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Stress Relief

Since election day there are many people who are dealing with shock, upset, fear, anger and outright depression. Here are some things that can help if you are experiencing difficulty with the recent turn of events. TAKE A WALK Go for a walk around the block or longer. Even better, go to a park or to the beach – anywhere …

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Muscle Strain and Pain

Here in Northern California, spring has definitely sprung! Along with the warmer weather comes the aches and pains of using our muscles in ways they haven’t been used all winter – outdoor exercise, gardening and warm weather projects. If you find yourself with aching muscles here’s a Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help technique that can help the muscles let go and relax. You’ll be using Jin Shin Jyutsu’s safety energy lock #8 which is a point located at the outside back of the knee on the head (the knobby part) of the fibula bone

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Baby Sea Lion Encounter

I have shared this story with a few of you but here is the written account. It happened many years ago – maybe 1999 or 2000. It is a true story.
Enjoy,

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(Self) Help for the Sleepless

NOT SLEEPING LIKE A BABY?
One of the concerns I often hear in my practice is difficulty sleeping; getting to sleep and/or staying asleep. There are many variables that can affect our sleep patterns; hormones (or the lack thereof), diet, allergies, the mattress/pillows we are using, lack of exercise, electrical interference, light, sound, etc. You may need to address some of those to get great sleep but there are ways to harmonize sleep projects using Jin Shin Jyutsu on yourself. Here are four Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help techniques that may help:

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Cancer Treatment and Jin Shin Jyutsu

Cancer patients going through chemotherapy or radiation have much less pain, nausea and stress after receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions. This is something that Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners have known for years. Now in a new study confirming this, the Markey Cancer Center (University of Kentucky Health Care) in conjunction with the Lexington Cancer Foundation published results of 206 sessions with 111 patients. Below is a graph showing the results and links for more information about that study.

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I’m dancing as fast as I can

Do you ever feel like there will never be an end to all the things you need to get done? Do you sometimes feel like a hamster in a wheel running as fast as you can? This is a common way of being in our culture and over time it can have serious health consequences. Often called being in the ‘adrenal mode’ or the ‘fight-or-flight mode’, early humans needed this ability to outrun saber tooth tigers.

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Spring Cleaning

Last weekend I was consumed by cleaning everything in sight. It didn’t occur for me until the end of the day that ‘Oh, it’s spring and I’ve got the spring cleaning bug!’ It’s always been a natural inclination for me to want to clear out the cobwebs after the long winter and I think it’s natural for most of us

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New Year- New Beginning

This has been an eventful year globally, locally and perhaps for you personally as well. For me, it brought my first grandchild and I’m delighting in being a ‘Grammy’! As I watch my sweet tiny grandson, I am reminded of what a new beginning really means. He has no preconceived ideas about the future and takes each moment newly.

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Jin Shin Jyutsu for the Holidays

December is here and with it the joy and the stress of the holidays. For some it is the stress of shopping for the right gifts, family gatherings, eating and drinking more and different than usual, too much to do and not enough time to do it

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Winterizing Your Health

It’s almost Halloween but winter is on it’s way and the flu season has already begun! We winterize our homes, gardens and vehicles to prepare them for the winter. If we are smart, we will do the same with our bodies