The Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, Mudras and Acupressure

by Chantal Guillou-Brennan —CHT, IEMT & Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner

Jin Shin Jyutsu Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) is also referred to as "acupuncture without needles" because a light pressure is applied with the fingertips (over clothing) to specific points on the body to brings balance, releases deep tension, and restores harmonious flow along the energetic pathways of the meridian system. Despite this technicality Jin Shin Jyutsu® physio-phylosophy is considered an art, as it takes in consideration body, mind and spirit.

Although Japonese in origin, Jin Shin Jyutsu® is a close relative to Qi Gong and acupuncture as it is based on the five element theory and the use of the meridian system. Of the 397 acupuncture points, Jin Shin Jyutsu theoretically employs 26 (x 2) points along the energetic pathway of the meridian system to bring back balance in the 12 major organ flows as well as other specific flows within the human body. Hence, Jin Shin Jyutsu® is an invaluable complement to allopathic and holistic medicine.However a point will be said to have a low and high location so it end up being many more points. The reason for this numeric system is th correlation with numerology and the way energy is understood to come nto the body through depths. Of the 26 point the first 19 pertain to the physical level the next 10 to the emotional/mental level and the next 6 to the mental/spiritual level.

Jin Shin Jyutsu and Integrative Energy Medicine™
Integrative Energy Medicine™ is based on the use of the meridian and Chakra systems to re-establish harmony in the client's health. As such Jin Shin Jyutsu is an natural extension to energy work. The Jin shin Jyutsu/energy practitioner who is in line with the client's energy flow will be called to use Jin Shin Jyutsu as needed.

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A Jin Shin Jyutsu Session
A Jin Shin Jyutsu session lasts between 30 minute and an hour, and does not involve massage or the use of substances. It is a gentle, yet powerful art, practiced by making connection between points to trigger the body's memory of that natural flow. It is said that the practitioner uses his hands as "jumper cables."

The session begins with" listening to the pulses"which is done by holding both wrist at the base of the thumb. Thius will reveal to the practitioner information about the current flow of energy and state of being of the client, indicating where the person needs help. Unlike western medicine, the emphasis is not on diagnosis, but on harmonizing. All disease begins with blockages of energy which create an area of deficiency or excess/overload. The pulses show the practitioner the specific energy points that need to be held to restore the harmonious flow, without creating additional stress in the client's mind about the condition.

 The remaining treatment consists of gently holding points in various combinations until complete harmony of energy and pulsation is established. There is no pain or physical manipulation. The practitioner uses his/her hands as "jumper cables" and the universal energy field in order to recharge the "battery of life." By enabling the universal energy to flow through the client's body it reawaken the body's natural healing ability.

 As simple as this technique is, it yields amazing results physically, as well as emotionally. It is effective in relieving pain; stiff, spastic, or strained muscles and joints; respiratory conditions; appetite imbalance; and reproductive difficulties. It has a dramatic effect on emotional problems, and people frequently have experiences of spiritual integration during or after a session. Stress is alleviated and the client leaves feeling much more centered and relaxed. Although for chronic conditions several sessions might be needed, improvement is usually experienced after only one session.


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Principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu
Jin Shin Jyutsu is based on the medirian system as well as the notion of a multidimensional body comprised of 6 depth. Below is an excerpt from Chantal Guillou-Brenan's JSJ Manual compiled from her notes, experience and the JSJ classes taken to become a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner.

The Story of Creation from the 9th Depth to the Birth of the Body’s Blue Print
The 9, 8, 7 depths are impersonal depth share by all to which we come back to after we leave the body. (9 x 4= 36 depth)
9 DEPTH-About change, completion, the ending of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. The gap. The I AM.
8 DEPTH-The infinite movement in life, focus in one point. First concept of the creator/God/unmanifested Source. Potential for something concrete. The From this moment things expand into...
7 DEPTH-The Light, expression of the creator & connection to Source. Vibration of light (sun) to create our individual being. Planet: The Sun. Corresponds to the 4th cervical and attached itself to the body 2 inches below the navel.
6 DEPTH-Source of my total being. The causal plane. Our individual expression of the Divine/ individuation of the etheric body—formless expression of the body to be. The 6 Depth energy caries the blue print of the body structure. We are a reflection of the Divine as The MOON reflect the Sun light. The 6th depth is our highest state of onsciousness. From the 6th depth we exist as an invisible source of life the energy is formless. It is the depth of the disembodied beings and the state of being prior to physical manifestation, the source of the 4 elements. Each of us is a direct manifestation and expression of the Source of life. Inhale/Exhale begin at the moment of conception when the MCV becomes flesh at the spine. The depth of the soul in which all exist until we go back to 7,8 9. God exhale coming down the front.
5 DEPTH is our spiritual inheritance, body function energy, 144,000 energy flow patterns. Bones. Organs are Heart/Small Intestine. Finger is Little Finger. Attitude of Trying To (Pretense). Safety Energy Locks 24-26. Element is Fire. Function is Bone. Stress is Walking. Project is Heart. Age is 61+.
4 DEPTH is our personal destiny. Organs are Kidney/Bladder. Index Finger. Attitude of Fear. Safety Energy Lock 23. Element is Water. Function is Muscle. Stress is Standing. Project is Ears. Age is 46-60
3 DEPTH is our activity. Organs are Liver/Gall Bladder blood essence. the Finger is Middle Finger. Attitude of Anger. Safety Energy Locks 16-22. Element is “Key” (Wood). Function is Blood. Stress is Reading. Project is Eyes. Age is 31-45.
2 DEPTH is the depth that brings together body, mind, spirit. Organs are Lung/Large Intestine. Finger is Ring Finger. Attitude of Sadness. Safety Energy Locks 5-15. Element is Air (Metal). Function is Deep Skin. Stress is Reclining. Project is Skin. Age is 15-30
1 DEPTH is the depth that builds our “container”. Organs are Stomach/Spleen. Finger is Thumb. Attitude of Worry. Safety Energy Locks 1-4. Element is Earth.
Function is Skin Surface. Stress is Sitting. Project is Stomach. Age is 1-15

INHALING the energy is returning to the Divine within us (UP the BACK) and EXHALE the invisible breath DOWN the FRONT

We are not talking about the body yet this is an energetically breath virtually from the crown to the big toe.

From the 8, 7 & 6 depth personal source of Divine light the 6 Depth is the first state of self consciousness-duality/reflection from which we receive nourishment from the universe.

From the 6th Depth is born the Main Central Vertical.

From the Main Central Vertical is born everything else. From that flow comes duality. Our main central vertical flow goes down the front and up the back creating the auric field. (After 5 days cells divide) Gives birth to the L/R Supervisor.

From the Main Central Vertical are born the Right & Left Supervisor Flow (Yin/Yang) each side of the body -born at the knee. Each flow goes up and down each side of our body creating the 52 (26 x 2) Safety Energy Locks (SEL). Down the front leg and up the back to begin manifestation.

LEFT Supervisor: Energy of the past. Bring energy to build the body, down the front up the back. Masculine energy vibration. Help to create the 5 depth the body is born from this energy flow. Logic common sense, start of life/logical mind. Energy of Generation.

RIGHT Supervisor helps bring the energy of the present Feminine vibration has cleaning and regenerating qualities is about inhaling clean energy. Helps bring in the five depth for us to manifest spacial relationship in the world–how we navigate our body through space. Problem on right created in the present.

Tissue level ONLY reflects what is manifest on the energy level.

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Supervisors on the energy level
LEFT has to do with the RIGHT side of the body. RIGHT as to do with the LEFT side of the body.
R - L Creative artistic mind. Energy-the invisible state of being
L - R Physical tissues-Manifest level. From the supervisory energy is born a mediating flow that helps connect the left and right diagonally connecting the Spiralling down the body

Mediator is the activity principle which is born at SEL3.
The Mediator is the great comfort connection to spirit.

Left and right Mediator flow from one side to the other side.
Element is Water- Emotion is Energy in-Motion.
When the Mediators are in harmony the emotion is love.
When the Mediators are in disharmony we have attitudes: worry, fear, anger, sadness, grief, efforting which create diseases.
From the birth of the mediator (water) the energy dense down to build the 12 organ functions x 2 -12 on the right and 12 on the left from which is born the special body flows the densest energy flow that the body has. 72000 on the R. and 72000 on the left=144000 special body flow.

1 - MCV: Main Central Vertical - Fire
2 - 2 Supervisor left/right - Air
3 - 2 Mediators left/right - Water
4 - 12 Organ Function x 2 - Earth
5 - The Binder - Key/Wood 144,000 functions
6- SEL: Safety Energy Locks are sphere of energy (vortex/acupuncture points) up to 6 inches in diameters.

Attitudes and Emotions
Attitudes of worry, fear, anger, sadness/grief, or trying too hard (pretence) may interfere with or interrupt our normal body rhythms. Exhaling these attitudes helps us harmonize on spiritual, mental / emotional, and physical levels.
For example, the attitude of worry may disrupt the energy of the stomach and spleen, and we may begin to experience indigestion, insomnia, depression or listlessness. Using the ‘Hand Chart’ on page 8 can help us regain balance of all the organ energies in our bodies.
Simply hold your thumb, fingers and palm, in turn, for a few minutes each day.

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help for Attitude and More

Finger Holding to balance, clear and harmonize the body, mind and spirit.
Your personal harmony of body, mind and spirit rests in your own hands!

Hold each finger/thumb for 4-5 minutes - do both left and right fingers - left fingers help left side of the body - right fingers help right side of the body.
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Physical - spleen & stomach. Astrology - Cancer & Gemini. Mental & emotional - WORRY, GUILT. DEPRESSION, INCREASES ENERGY.

Ability to move forward & let go of the past, digestion, clears skin surface, helps clear back & leg energy, balances sugar cravings, helps money to flow, clear thinking & transforms the mind, helps our self esteem, bal- ances weight, allows us to feel secure, balances acid in the body, clears bad breath, helps nervousness, sleep disorders, lumps in breasts, puffy cheeks, red & white blood count, tongue control, helps wrinkles, tonsils, lips, bloat, knee projects, talkative people; thinking in circles; reflux; central nervous system; food transformed into energy; bleeding, yawning, people using drugs, shingles, vitamin D, hiccups, run down, allergies, coccyx, releases toxins.

Physical - kidney & bladder. Astrology - Scorpio & Libra. Mental & emotional - FEAR, FEEL SAFE, PERFECTIONISM.

Adrenals, addictions, eating disorders, muscle aches & pain, back projects, arthritis, helps cholesterol, blood pressure, clear past karmic patterns, neck & shoulder issues, balances hormones, clears emotions, helps thyroid & parathyroid functions, assimilation of vitamins, clears destiny, strengthens immunity, helps metabolism, helps prostrate, balances body chemistry, bal- ances water in the body, grinding teeth, reproduction projects, releases tox- ins, kidney stones, itching, sexual energy, ears discomfort, hot feet, fevers, sneezing, nose bleeds.

Physical - liver & gall bladder. Astrology - Pisces & Aquarius. Mental & emotional - ANGER, FRUSTRATION, INDECISION, CRITICISM.

Migraines, menstruation, fertility specialist, eye & vision projects, blood disorders, impotence, natural body antibiotic, immune system, lymphatic system, respiratory & breathing, regenerates the body, energises the mind, stubborness, skin pigmentation, gas in the body, helps speech projects, veins in legs, gout, easily bruised, hips, gall stones, yawning, difficulty bending, frozen emotions, chronic neck projects, allergies, sex - too little - too high, balances acid & alkaline in body.

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Physical - lung & large intestine. Astrology - Aries & Taurus. Mental & emotional - SADNESS, GRIEF, LOST RELATIONSHIPS, NEGATIVE ATTITUDES.

Neck, breathing, asthma, deep skin projects, bowel projects, aligns back, legs & spine, head & eye discomforts, raises consciousness, clears headaches, nausea, throat, lips, dizziness, helps lifestyle changes, digestion, central ner- vous system, intuition, teeth & jaw, shoulders, tennis elbow, lumps in breasts, immature people, coughing, sweating during sleep, pores of skin.

Physical - heart & small intestine. Astrology - Leo & Virgo. Mental & emotional - CONFUSION, PRETENSE, SELF ESTEEM, FEEL JOY & HAPPINESS.

Bone issues, nerves, sore throats, blood pressure, blood circulation, sleep disorders, grounding, feel peace, calm mind, adrenals, deep fatigue, clears destiny, releases jealousy & revenge, stuttering, strokes, hair loss, heart- burn, parkinsons disease, working too much, brain functions, shock, stress, forgetfulness, stuffy noses, b12 producer, hot flushes, stiff neck, gray hair, deafness, balances alkaline in body.

Physical - umbilicus & diaphragm. Astrology - Sagittarius & Capricorn. Mental & emotional - CLEARS ALL ATTITUDES, BLISS, HARMONISES RELATIONSHIPS.

Pituitary gland, pineal gland, 3rd eye functions, bored people, blood composi- tion, correct growth of the brain, nightmares, thirsty all the time, insomnia, regulates body temperature, jaundice babies, repairs the heart, tumors in uterus, dark puffy eyes, helps joint function, balances estrogen, ringing in ears, clears hereditary disfunctions, nourishes all the organs, helps us to be practical, lupus, reproductive functions, helps us to receive, heart pulsations, create order in our lives.

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Daily Self Help With JSJ

Using the ‘Main Central’ flow, is a great way to start the day.
• This helps the endocrine system and lessens fatigue.
• Alternatively, you can follow the instructions for the ‘13’ flow (see B1, page 14).
• These flows help the Immune System.
• Also, holding your fingers every day (page 8) can help to keep the organ energies balanced, and release stored up emotions, allowing you to ‘be the best you can be’.
By using these simple self help tools you can take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, and empower yourself to deal with daily stresses and challenges of life.

Welcome to a very powerful tool for self help and the maintainance of the source of our life force energy. The six simple steps of the Main Central Energy will help you to recharge and revitalise all body energy.

Place the fingers of the right hand on the top of the head (where they will remain until step 6).
Place the fingers of the left hand on your forehead between your eyebrows. Hold for 4-5 minutes or until the pulses you feel at your fingertips synchronise with each other.

Now move the left fingertips to the tip of the nose.
Hold them there for 4-5 minutes, or until the pulses synchronises.

Move the left fingertips to your sternum (centre of your chest between the breasts). Stay there for 4-5 minutes, or until the pulses synchronises.
D; hiccups; run down; allergies; coccyx; releases toxins

Move your fingers to the base of your sternum (centre of where your ribs start, above the stomach).
Hold them there for 4-5 minutes, or until the pulses synchronises.

Move your fingers to the top of your pubic bone (above the genitals, centre).
Stay there for 4-5 minutes, or until the pulses synchronises.

Keep your left fingertips in place & move your right fingertips to cover your coccyx (tailbone).
Hold for 4-5 minutes, or until the pulses you feel at your fingertips synchronise with each other.

JSJ Cancer Treatment Protocol

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Natural Positive Self Help for People with Cancer

Nothing contained in this book is to be considered the rendering of medical advice or treatment. This book is for informational purposes only, and not for the diagnosis, prescription or treatment of any health disorder whatsoever. The information contained in this book is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your health-care provider. You should always follow the advice of your medical care provider. You should always consult your health-care provider about your individual needs and symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. Nothing about the personal experiences of the author and others contained in this book is a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by your health-care provider. The author and Jin Shin Jyutsu Inc. are in no way liable for any misuse of the material contained in this book. READ COMPLETED DISCLAIMER IN PDF.
Some treatment protocol may require the help of a friend of family member, yet all the steps are clearly label and easy to apply on oneself.


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Points for Insomnia
- When holing two point at once (Jin Shin Jyutsu) Hold each point until a pulse if felt under each hand, and the pulse are synchronized with each other. Then go to the next step. BREATH. Clasp both hands on solar plexus. With fingers turn inward toward the palm instead of on top of the hand. (Knuckles will be touching knuckles)

Insomnia + Anxiety
Brings peace of mind, relaxation. Hold 17 (indentation on the outside of the wrist) with opposite thumbs with facing palms. Or if the position is too awkward and discomfort prevents you form falling asleep, do one wrist at a time.

Insomnia + Headache
Right hand on Left 4 – just below occipital bone. Left hand on Left 13 – breast bone close to base of breast

Insomnia and Arrhythmia
1. Right hand on Left 11 middle of neck. 2. Left on Right 15. 3. Right hand holds Left.

+ Stress/Pain relief
Press your Right Thumb on the webbing between the Left Index Finger and the left Thumb. Applying pressure on this point reduces Stress nervousness in muscle and other related crisis.

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Headaches, Migraines &...

+ Indigestion + Eyestrain
Between Eyebrows point: find the place of Third Eye on your face - between your eyebrows, above the bridge of the nose. Apply light pressure with your thumb on this point to get relief. This point balances the pituitary gland, and also relieves hay fever, ulcer pain.

+ Hormonal Imbalances
Between Eyebrows (third eye) and top of head (crown chakra). Hold until you have a pulse, or 15 minutes 3 times a day.

Racing Thoughts + Anxiety + Depression
Do right after the above points. Breast #13 on each side at the center of the breastbone. Continue to breathe deeply for another minute or two, think of a happy place and relax.

Congestion + eyestrain + Toothaches
Under the Cheekbones points, near your nostrils end and exactly below of the pupil. Apply firm pressure upward toward the cheekbones to get fast relief. Also relieves eye fatigue and pressure.

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Anger Stress
Hold the middle finger (figure above), until you feel a pulse & hold for 2 minutes after that or for 5 minutes if no pulse is detected. The middle finger relates to the gallbladder, the liver and the emotion of anger. Repeat on the opposite hand.

Then, hold your middle toes in the same way, or together at the same time. To maximize results, exhale, drop your shoulders, smile and naturally inhale as you hold each digit. Many people do multiples of 9 exhalations and inhalations, up to 36 times per finger/toe. You can do this breathing practice with any of the exercises below.

Eye Pain/Fatigue + Headaches
Under Eyebrows points on either side of the bridge of the nose. Apply pressure on these points. Also relieves sinus pain.

Eyestrain + Stress
On Neck -under the Base of the Skull are four acupressure points (JSJ #11 & #12.) to relieve eyestrain and headache. Apply Pressure on these points on regular basis to help with arthritis, dizziness, neck pain, irritability, insomnia, heavy head, sore throats.