Jin Shin Jyutsu Holding the Fingers

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a powerful healing modality.  It is a form of gentle acupressure that was developed in Japan.  I love to teach Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help techniques to people.  As a healer and a meditator, it is very satisfying to witness the individuals and the groups become relaxed and still as I lead them through simple self-help holds.

After their first Jin Shin Jyutsu experience, people are surprised by how much better they feel.  They regularly report less pain, reduced nausea, reduced anxiety, and an overall sense of improved well-being. 

Holding the Fingers is a simple series of holds that can address a multitiude of issues or projects - the preferred term in Jin Shin Jyutsu land. 

Holding the Fingers - How to do it

Simply wrap the fingers of one hand around each of the fingers of the other hand, one digit at a time.  I usually start by wrapping the fingers of my right hand (since I am right handed) around the thumb of my opposite hand, covering as much as possible of the thumb and subsequents digits.

Use a light touch and hold for several minutes, for 36 breaths, or until you feel pulsation in your fingers.  Then move on to the next finger.  When you finish with the first hand, move on to your opposite hand.

After holding each of your fingers,  touch the center of your palm with your thumb.  Switch hands after several minutes.  You have completed Holding the Fingers.

Use this practice whenever you don't have to use your hands - while going to sleep at night, upon waking in the morning or in the middle of the night, in meetings, watching TV or a movie, waiting for an appointment, riding in a car or a plane.  Find other ways and places to practice.

Work with it and see what works best for you.

Organs and Attitudes Associated With Each Finger

Jin Shin Jyutsu is about balancing the body's energy system.  The fingers are energetically connected to major organs.  Holding the fingers harmonizes these energies and improves our emotional states or attitudes.

Thumb        Stomach, Spleen                Worry

Index           Kidneys, Bladder                Fear

Middle         Liver, Gallbladder               Anger

Ring             Lungs, Large Intestine      Sadness

Little             Heart, Small Intestine        Try To