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Jin Shin Jyutsu is the healing art of harmonizing the body mind and spirit with gentle touch. It facilitates balancing the body's energy system which promotes health and well-being and assist the body's innate healing capacity. It is a valuable compliment to conventional medical care, inducing deep relaxation, reducing the effects of stress and anxiety, thereby improving the quality of life for the cancer patient.
This rejuvenative touch provides a drug-free, all-natural way to help control pain and reduce some of the side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea, headaches and exhaustion. The treatment sessions can be given before, during or after chemotherapy and are designed to heighten the energy flow through the body reducing fatigue as well as boosting the immune system.
At Marin Integrative Oncology Associates, a cancer treatment center in Greenbrae California, Jin Shin Jyutsu is given during or soon after chemotherapy to almost all cancer patients. Jill Holden, the Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner has noted a marked reduction in the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation and states "the recovery rate from bone marrow transplantation is increased by about 50%". She and her patients have noted an increase in energy levels by 80% or better when they receive Jin Shin Jyutsu on a regular basis during their cancer treatment.
According to one article from the San Francisco Medical Society: "Reported benefits for women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer has prompted a research study, now underway, at the Complementary Medicine Research Institute at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) [in conjunction with the National Institute for Health] studying the effects of Jin Shin Jyutsu in reducing fatigue, nausea and improving quality of life (among other measures) during chemotherapy.".
Jin Shin Jyutsu is the art of "getting to know yourself" and self-help techniques are part of each session. These simple hand-holds help to empower each person to play a major role in their health care and their healing process. Simple finger poses like holding your thumb can help with fatigue, anxiety, nervousness, and depression as well as help to strengthen your spleen and digestion. Family members are also taught these simple techniques so they can continue to provide healing touch for a loved one who is ill.
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