Here in the southeast US we have come out of cold and flu season, but are now dealing with an extra intense allergy season and high pollen levels. And these two Jin Shin Jyutsu holds/flows can help mitigate that and so much more. I’m reminded of the ease, simplicity and versatility of this great type of “energy medicine,” and why it’s one of the best things I’ve ever studied. No health and wellness “arsenal” should be without JSJ!
Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help for Colds and Flu
Before I knew about Jin Shin Jyutsu self help for colds and flu, I would always expect to get at least one cold a year. And guess what? I did!
Not surprising, given my energy was low, my lymphatic system was congested and one thing I didn’t know that would influence whether I manifested a cold or not: my shoulders were tight. Actually, they were very tight.
I hear you ask:
“Tight shoulders are the cause of a cold?” Well, yes. Let me explain.
Our bodies are very clever (but we already knew that!). One of our 26 energy sites is located between the spine and the upper corner of the shoulder blade. This energy site number 3 (or Safety Energy Lock as it is formally referred to in Jin Shin Jyutsu) came into the universe meaning The Door, and it is our natural antibiotic.
How does that work?
When the door swings back and forth without obstruction, then it can ‘let out’ tension and ‘let in’ pure energy.
When The Door gets jammed up, that’s when the problems or I should say projects start. Projects like colds and flu.
I see many clients in my practice who have very tight shoulders, and even if they don’t have a cold at the time, they are probably really low in energy and suffering from other discomforts. Therefore, it is really important to keep the shoulders as clear and tense-free as possible!
A dynamic combination
This number 3 energy site called The Door works really well with energy site number 15 which is located on the groin. Holding this combination of energy sites helps open up the 3 first and then clears the energy below the waistline. The energy can then move up the back properly.
Already have a cold or flu (for which obviously bed rest is indicated)? Then these self help holds should assist in speeding up the recovery.
I have personally experienced the power of this Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold over and over again and it never ceases to amaze me how it works!
Safe for children
I remember how a while back now, I received a rather distressed email from someone taking care of her 3 year-old grandson for a few days, and he’d developed a fever. She asked if there was anything she could do to help him.
I replied, explaining the simple exercise below she could do on her grandson.
A bit later I received a reply from her, and I quote: “It is super how quickly this hold has worked! You wouldn’t say that he had a high fever – he’s now back to being his usual lively, playful and happy self.”
The exercise for colds and flu
To aid breathing, help clear a sore throat, reduce fever, and help the immune system (as in the image above):
For the left flow, place the right hand over the left shoulder (if you can, make sure your fingers rest on the top corner of the shoulder blade usually where it’s sore) and place the left hand on the left side groin. Do for 20 minutes minimum (but if you can’t do it for that long, don’t worry! just hold for a few minutes or as long as is comfortable). If you fall asleep, then the hold will keep working until your hands fall away.
Reverse left and right everywhere for the right side.
To do the exercise on another person: The person lies on their back, face up so that they are comfortable. You sit on the person’s left. For the left flow, place the right hand over their left shoulder (at the top corner of the shoulder blade) and the left hand on the left side groin. If you’re working on a small child then hold only a few minutes, or until the child has had enough.
To help clear a sore throat you can also hold Little fingers. Start by holding the little finger on the side of the throat that is sore.
Mary Burmeister said: “UNLOAD (exhale) all skepticisms. RECEIVE (inhale) your abundance.” That’s how The Door works – our natural antibiotic.
Text and images by Astrid Kauffmann
Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner and
Self Help Teacher since 2001
Here’s to a healthier you in 2022!
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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.