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What is Jin Shin Jyutsu®?
Jin Shin Jyutsu® is often referred to as acupuncture without needles. JSJ is a non-invasive method of energy work which employs 26 points on the body by using gentle touch. Holding these points in combination can bring balance to the body, mind and spirit. Jin Shin Jyutsu® is a healing art which addresses both chronic and acute conditions by reducing stress, while enhancing relaxation, aiding in sleep, decreasing pain and producing a heightened state of well-being. JSJ is helpful for adults and children, as well.
How Does It Work?
Jin Shin Jyutsu® acts by calming the sympathetic nervous system. When the sympathetic nervous system is taxed our bodies go into fight-or-flight, and our survival instincts are set in motion. The heart rate increases and breathing becomes shallow, muscles contract and the adrenal glands get activated elevating cortisol to step in and help the body handle the stress. Jin Shin Jyutsu® has a wonderfully calming effect on the body and mind. JSJ switches the nervous system into a parasympathetic mode which helps the body rest, digest and heal. Stress has a cumulative affect, building over time, causing the body to break down little by little. As a result of this, most people are living their lives in varying degrees of burnout. The value of deep relaxation cannot be underestimated for long term quality of health, comfort, vitality and enjoyment of life.
A Complimentary Modality
Jin Shin Jyutsu® is not a replacement for allopathic/western medicine; it is a complimentary modality. Many have found that receiving JSJ before, during or after medical treatment supports the body's capacity to benefit and heal from medical procedures. In addition, JSJ has been incorporated into Integrative Health programs at various hospitals around the country; most notably, The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in Lexington and Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey. The belief that we can help ourselves is integral to JSJ. At its heart, the work embodies a life of simplicity, calmness, patience and self- containment.
Success With Jin Shin Jyutsu®
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