Self Help for Daily Living self help_1

Some of the international instructors having fun with effortless self help…one finger at a time!

photo credit: Jin Shin Jyutsu inc.

The foundation of Jin Shin Jyutsu is the unique, gentle and profoundly effective self help. Basic finger poses, Inju in Japanese and Mudras in Sanskrit, engage us in self awareness to balance emotions and ‘Attitude’ that may lead to dis-ease and disharmony in body, mind and spirit. Our hands are with us wherever we are so we can utilize this simple self help at any time, day or night. Holding a finger and/or thumb can assist in dissolving tension and stress, reduction of pain, harmonizing the breath and restoring natural rhythms and circulation patterns in the body for enhanced wellbeing. It is through this practice of the Art that we come to “Now Know (Help) Myself” … for specific projects, see diagrams below.
For best results establish this as a daily routine – begin your day in a relaxed, positive state of BEing … close the day in Gratitude. It’s so simple…hold thumb and fingers on one hand, for a few minutes each, then swap sides. Try for one week or more and see how you feel 
Self Help Workshops are regularly available in New Zealand offering an opportunity to gain deeper understanding of Jin Shin Jyutsu under the skillful guidance of a certified Self Help Tutor. For more details, refer to ‘Self Help Classes’ section.

Self Help Charts

Click on the images below to see an enlarged version.

Thumb & Index Finger Charts


Follow the thumb chart for spleen and stomach.
Follow the index finger chart for kidney and bladder.

Middle & Ring Finger Charts

Follow the middle finger chart for liver and gall bladder.
Follow the ring finger chart for lung and large intestine.

Little Finger & Palm of Hand Charts

Follow the little finger chart for heart and small intestine.
Follow the palm of hand chart for umbilicus and diaphram.

Main Central Enery Chart

26 Safety Energy Lock Chart

Dog / Cat Chart-composed by Janet Harris & Judy Stolz DVM 3/97

The main central chart above is a flow you can use daily. It is both a cleaner and an energiser. If you are very fatigued you can use it twice a day, once in the morning to enegize you for the day and again at night to release the accumulated stress from the day. You can also be creative with this flow, Jin Shin Jyutsu is an art, hold each step for 4 (deep) breaths, 2 in and 2 out, focus on the out breath, the letting go. Most importantly, smile and have fun.

Other Helpful Self Help Information

The Art of Gentle Touch: Self Help for people with Cancer. This booklet is available in English, Spanish, Dutch, German, Latvian and Portuguese.

Click on the booklet to the right to view the English version.