Diagnosis of Jin Shin Jutsu:
- Jin Shin Jyutsu uses 52 energetic points, or safety energy locks, on the body (similar to acupressure points).
- These energy locks can be thought of as small breaker boxes that keep the energy system in check, like the fuse box in a home, Bradley explained. These points are stimulated in predetermined orders called flows.
- The specific hand and finger positions the practitioner uses are called holds, though this word applies only in the most passive sense because there is no gripping, grasping or manipulation at all—instead, a very light touch is used.
- During the session, the patient lies comfortably on a padded surface, fully clothed except for shoe watches and jewelry also may be removed from the wrist.
- First the practitioner places her hands on the patient’s wrists in a technique called pulse listening, to sense the energetic pulse and determine which procedures are needed to promote balance.
- Then she works her way through various safety energy locks, moving from one to the next as she senses that harmony is being restored.
- A session with a professional typically lasts about an hour.
- The cost is similar the charge for a massage, depending on the location, practitioner and years of experience. Sometimes the service is provided without charge—for instance, the Jin Shin Jyutsu program at Markey Cancer Center is offered free to patients through a grant from the Lexington Cancer Foundation.