 January 2011
So holding the index finger can ease the discomfort of a full bladder (too much water) and at the same time lubricate dry eyes (too little water).
The body is very clever at doing these balancing acts given a bit of help. So also with too much, or too little moisture in the hands and feet.
If you suffer from clammy hands and sweaty feet, then hold the index finger (either one) regularly throughout the day. This will also help teary eyes. Let me know if it works for you!
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Friday, 21 January 2011
A stiff neck and shoulder pain are, well, a pain in the neck!
Luckily, we all have an energy pathway that crosses the shoulders and hips, travelling up and down the arms into the middle fingers and also travelling up and down the legs doing kind of a loop de loop all over the body. This energy also goes round the head and around the chest.
This little gem of a Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold does many things:
* eases a stiff neck and shoulder pain
* alleviates pain down the arm, in the elbow, in the hand & fingers
* detoxes the body
* helps protect the body against osteoporosis
* gets rid of aches and pains in the body (also fibromyalgia)
* lubricates the joints (so good for knee pain, elbow pain)
* and even helps with all arthritic projects or ‘problems’
* helps the skeletal structure
* helps the eyes
Place Left hand over Left Shoulder and Right hand on the Left elbow crease. For the other side, place Right hand over Right Shoulder and Left hand on the Right elbow crease.
Do this hold every day for 20 minutes minimum each side and within a short time you’ll definitely notice a difference!
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Monday, 17 January 2011
Diana Cooper, one of my favourite lightworkers, says of this time: ‘Many people are having heart problems right now. Higher vibrations are coming through and our physical bodies are not catching up quickly enough.’
This really does make sense to me on one level. The good news is that Jin Shin Jyutsu helps increase your vibration by working with your energies, and there is much you can do to calm your beating heart:
Hildegard of Bingen is my favourite mystic healer from the 12th century. She was able to ‘see’ (with intuitive vision) the effects of food, drink and more on the body. So here follows some of her advice for the heart:
Gemstone JASPER: It is the pacemaker for the suffering heart, especially in cases of arrythmic episodes, heart pain, fluttering or violent rheumatic attacks. Press the cool jasper firmly over the heart, directly on the skin and take it away after a few minutes when it’s hot. After it cools, put it on again and repeat the process three to five times or as often as necessary.
Hildegard’s Parsley-honeywine heart tonic – helps strengthen and protect the heart: Take 8 to 10 parsley leaves with stems. Boil in one quart of natural red wine or white wine with two tablespoons of wine vinegar for five minutes. Add three quarters cup honey and heat up again for five minutes. Skim off foam, strain and rebottle the wine. It doesn’t matter if you use red or white wine but it should be natural wine without additives. ‘Take one to three tablespoons daily and all gripping, shooting heart pain will disappear’.
Hildegard says: ‘Whoever has heart pain and is weak in the heart should instantly eat enough Galangal and he or she will be well again’. Galangal, a root, is similar in appearance to ginger. Galangal has bioflavonoids, essential oils, and hot tasting ingredients that have spasmolytic and carminative (cleansing) and pain killing properties.
As for Self help holds – there are many for the heart. But let’s start with a few simple ones:
For heart discomforts: Place your right fingers in your left armpit with fingers facing upwards towards your arm. Place the back of your left wrist on your forehead. Reverse hands for the other side.
For heart palpitations: Place your right hand over your left shoulder (like a coat hanger) and place your left fingers on the base of your left thumb (make a loose fist). This is also the hold to balance acidity in the body.
For rapid heart beat and general heart: Hold the little finger. With your right hand, grab your left little finger. Reverse the hands for the other side.
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Monday, 19 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Monday, 1 March 2010
I've had many Jin Shin Jyutsu experiences in the last month or so which I will be sharing with you shortly - I was even asked if I was a doctor while I was helping someone with severe muscle spasms (remember, it's as easy as holding the backs of the knees!).
If I have sent you an email in reply to a question with some exercises, please let me know how you're getting on - Have FUN
Thursday, 3 December 2009
So you go off to the doctor and the doctor recommends pain killers, x-rays, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatments, or whatever. They prod you, they jump on you, they x-ray you, they have NO idea what is causing this pain.
Okay. So have you ever heard of Piriformis Syndrome? The piriformis is a relatively small muscle in the buttock that can cause HAVOC. When I studied Anatomy and Physiology as part of my Aromatherapy course, the first thing that our professor told us about when we covered the back was this muscle: the piriformis. It's such a beautiful name, but boy, when it is not happy it really is NOT happy.
This comes from www.spine-health.com:
'The piriformis is a muscle located deep in the hip that runs in close proximity to the sciatic nerve. Piriformis syndrome is used to describe when the piriformis muscle becomes tight and/or inflamed; which may cause irritation of the sciatic nerve. This irritation leads to sciatica-like pain, tingling and numbness that run from the lower back, to the rear and sometimes down the leg and into the foot.'
So what is the cure? Stretching exercises (there are internet sites that will give you some exercises but anything to stretch out the leg and buttock will help alleviate the symptoms). Rest is actually not the best thing - exercise and movement will help.
In terms of Jin Shin Jyutsu holds. I find that holding the 'hot spot' pain areas with one hand and holding the outside of the ankle with the other hand helps to 'melt' the pain. Might take a bit of time but keep at it, and it will eventually ease. Along with the stretching exercises, you should feel the pain and discomfort easing within 24 hours....
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Someone wrote me recently telling me about the miraculous effect of the 'Pain Hold':
'....Because of the blocked veins she now has a deep wound in the right big toe. The nurse had been poking around in it because some bone is exposed. My friend was in great pain, and I applied the hold on the heel. After a while when we were talking her face lit up. 'It is gone she wispered. The pain is gone!'
What a great story - Here is a link to an older post about Self Help for Pain Relief
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Answer: The more you hold your fingers the more of a cumulative 'cleaning' and regenerative effect there is. Hold your thumb or fingers whenever your hands are free - while watching a movie, while waiting for a bus etc. For instance, you will definitely notice the effects of holding a finger or one of your thumbs for an hour if you close your eyes and sit or lie quietly.... I like to do this with the thumb - it becomes quite a powerful meditation.
Or you could hold each finger for five minutes each - that's 50 minutes - what you could do is put on a chill out cd and change the finger when the track changes, then you don't have to watch the clock. If you feel particularly relaxed or fall asleep, don't worry! It just means that your body is going through a deep harmonisation - there are no 'shoulds' - Just go with the flow!
Friday, 30 October 2009
In the case that you have had a reply from me, thank you if you have sent me your feedback! It is nice to hear how the different holds work for you -
Thursday, 15 October 2009
For those of you who have done a Jin Shin Jyutsu 5 day class, work with the 20, 21, 22 Flow of Text 1 on page 32 (work on the right side first).
The self-help holds TO GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD in layman's terms are: left hand on left neck (energy site number 12) and right hand on right forehead (energy site number 20), then move right hand to right cheek (energy site number 21) then move the right hand to the right clavicle (energy site number 22).
The Stomach Flow, and Spleen Flows are also helpful (Mary also includes these two flows in her self-help book 1). See the link to the Spleen Flow exercise here: Self help stuff that works and the first two steps of SELF HELP FOR YOUR NERVES stomach flow (right energy pattern): Place your left fingers on the right cheekbone (energy site number 21) and your right fingers on the right center of collar bone (energy site number 22) . After a few minutes, move right hand to left base of rib cage (energy site number 14). Reverse the hands for the left energy pattern.
Right, I'm off to do some of these lovely holds.
Friday, 2 October 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Have a look at the links to these older posts:
Self Help for Worry (and insomnia)
Self Help for Anxiety (and Fear and Panic)
Self Help for Depression (and Fatigue)
Self Help for Anger (and High or Low Blood Pressure)
Self Help for Grief
Self Help for Heart (attack)
'I've experienced many horrible things in my life, and some of them actually happened...' - Mark Twain
Friday, 11 September 2009
'Hi Astrid - Tried the hold you suggested (outside of the knees) and am happy to say that he (my husband) had tremendous pain relief thru the night. Thanks again for a wonderful site. Kind regards.'
See Self Help for Piles and Pain Relief
Answer: Thanks for your comments and your question! What you are already doing is great - The Emergency Hold is removing the pus, and the pus is part of the healing process. The reason why your hands feel hot and tingly is because the hold is working! If you haven't done a lot of this energy work before, then your energy is starting to also move and clear and that is what you are experiencing, apart from developing your natural healing power.
Self Help Hold for Piles
There is a hold that is particularly useful for hemorrhoids. Now that the piles have been removed the energy needs to be corrected, otherwise, the wounds will take longer to heal and they might form again. You can do this hold for your husband and he can also do it for himself if he is able to find a comfortable position.
This particular energy site is on the outside of the knees. If he does the exercise, he can place the left fingers on the left outside of the knee, and the right fingers on the right outside of the knee. If you do this exercise for him, then the easiest way is for him to lie face up on a bed or couch, you stand at his feet and place your left fingers on the outside of his right knee, and your right fingers on the outside of his left knee.
See this link to the older post: Self Help for Piles
I say in that post to curl the fingers under the ligament but since the energy sites are not points and more like spheres there is quite a large area that you can work with - either on the outside of the knee or by hooking your fingers under. - your hands will tell you when you've hit the bullseye! They'll go all hot and tingly :D
Other Helpful Holds
The last step of the Main Central Vertical (hold pubic bone and coccyx) would be particularly helpful to clear the energy through the hip area. The whole Main Central Vertical exercise as self help will be really useful as well.
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Answer: Hot / cold hands and feet are a reaction to the energy starting to move through blocks - its a really good sign. As is the exhaustion you feel when doing the exercises. When you begin to do Jin Shin Jyutsu you start releasing years of stuff and this release creates the exhaustion which should go after a while - if you feel uncomfortable at any point when you are doing an exercise I suggest two things: move on to the next hold and if there is no relief then stop the exercise for a few hours or a couple of days and then do it again from where you left off - do a few minutes at a time.
Most importantly, experiment and listen to what your body is telling you. You will notice a change in time. I remember the first Jin Shin Jyutsu class I went to. By day four I had released so much stuff that all I could do was lie on a couch and hope that the information would go in through the pores of my skin! So I feel these are all good signs that the exercises are working - just take it easy and monitor the changes that you experience.
Monday, 31 August 2009
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Thursday, 27 August 2009
It was a lovely sensation....until she moved her hands because she realised that she was in the 'wrong' position!!! When she 'corrected' that position, my back went into a spasm of pain. It was incredible. I asked her please to stop and to go back to the 'incorrect' position.
It had the most profoundly soothing effect on me - on the whole spine and my hip area. In fact, I think I'll go and give myself another session right now...
Monday, 17 August 2009
I immediately closed my eyes and held the base of the thumb - that didn't do too much, so I went to the outside of my heels (just under the ankles) and held the left one with the left hand, and the right one with the right hand. That started 'opening' up this zig zag lightning bolt...then I went back to the base of the thumb (held the left one with the right fingers). Then I also held the back of the head - I dug my fingers in where it was sore and held for a while until there was a strong pulse. Then I went back to the outside of the heels.
Within 20 minutes it was all gone, and I went back to the computer. Isn't it great to be able to manage pain so quickly and easily? The body knows how.
Do you have a similar Jin Shin Jyutsu story you would like to share? Just send me an email: email@example.com I'd love to hear from you.
See also older post on this blog Self help for Headache and Migraine
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Nota: R1 = Derecha 1, L1 = Izquierda 1 etcPosición Mano Derecha 1: Coloque la mano derecha en la parte superior de la cabeza. Mantenga esta posición de Izquierdo 1 a 7.
Posición Mano Izquierda 1: Coloque los dedos de la mano izquierda entre las cejas. Regenera la circulación profunda del cuerpo, mejora la memoria, previene la senilidad, armoniza la glándula pineal y pituitaria, controla la presión sanguínea.
Izquierda 2: Coloque uno o varios dedos en la punta de la nariz. Revitaliza la circulación energética superficial y las funciones reproductivas, suelta las tensiones en la pelvis.
Izquierda 3: Coloque uno o varios dedos de la mano izquierda en el esternón a nivel de la tercera costilla. Esta posición revitaliza la respiración y la energía en las caderas (pelvis). Revitaliza también la glándula tiroidea, los paratiroides, previene infartos. Regula el metabolismo y mantiene el equilibrio mental. Nos ayuda a adaptarnos a nuestro entorno y a cualquier situación.
Izquierda 4: Coloque los dedos de la mano izquierda entre los pechos en el esternón. Armoniza y ayuda el sistema inmunológico en la prevención del SIDA, cancer, etc. Asiste en el crecimiento y el desarrollo mental de los niños. Alivia la nausea, la ansiedad y ayuda a respirar.
Izquierda 5: Coloque los dedos de la mano izquierda en la base del esternón (al empezar la cavidad abdominal). Revitaliza la energía ascendiente y descendiente. Ayuda la energía del bazo y las glándulas suprarrenales (en el caso de fatiga), las hormonas y el sistema nervioso. Ayuda a prevenir la diabetes.
Izquierda 6: Coloque los dedos de la mano izquierda a unos 5 cms encima del ombligo. Esto ayuda a revitalizar el tono muscular abdominal y la función intestina. Ayuda la digestión y a soltar los calambres.
Izquierda 7: Coloque los dedos de la mano izquierda sobre el pubis. Refuerza la columna y le da vitalidad a la energía descendiente (por el frente del cuerpo).
Derecha 2: Coloque la mano derecha en la base de la espina dorsal (el cóccix). Revitaliza la energía ascendiente (por la espalda). Ayuda la circulación de las piernas y los pies. Alivia las manos y los pies húmedos. Estupendo para aliviar los dolores menstruales.