The ancient Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu believes that all the problems of the human body are rooted in tension. And the best way to get rid of this tension is to uncover blocked energy pathways by massaging your hands. According to this practice, each finger is connected to certain organs and emotions.
So all we have to do is apply pressure and gently massage our fingers and hands to get relief from a particular problem. We would like to provide you with guidance on hand pressure points that will help your body feel better.
Jin Shin Jyutsu: The Art of Hands-On Healing
The 5 Fingers
Generally, these are the organs that each finger is connected to and the problems they can help alleviate:
Thumb: It is connected to the stomach and spleen and can help with digestion problems and headaches. It can also help with digestion problems and depression.
Index: is connected to the bladder and kidneys. It can help with back and tooth pain, as well as frustration, fear, and discomfort in the elbow and arm.
Middle finger: It is connected to our gallbladder and liver and can help with fatigue, eyestrain, and dry cough. It can also help us with anger, irritability, indecision, and instability.
Ring finger: connects to the liver and large intestine and can help you breathe and let go of things. It can also help us with sadness, negativity, and a lack of common sense.
The little finger: It is connected to the heart and the small intestine and can help with a sore throat and calm the nerves. Mentally, it can help us with insecurities and confusion.
The Tip Of Each Finger
Also known as dispersions, applying pressure to the tips of all 5 fingers can help you deal with common flu symptoms such as fever and sore throat. The thumb is connected to the diaphragm, the index and middle fingers to the head, the ring finger to the ears, and the little finger to the solar plexus.
What you can do is pinch the tip of each finger for about 20 seconds at a time. Some doctors believe that this method can help with epilepsy and even coma.
The 4 Joints
These 4 pressure points are located between the second and third joints and are connected to our eyes and ears. Tired eyes, sore eyes, ringing in the ears, and earaches can be relieved by massaging these areas of your fingers.
Also, acupressure fans believe that these points can help with digestive problems, especially in children.
The Lung Meridian
This area covers the entire space from the tip of the thumb to the crease of the wrist. There are a few pressure points along the way and you can press all or some of them.
Symptoms that can be treated are those of a common cold, including a sore throat, sneezing, and chills. This area is also connected to the spinal cord, which means it can help with back pain.
The Heart 7 Point
This point is great for relieving anxiety and there is evidence to support this claim, as a 2017 study provided us with enough claims. According to their findings, people who had a hand massage before undergoing a heart procedure were less anxious about the surgery.
The Heart 7 point in particular is located just below the wrist crease on the outside. You can massage these points on both hands for 1 minute each and feel their relief.
The Inner And Outer Gate Point
To find this point, you will need to use your three fingers to measure one inch below your wrist. There, in the center of the wrist, you will find the internal crossing point that you can firmly massage.
Nausea, stomach pain, and digestive problems are some of the problems that can be relieved. That particular point can also help with headaches and even treat them for good, according to this review.
Have you ever experienced these pressure points and felt relieved? Is hand reflexology something you’ll be doing soon?