This is an ancient form of a Japanese healing method called Jin Shin Jyutsu that helps in balancing the emotions by stimulation of specific points on your hand. At first, it felt into relative obscurity, but Master Jiro Murai rediscovered it and brought it back to life in the early 1900 when he started using it to treat an illness which the doctors diagnosed as terminal. He won the battle with the disease, and since then, he dedicated his life to research of this technique.
All you need to do is to take the finger which is associated with the organ you need to act on, and then just hold it with the other hand wrapping the fingers around it and press it for several minutes (3-5). Meanwhile, you should breathe evenly and deeply. You should concentrate on the inhales and exhales. While you massage each finger of the hand you can achieve general harmonization of your body, and will also unblock the energy which got stuck along the pathways, i.e. the affected organs.
Today it stands as an equal partner among the ranks of alternative medicine. It involves simple acupressure of both hands, often referred to as ‘jumper cables’, and works with a set of 26 points called Safety Energy Locks (SEL). It relies on the principle that each of the fingers is associated with certain set of organs, or certain set of emotion. Jin Shin Jyutsu balances the energy in our body improving its physical and emotional health, by holding and pressing the fingers.
Here’s a list of organs and emotions associated with your fingers:
Organs: stomach and spleen.
Emotions: anxiety, depression and worry.
Physical symptoms: abdominal pain, skin problems, headaches, nervousness.
Holding the thumb helps in surprising the feeling of worry. It is also useful if feeling bellyache or nausea, while holding the left thumb can help open the right sinus.
Index finger (Forefinger)
Organs: kidneys and bladder.
Emotions: disappointment, fear and confusion.
Physical symptoms: muscle aches, backache, toothache, problems with the digestive system.
Holding the index finger will help erase disappointment, fear and confusion. Holding the left index finger can help the left shoulder.
Organs: liver and gall-bag.
Emotions: indecision, anger, irritability.
Physical symptoms: problems with blood circulation, menstrual pain, vision problems, fatigue, frontal headache, migraine.
Holding the middle finger helps when we have to deal with anger or frustration. Holding it also leads to general harmonization. Holding the middle finger helps the eyes.
Organs: lungs and colon.
Emotions: negativity, sadness, fear of rejection, grief.
Physical symptoms: ringing in the ears, respiratory problems, asthma, skin diseases, problems with digestion.
Holding the ring finger helps if you are overwhelmed by grief, sadness, fear of rejection. Also, holding it can be a really effective way to helping your breathing. Holding the right ring finger can help the right hip area.
Organs: heart and small intestine.
Emotions: care, anxiety, nervousness, lack of self-esteem.
Physical symptoms: heart disease, sore throat, stomach bloating, problems with bones.
Holding the little finger helps when feeling nervous, or we need to boost our self-esteem. It also helps digestion and the heart.