The Art of Jin Shin: The Japanese Practice of Healing with Your Fingertips

The Art of Jin Shin: The Japanese Practice of Healing with Your Fingertips


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Balance your body, mind, and spirit and heal yourself with your own hands using this clear, step-by-step illustrated guide to the practice of the ancient Japanese healing art of Jin Shin—written by a trained expert with nearly three decades of experience.

You might be surprised to learn that the majority of today’s most common ailments including anxiety, backaches, colds and flu, digestive issues, immune disorders, migraines, and insomnia, can be alleviated naturally by restoring and harmonizing blocked, stagnant energy. The art of Jin Shin, based on the Japanese healing art of energy medicine, is practiced throughout the world. While related to acupressure and massage therapy, this holistic practice uses only minimal pressure and gentle touching with the fingers and hands to redirect or unblock the flow of energy along the body’s fifty-two points (twenty-six on each side of the body)—called Safety Energy Locations, or SELs—areas where energy tends to get congested. This simple, non-invasive process allows your body’s energy to flow smoothly, and with balance restored, you will experience a sense of wellbeing and calm.

The Art of Jin Shin explains all the basics of this healing art and provides you with the knowledge you need to practice it on yourself—with exercises ranging from simply holding a finger for a few minutes to spending twenty minutes to harmonize a specific circulation pattern. Whether you desire a deeper understanding of the body/mind/spirit connection or want to create a daily Jin Shin maintenance routine the power is literally at your fingertips.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982130930
Publisher: Tiller Press
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 138,798
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alexis Brink is the president of Jin Shin Institute in New York City and has been a practitioner of the Art of Jin Shin since 1991. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and interfaith minister and has taught self-help classes and workshops in NYC as well as in different countries for many years. She has taught Jin Shin in hospitals to nurses and to teachers and their students in the public school system. The Art of Jin Shin has not been given the attention it deserves and Alexis has made it her personal life journey to open up the Art of Jin Shin to the world. Jin Shin Institute was entrusted to her by Pamela Markarian Smith in 2015. Today, Jin Shin Institute under Alexis' guidance is offering a comprehensive curriculum to the new generation of practitioners and teachers. She is creating an open and welcoming community and she will continue to spread the Art for many generations to come. She is the author of The Art of Jin Shin.

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The Art of Jin Shin

  • Table of Contents

    Foreword ix

    Introduction xiii

    1 The Jin Shin Effect 1

    2 The Power of Self-Care 9

    3 Getting Started 17

    4 Mapping the Fingers 23

    5 The Safety Energy Locations 29

    6 The "First Three" Flows 41

    7 The Twelve Organ Flows 51

    8 The Mudras 87

    9 Mini Flows, Quickies, and Ascending and Descending Flows 93

    10 The Symptom Encyclopedia 119

    The Infinite Wisdom of Jin Shin 193

    Afterword 197

    Acknowledgments 201

    Index 203

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