Jin shin do is a gentle technique which is aimed at fighting daily stress. Jin shin do addresses both emotional and physical pain and tension. That is why the technique is getting popular all over the world. Jin shin do is translated as the compassionate spirit way. It represents a unique combination of several practices. They are Qigong exercises, Taoist philosophy, Reichian segmental theory, the Chinese technique of acupressure and Japanese acupressure techniques.
The therapy was developed by Marsaa Teeguarden. Jin shin do is a kind of sensible therapy which outlines the tension points that are traditionally associated with different distressing feelings and physical problems, such as anger, guilt, depression and anxiety. The technique provides us with knowledge of how to release emotional and physical tension. The greatest advantage of the technique is that it teaches one how to transform but not to repress various painful feelings. It leads to the joyful experience of life and self-confidence.
While giving Jin shin do description it is necessary to say that it uses finger pressure. It helps balance the energy of the body and reduces stress. It is also necessary to mention that the method can be either rather simple and have no symptoms or deeply therapeutic and sophisticated. Jin shin do can be used both professionally and as a self-help tool. The method is very pleasant and relaxing. It increases awareness of both the psyche and body.
Jin shin do is often compared to other methods such as Shiatsu and acupuncture. In contrast to acupuncture, Jin shin do does not use needles. The client gets a safe feeling of being cradled and held thanks to the supportive way the practitioner touches the client. In contrast to Shiatsu Jin shin do is slower. The main Jin shin do purposes are muscular armoring and deep release.
The method of Jin shin do teaches the client to balance his body energy. The method has a number of its own recipes which make the method very easy to use. So, anyone can use the method for himself, his friends and family. When the students start learning the method, first he teaches 45 basic points on the human body which are responsible for this or that kind of feeling. When the student progresses, he learns twelve "Organ Meridians" and another two hundred points. Classes in the technique teach how and in which situations it is necessary to use the points as well as how to combine them and what result to expect. There are also so called distal points which are used to release tension more pleasantly, deeply and easily.
Jin shin do is a very effective method. One of its main purposes is to release tension. It is worthy to mention that the release of tension stimulates the well-being of the body mind. It also helps to realize that the ability to transform pain into pleasure is a real psychological boost. Acupressure theory also points out the fact that the wellbeing of the body mind is much influenced by the energy balance of the "meridians" and "channels" lines of the related points. It is Qi energy that moves through the points. Those who receive Jin shin do tell they experience "energy flow" in the form of a pleasant feeling of "streaming" and "tingling".