Treat your Dog’s Digestive Issues yourself with Jin Shin Jyutsu


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 Do It Yourself Jin Shin Harmonizers for your Cats & Dogs and Use Jin Shin Jyutsu to Treat your Cat’s Digestive Issues

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.

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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.

An Introduction to Key Holding Points

  • Make sure that the atmosphere is as calm and undisturbed as possible
  • Feed your cat or dog beforehand so that they are not hungry, and their physical needs do not disturb the peace
  • Decide which points or flows to use
  • To start off, hold the initial centering points
  • Then place your hands or fingers on the chosen energy points
  • Hold the points until you feel a calm, even flow or pulsation (2–3 minutes per hold)
  • Depending on the issue at hand, you can give 2–3 treatments (or more) per day. Your pets will show you what is best for them
  • There are different safety energy locks or flows for most issues. Try them out, see what feels good. If your pet does not like a certain hold, try another
  • You cannot go wrong!


Let your intuition guide you to find your own way. You cannot go wrong! Even if you accidentally hold a “wrong” point, there are no negative consequences. It may just take a little longer for your treatment to have an impact. The harmonizing of energy flows is always linked to the intelligence of the body, and the body ultimately uses the harmonized energy exactly as is needed.

Keep Going

In cases of more severe or chronic illnesses, it is particularly important to harmonize energy points regularly. You can simply give treatments for a few minutes at a time throughout the day, thus offering regular impulses to the body. Alternatively, you can hold points for a little longer once a day. Let your pet guide you, depending on what it is comfortable with. And remember healthy cats and dogs like to be treated too! Regular treatments allow your pet to drop into a deep state of relaxation, in which extensive regeneration and healing can take place.


Treating Dogs Digestive Issues:

Stomach Pain and Colic

To relieve colic, place your hands on both SELs 1, on the inside of the knee joints on the hind legs.

Or hold high SEL 1 (approximately one paw’s width above SEL 1) together with low SEL 8 (approximately one paw’s width below SEL 8).


Hold both SELs 1. Or place one hand on SEL 1, the other hand on SEL 14.

Twisted Stomach (Gastric Torsion)

Gastric torsion is more common in large dogs, especially Great Danes, shepherds, setters and St Bernards, although other dogs are not immune to it. Insufficiently tight connective tissue can slacken the suspension system of internal organs, in this case that of the stomach, which can then “rotate” due to factors such as increased gas formation. In such instances, only surgery will help.

You can also support your dog by holding both SELs 15 or SEL 15 together with SEL 11 before and after surgery.

To strengthen the connective tissue, hold SEL 16 together with SEL 25 on a regular basis.

Pancreas and Spleen

To strengthen the pancreas, hold both SELs 14.

Or place one hand on SEL 14 and the other hand on high SEL 1 (about a paw’s width above SEL 1) on the other side of the body.

Intestine Constipation

The cause of constipation is often a lack of exercise or an unvaried diet, unless serious illnesses are involved. Also, make sure that your dog always has access to fresh drinking water.

To clear a blockage, hold both SELs 1 (p. 217). Or place one hand on the second toe of the front paw and the other hand on SEL 11 on the other side of the body.


Diarrhea can have a number of causes. If it does not improve within a day despite treatment, and/or the general condition of your dog is impaired, have it looked into by a vet.

Hold both SELs 8 or place one hand on the right SEL 8 and the other hand on the right high SEL 1 (about a paw’s width above SEL 1).

Intestinal Colic

To calm the bowels, you can place one hand on SEL 1 and the other hand on high SEL 19 on the other side of the body.

Intestinal Parasites

If your dog keeps having parasite issues, hold both SELs 19 on a regular basis.

Or hold SEL 3 together with SEL 19 first on one side of the body, then on the other.

Jin Shin for Cats and Dogs by Tina Stümpfig © 2022 Findhorn Press. Printed with permission from the publisher Inner Traditions International.


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Tina Stümpfig
Tina Stümpfig is a psychologist and experienced Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, working with people and animals. The author of Jin Shin Healing Touch: Quick Help for Common Ailments, she offers individual treatments, Jin Shin Jyutsu trainings, and workshops. Tina lives in Wangen, Germany.


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