Jin Shin Jyutsu is a gentle healing art to harmonize life energy, which can be applied to humans as well as animals. By placing our hands on certain points on the body, life energy is brought back into flow, self-healing potentials are stimulated, and complaints and symptoms are alleviated or completely eliminated. Holding Jin Shin points is a wonderful and easy way to regain mental and physical balance. Read Tina’s other articles Use Jin Shin Jyutsu to Treat your Cat’s Digestive Issues and Treat your Dog’s Digestive Issues yourself with Jin Shin Jyutsu
You can use Jin Shin Jyutsu to help your cat or dog, if they are undergoing veterinary treatment or are about to have an operation. Jin Shin Jyutsu has a strengthening effect after surgical interventions, supports the healing process and makes it easier to tolerate anesthetics.
By holding certain points on the body, you help to “jump-start” life energy so that it can flow harmoniously, evenly, and powerfully again. Health and well-being rely on this harmonious flow of life energy.
Even if your cat or dog has no symptoms or other issues, you can use the flows as a preventative measure. You can strengthen the health and resilience of your pet with just a few minutes of treatment.
The following hold is very suitable for starting a treatment:
Place one hand on SEL 13, the other hand on SEL 10.
This is a good hold to say hello, to attune and to begin to relax. It brings the exhale and inhale into balance, facilitates a state of rest and fosters engagement with the treatment.
This is an important hold for:
- all breathing issues
- chest colds (bronchitis)
- neglected and abused pets
- and very shy animals.
Getting the Energy Flowing
This simple hold is also good for initiating a treatment. It gets energy flowing and at the same time has a deeply calming effect. It is also a helpful hold for very restless cats or dogs that generally do not like to be touched. Likewise, it is a good first aid hold for all injuries, accidents, shock and overheating.
For the left side of the body: Place the left hand on the left SEL 4 (directly under the base of the skull) and the right hand on the left SEL 13 (on the left side of the chest, approximately at the height of the third rib).
And reverse this for the right side of the body:
Right hand on the right SEL 4 and left hand on the right SEL 13. This hold:
- harmonizes emotions
- dispels general fatigue
- helps with everything related to the head
- strengthens the eyes
- supports the legs on the corresponding side of the body
- helps the hips and is very helpful for end-of-life support
The Paw Flow
The paw flow corresponds to the finger–toe flow for humans. For this flow, always hold a finger with the opposite toe on the other side of the body. In other words, the thumb of the right hand and the left small toe, the right index finger and the second smallest left toe, etc. For the paw flow for cats and dogs hold the entire paw: one front paw and the rear paw on the other side of the body, i.e., the right front paw with the left rear paw and the left front paw with the right rear paw. This is a very simple, yet extremely effective flow that can be used anywhere and anytime.
The paw flow regenerates and renews the entire body, helps with broken bones and sprains, strengthens the spine and helps with all back issues. It is an important flow in the event of a stroke and serves as a first aid hold for injuries.
The Supervisor Flows
The supervisor flows also harmonize the whole being. They are two energy pathways that run symmetrically along the left and right sides of the body. The name comes from their task, which is to look after and support both sides of the body – and, at the same time, to support all SELs located on these pathways. The supervisor flows, just like the main central flow, have a very deep and comprehensive effect. You can use the holds described below for general harmonization and also when you are not really sure what to harmonize. They help every time and with everything.
Application on the left side of the body:
STEP 1: Place one hand on the left SEL 11 (lower end of the cervical spine) and the other hand on the left SEL 25 (under the hindquarters).
STEP 2: Keep one hand on the left SEL 11, and place the other hand on the left SEL 15 (in the groin).
For the right side of the body reverse the hold:
STEP 1: Place one hand on the right SEL 11 and the other hand on the right SEL 25.
STEP 2: Keep one hand on the right SEL 11 and place the other hand on the right SEL 15.
The Supervisor Flows
- can always be applied
- strengthen the entire energy system and harmonize the whole being
- harmonize breathing
- support digestion
- strengthen the spine
- promote the healing of broken bones
- help to reduce stress
- support and harmonize all SELs
- and are very helpful in all critical situations.
Jin Shin for Cats and Dogs by Tina Stümpfig © 2022 Findhorn Press. Printed with permission from the publisher Inner Traditions International. www.InnerTraditions.com
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