"Jin Shin Do" means "The Way of the Compassionate Spirit." Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® uses gentle, yet deep, finger pressure on specific acu-points along with verbally-guided body focusing techniques to help release muscular armoring or chronic tension, balance the Qi or energy, and improve vitality. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress and trauma-related problems. A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acu-theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, JSD acupressure was originated by psychotherapist, Iona Marsaa Teeguarden.
Jin Shin Do® Acupressure in not intended for the diagnosis, treatment or cure of disease. It is a relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom, even a seemingly minor one, the reader is strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin shin Do® Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and encouraging a sense of increased well-being.
Those interested in learning more about the origin, evolution and requirements for becoming a Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist or Authorized Jin Shin Do® Teacher are encouraged to visit the Jin Shin Do® Foundation website.