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"Jin Shin Do" means "The Way of the Compassionate Spirit." Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® classes teach the use of gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release "armoring" or chronic tension, balance the "Qi" or energy, and improve vitality. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress- and trauma- related problems. A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, it is recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy (by NCCAOM® & AOBTA® among others). Originated by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, JSDŽ Acupressure promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which one can relax and move out of the head and into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom.

Jin Shin DoŽ Bodymind AcupressureŽ Case Study

When a 40 year-old woman came to my office, she explained that she was seeing a medical physician for heart palpitations. In the beginning of her treatment, we met weekly, then bi-weekly and now monthly. Throughout her sessions, she discovered many underlying reasons that contributed to her heart palpitations. Currently, she occasionally experiences sporadic palpitations that used to occur daily. She continues to seek medical advice to monitor her physical condition. Recently she started her own walking group that includes four other women. The purpose of the group is to promote weight loss and stress reduction!

Jin Shin DoŽ Bodymind AcupressureŽ is not a substitute for medical or psychological diagnosis. It is a relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom, even a seemingly minor one, the reader is strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin Shin Do Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and encouraging a sense of increased well-being.







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