Jin Shin Do

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Jin Shin Do ("The Way of the Compassionate Spirit") is a therapeutic massage technique developed in the 1970s by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden derived from Jin Shin Jyutsu.[1] It combines elements of Japanese acupressure, Chinese acupuncture, orgone of Wilhelm Reich, Qigong, principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, and Taoist philosophy, but uses its own specialized terminology. The technique uses verbal guidance, light exercise, and fully clothed massage. The major goal is to release chronic tension, referred to as "armoring", and to rebalance the flow of a putative energy lifeforce based on the traditional Chinese concept of qi. Neither qi nor the meridians along which it is said to flow have any physiological or histological basis. (See also Jin Shin Jyutsu: Glossary_of_alternative_medicine#Jin_Shin_Jyutsu.)


  1. ^ Teeguarden, Iona Marsaa. "The Development of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure". Jin Shin Do Foundation. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 

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