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Jin Shin is an ancient therapy believed to be over 3,000 years old from Japan from which a number of therapies, like reiki and shiatsu, are believed to have originated.   It was traditionally passed down from one family member to another.   However, over time, and with medicine being used, it was almost lost as a healing tool.  Jiro Murai rediscovered it in "The Record of Ancient Things", written in 712 A.D.   He passed this knowledge on to Mary Burmeister, a visiting American of Japanese descent after the Second World War, who then studied with him for several years.   She eventually taught this to several students, including Betsy Dayton.   Betsy then called it High Touch (reg) Jin Shin and trained therapists including Heidi Ritz, who at that time lived in the U.K. and I was trained by her.   Whilst this is usually given as an individual treatment on others, it can also be used for Self Help and used by Carers.    I run courses for these. 

Below I give the simplest routine that anyone can use on themselves.   I encourage you to give it a try and to pass this information on to anyone you know who may need it.

Self Help


Dee runs one-day courses regularly on how to treat yourself, using the materials and the booklet produced by Betsy Dayton.   She has also written a very similar booklet for carers to follow, so they can help family and friends.  Treatments are effective when given fully clothed and even over boots.   The most basic flow is given below.   For other self treatments, as given in her booklet and shown on the course, you would need to identify which side of your body needs help most by touching a pair of bi-lateral pulses on your torso.   You will then need to decide which ‘flow’ you would like to do on yourself, taken from the information in her booklet.   This booklet is easy to carry in a pocket or handbag and is especially useful for taking on holiday.   The booklet forms an essential part of the course material.   There is an index at the back listing over 100 common ailments indicating the relevant ‘flows’ that you can give to yourself and an easy to follow diagram of where all the 26 points are located.


By placing your hands in the set sequence over a number of points on the body and waiting until you feel a pulse at each one, you can release the energy blockages in those areas.   This will help bring a sense of balance back to yourself.   The process is much like using a jumper cable to "jump start" your car.   The energy comes from your own hands.   These ‘flows’ can be learned and used by everyone.

Try doing the Main Central Harmonizer, the most basic flow, on yourself or as a carer, as described below.   This helps the body’s chakras and is the only flow when you don’t need to worry about which side to treat.