There is so much we can learn from the Japanese culture, looking at how good positive their well-being and longevity are. It’s interesting that despite the technological advancement of Japan, people still have high respect toward tradition, and this unique mix is what has allowed the Japanese people to prosper in a world that seems to be falling apart at every corner.
Their health is one of the things that reap the benefits of Japan’s rich tradition and the methods that are still respected and practiced today span for centuries. Sometimes, what’s already discovered and invented is much better than where we are in the process of trying to become better.
And this technique is one that predates Gautama (Buddha, India), Moses (recorded in the Bible), and the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Things, Japan, A.D. 712). As the official website for Jin Shin Jyutsu states, it is “an innate part of man’s wisdom – simplifying the complexities of existence – and is truly an Art of Living.”
According to the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, tension is usually the underlying cause of various symptoms in the body. “Our bodies contain several energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to discomfort or even pain,” explains the website.
And one of the available techniques to relieve this tension and free up the energy pathways is by stimulating the fingers that are respectively connected to them. Every finger is connected to a pathway that serves several purposes.
This means that each finger represents organs, emotions, symptoms, and conditions that may occur in our body. By stimulating the appropriate finger, you can affect several states that may be occurring to you, both physically and psychologically.
All you need to do is hold your finger for 3-5 minutes, breathe deeply in and out, after which you need to massage the fingers on both hands. The whole process takes very little time, and the effects can help you in overcoming various health issues.
By choosing one of your fingers on your palm (of your non-dominant hand) and applying stimulation with your dominant hand as described above, you can affect the states that go with that finger. Read below more about what each finger represents.
ORGANS: Stomach & Spleen
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: Digestion issues & Headaches
MENTAL STATES: WORRY, depression, hate, obsession, anxiety, self-protection
AIDS IN: Physical fatigue, back of head, breathing & digestive discomforts
THE INDEX FINGER
ORGANS: Bladder & Kidneys
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: Back pain & Toothache
MENTAL STATES: FEAR, timidity, mental confusion, depression, perfectionism, criticism, frustration, desire for life
AIDS IN: digestion, wrist, elbow & upper arm discomforts
THE MIDDLE FINGER
ORGANS: Gallbladder & Liver
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: Mental fatigue; Eye strain; Dry cough
MENTAL STATES: ANGER, cowardly, irritable, indecisive, unstable, not alert, emotional
AIDS IN: General fatigue, eye & forehead discomforts
THE RING FINGER
ORGANS: Lungs & Large Intestine
COVERS: Breathing & Letting Go
MENTAL STATES: GRIEF, negativity, mucus-forming, lack of common sense
AIDS IN: Breathing, ear discomforts
ORGANS: Heart & Small Intestine
COVERS: Sore Throat; Calms nerves, Brings laughter
MENTAL STATES: PRETENSE, TRYING TO, insecurity, nervous, confused, mortality
AIDS IN: Calming nerves, bloat discomforts
EDITOR’S NOTE Disclaimer: We do not recommend replacing any medical treatment with this technique and only report it as a means to aiding a treatment (not replacing one). We do not promote any treatments but only inform of their effectiveness as stated by appropriate verified sources which are cited at the end of the article.