Category Archives: Jin Shin Jyutsu®

Portrait Philomena Dooley, Jin Shin Jyutsu instructor

Philomena Dooley has been involved in Jin Shin Jyutsu for 36 years, first as a practitioner and then as an instructor, teaching all over the world. This portrait recounts how she first found out about JSJ as a registered nurse, … Continue reading

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Stress: Portrait of a Killer

Most of my clients remark on just how relaxed they feel after a Jin Shin Jyutsu treatment. “I enter into this state of complete calm,” remarked one of them recently. Indeed, Jin Shin Jyutsu is uniquely suited to return the … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes

Here is a fascinating article from Discover Magazine on behavioral epigenetics, a brand-new field in neuroscience. It is surprising many, including geneticists, who until recently didn’t believe that epigenetic changes could be passed down from parent to child, one generation after … Continue reading

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Health Care System Falls Short on Stress Management

As we know by now, therapeutic bodywork like massage therapy and Jin Shin Jyutsu does an excellent job at lowering stress, anxiety, tension, and pain, while increasing energy levels, quality of sleep, and overall well-being. But according to a recent … Continue reading

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How it feels to have a stroke

In her amazing TED talk from 2008, Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist who trained at Harvard University, tells the powerful and emotional story of her stroke and what it felt like. As it happened — as she felt her brain … Continue reading

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Judith B. Andry’s ‘A Touching Good-Bye’

With Jin Shin Jyutsu becoming more widely known in the medical community at large, A Touching Good-Bye is filling a big gap, as much for the general public as for practitioners: how to help people in times of critical illness … Continue reading

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Video about Jin Shin Jyutsu at the UK Markey Cancer Center

As previously mentioned on this site, the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky has been offering Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) free to its patients. This has been made possible through a grant from the Lexington Cancer Foundation. In … Continue reading

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Study finds Jin Shin Jyutsu reduced heart rate significantly in stroke survivors

This study, conducted by Kristina McFadden and Theresa Hernandez of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder, investigated the effects of Jin Shin Jyutsu on cardiovascular function in stroke survivors, a population that could … Continue reading

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Jin Shin Jyutsu shown effective in helping to treat traumatic brain injury

This results of this 2011 study by the University of Colorado Boulder, involving 38 study subjects, indicate a link between the Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments and enhanced cognitive function in study subjects with mild traumatic brain injury, or TBI. “We found … Continue reading

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Jin Shin Jyutsu provides significant improvement of side effects related to cancer treatment, according to new research

This new study is exciting news for the Jin Shin Jyutsu community, in that it is part of the trend of increasing acceptance of JSJ in the clinical field.  The Kentucky Markey Center (Lexington, KY), which published the study, alongside … Continue reading

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