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The Magical Thing That Happens When You Press Each Finger On Your Hand

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Many people, ancient and living today, believed that most of the body's ills came from disharmony inside of the body. That disharmony can be achieved through bad diet, bad habits, and poor thoughts.

But there is a way to alleviate the disharmony plaguing your body, which can manifest as physical, mental and emotional pain. And it's something called Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient art similar to acupuncture, acupressure and reflexology.

What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?

The ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (pronounced gin-shin-jitsu), or art of mending, is from Japan and uses certain pressure points to create harmony in your body.

Should you think this practice is anything less than scientific, the UC San Diego Center For Integrative Medicine offers the following explanation:

"Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) is a 3,000-year-old ancient healing art. There is a growing body of research on the use of JSJ that has shown it to be beneficial for a variety of health conditions... JSJ is a gentle form of acupressure therapy that uses light finger pressure over specific points on the body while fully clothed.

JSJ restores the flow of energy, which may be blocked due to illness or pain. JSJ is beneficial for a variety of conditions including acute and chronic pain, increasing immune function, eliminating fatigue, reducing stress, and improving digestion."

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How does Jin Shin Jyutsu work?

The purpose of Jin Shin Jyutsu is to release the tension that is causing physical or mental ailments in your body. These ailments occur when the flow of energy in your pathways is blocked.

A massage therapist will apply firm pressure after "feeling" the energy pulses in the wrist, arranging their hands over specific parts of a person's body, called "safety energy locks," to stimulate and restart the energy circulation.

Removing the blocks to let energy flow can reduce stress, relieve pain, and also leads to relaxation and mental harmony.

But you don't need a professional to unblock your energy. In fact, applying pressure to your fingertips can help relieve very specific physical and mental issues you might suffer from.

Using the image below, you can find the right fingers to put pressure on to help relieve certain symptoms in your body.

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Here's what happens when you activate the pressure points on each finger on your hand:

Be sure to hold the point on each finger for between 4-5 minutes, breathing deeply to help the energy flow through your body.

If you put pressure on the thumb

When you press on the tip of your thumb, you bring harmony to your stomach, small intestine, and spleen. By pressing the area between the thumb and index finger known as the hand valley point, located in the middle of your palm, you can alleviate nausea and bring full-body balance.

This hand pressure point can relieve nervousness, anxiety and depression. You can also relieve skin problems, headaches, stomachaches, and the sensation of constantly being ill.

If you put pressure on the index or pointer finger

By pressing on your index or pointer fingertip, you bring harmony to your kidneys, bladder, and urinary system.

You can relieve feelings of apprehension, as well as muscle cramps, back pain, tooth aches and digestive tract problems.

If you put pressure on the middle finger

Putting pressure on this point will help you bring harmony to your liver and nerves, as well as your circulation system.

You can relieve feelings of anger and uncertainty. And you can also improve your cardiovascular health, menstrual pain, issues with vision, and headaches.

If you put pressure on the ring finger

By activating this pressure point, you bring harmony to your lungs and digestive system. Pressure on the ring finger can relieve feelings of distress and sadness, as well as ringing in the ears, breathing problems, and digestive problems.

If you put pressure on the pinkie finger or little finger

When you press the tip of your pinkie finger, you bring harmony to your heart and improve blood flow to your nervous system.

You can relieve feelings of tension, anxiety and loneliness, and bring calm and relaxation to your body. You can also improve pain from a sore throat, flatulence, and issues with your bones.

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