Each finger is connected to an organ, squeeze it for 5 seconds to relieve pain

There was a time when, well before the existence of medicines as we know them today and the construction of hospitals, to relieve its evils and to heal of diseases passed mainly by natural treatments. With herbal remedies or targeted massages, they called for some very old practices, including the ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu where pressure points could relieve pain in an instant. Guillaume Besson , creator of the site Juste bien chez soi, is enlightening us on this art that came straight from Japan.

According to the records of the Imperial Palace in Japan, the art of  Jin Shin Jyutsu  would have existed for hundreds of years and would be part of the “traditional wisdom of the universe”. However, its true value will only be recognized after a few centuries. Rediscovered by the Japanese master Jirô Murai in the 1900s, it is there that he will regain his greatness and even manage to make his way to the Western world thanks to a woman named Mary Burmeister. Disciple of Master Murai for twelve long years, she will learn the foundations of Jin Shin Jyutsu to transmit its principles to other continents.

Since its creation, this ancestral art has found the means to perpetuate itself to bring us many health benefits. Through a deep connection and a harmonization of vital energy, it is based on the idea that our  inner energy flows can sometimes be interrupted due to physical, mental or emotional disturbances. Through the use of hands and their pressure on certain areas of the body, it is possible to fluidize the circulation of the waves that inhabit us to feel better.

To relieve some ailments, the Jin Shin Jyutsu can bring a lot of help, including putting pressure on your fingers for a few seconds. To better understand this practice, here’s what each finger can do for your body:


Linked to the stomach and spleen, the thumb helps relieve abdominal pain, skin problems and headaches. On the emotional level, it reduces stress, anxiety, worry and nervousness.

The index

Connected to the kidneys and bladder, the index acts on the digestive problems as   well as on the pains related to the muscles, the back and the teeth. From a mental point of view, he would also act on shyness and fear.

The major

The middle finger is connected to the  liver  and gallbladder. On a physical level, it acts on blood pressure, fatigue, menstrual pain and visual or blood disorders. At the emotional level, it helps to regulate feelings of anger, mood swings, nervousness and bitterness.

The annular

Linked to the lungs and the large intestine, the ring helps relieve breathing problems, digestive disorders and ringing in the ears. Morally, he drives out negativity, dark thoughts, fear of rejection, sadness and depression.


Last but not least, the little finger is connected to the heart and the small intestine. It would act positively on heart ailments and bone problems while resolving certain emotional problems such as insecurity, lack of self-confidence, pessimism or lack of energy.

How to practice Jin Shin Jyutsu?

First and foremost, Jin Shin Jyutsu is not a substitute but a complement to conventional medicine. As Guillaume Besson explains, this one is not intended to replace your medical treatment. On the other hand, it can be used in a complementary way to relieve your physical and emotional pain.

Very simple to perform, the Jin Shin Jyutsu has a considerable advantage: it can be practiced anywhere and anytime! In the subway, in the office, in a waiting room or in your bed, this art would, according to its followers, be able to relieve you wherever you are.

To master the technique, simply press the finger phalanges with the thumb and index finger of the opposite hand. It will maintain this pressure for a few minutes depending on the pain felt before moving to the same finger on the other hand. Having a cumulative effect, this exercise can be repeated as many times as you like. 

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