What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?

Jin Shin Jyutsu (pronounced "jit-su"), a time-honored Japanese healing art that harmonizes the vital energy in the whole person, has been called "acupuncture without needles" for its similar therapeutic value in balancing the body’s energy. Jin Shin Jyutsu enables us to experience and remember the simple, innate gift of awareness that we all possess. In this awareness are the tools we need to harmonize each other and ourselves.

Jin Shin Jyutsu dates back to the most ancient Japanese text, the Kojiki (AD. 712), which Master Jiro Murai rediscovered in Japan in the early l900s. After clearing himself of a life-threatening illness, he devoted the remainder of his life to studying this ancient art. His student, Mary Burmeister, brought the art of Jin Shin Jyutsu to the United States in the 1950s. Through her practice, writings and teachings, she has shared the art with thousands of people worldwide.

How Does it Work?

Jin Shin Jyutsu works with the life energy that flows through your body on pathways similar to the acupuncture meridians. Along these pathways are specific areas (26 on each side of the body) called “safety energy locks” that act like circuit breakers: by locking when the flow of energy in a pathway is too much, too little or stagnant, they protect us from further disharmony.

When a safety energy lock is blocked, symptoms such as pain or dysfunction will appear in that area of the body. Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners can unlock the blockage and release imbalance and symptoms by using their hands as “jumper cables,” specifying safety energy locks in certain sequences. Once the energy flows freely, harmony and wellness are restored.

The art of Jin Shin Jyutsu is always working on all levels of the body, emotions, mind and spirit. As we address the symptoms that have manifested on the outer layers of our form, we also work with emotions, attitudes and--more deeply still--the blueprint of our energetic system. The harmonizing at these deepest levels then spirals back outward, restoring balance to the mind, emotions and physical body.