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The best healing art I have ever experienced is an acupressure art called Jin Shin Jyutsu ®.  Jin Shin is an ancient healing art that looks like acupressure and feels “like melting”.  It was revived in the early 1900’s by Jiro Murai and brought to the US by the late Mary Burmeister. Imagine “nature’s jumper cables”, your own arms and hands, jump starting your own energies? Working on yourself, you gently hold pairs of points, or “hug” certain fingers or toes, while you feel tension, pain, and other disharmonies “melting away”, “unwinding”, and “lightening up”.  Jin Shin Jyutsu brings balance to the body’s energies, promoting optimal health and wellbeing, and bringing forth our own profound healing capacity.  It complements conventional healing methods, relaxing you and reducing the pains and dysfunctions caused by stress.

How does it do this?  Without needles, using only light finger touch, Jin Shin Jyutsu uses key points, or small zones, called “safety energy locks” along energy pathways that feed life through our bodies.  This seems to work by accessing nerve junctions, opening up the flow through the nervous system.  Whether you call this nerve function or meridian flow, when one or more of the paths become blocked, the resulting stagnation can disrupt functions and cause discomforts.  Holding these points, or energy locks, in combination can bring balance to mind, body, and spirit.

JSJ logoI personally have used Jin Shin with dramatic effects for myself and my clients.  In my first experience, in 1982, I had a foot/ankle injury that refused to heal.  After 2 orthopedists, two casts, and 4 months on crutches, my foot and ankle were still very painful, swollen triple, and a lovely purple-fuscia color.  Friends sent me to a Jin Shin practitioner, and twenty minutes into the treatment, my pain was rolling away.  I walked out carrying my crutches.  In six weeks, this ridiculous, aggravating injury was healed.  A huge part of the healing was my stubborn use of Jin Shin self-help holds, twice a day, during the entire healing period.  I wanted to be well and mobile again as fast as possible!

I was so astounded by the power of Jin Shin that I became a direct student of Mary Burmeister, the world’s living master teacher at that time.  I ultimately gave up my other work to devote myself to healing work.   I have been helping others with stress relief, pain dissolution, and other often-dramatic results, in the twenty-plus years since.  I have experienced Jin Shin improving every condition I have applied it to.  It’s a secret weapon in my life, which allows me to manage moods and frustration, work long hours, feel energetic and cheerful, quickly zap illness, and have unusually young-looking skin.  Is this a secret weapon you would like in your stress-management toolkit? Hmmm!

If you are interested in learning to use this healing art on yourself:  in the Phoenix area, our next Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Classes are coming up.  Part 1 will be held February 2d, from 9 am to 1 pm, and Part 2 will be February 16, from 9 am to 1 pm.  The class is $100 for each part, which includes the book for that part and a laminated chart of the key points.  Your payment (Cash-Check-Visa-MC-Amex) holds your place.  Space is limited, so call or email now, 480-250-1177 or kebba@kebba.com.

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● Kebba Buckley Button is a corporate stress management trainer and the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You (on Amazon.com >Books>Buckley), and the 2012 book, Peace Within:  Your Peaceful Inner Core (on Amazon.com >Books>Button).  She also has a natural healing practice and is an ordained minister.

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