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A fellow student asks

A new student is attending Ian Harris’ 5-day Basic Class with me in Morristown, NJ. She wrote: I briefly spoke with you after you stated a condition can be corrected with 3-6 sessions with an experienced practitian. You also said it’s important that the client (me) follow the recommended self help.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

It was an important question and here is what I replied to her: Mary is the one who said it should only take 3-6 sessions if the client does daily self-help…I’m just quoting her.

JSJ is not about making money. JSJ is about the Art of God helping people through a compassionate man/woman/child.

That is Mary’s heart. It is why David permits me to teach self-help freely on the Internet. He not only gave me written permission, he wrote, “Have fun with it.”

There are different types of vaginitis:

Bacterial vaginosis, which results from overgrowth of one of several organisms normally present in your vagina

Yeast infections, which are usually caused by a naturally occurring fungus called Candida albicans

Trichomoniasis, which is caused by a parasite and is commonly transmitted by sexual intercourse

Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis), which results from reduced estrogen levels after menopause.

Which type is diagnosed for you? What is the cause? Must be on the Mediator level, right?

With our growing understanding of JSJ, we know the body is saying there is a disharmony and the symptoms are merely calling our attention to it.

As it is above, so it is below.

As you study JSJ, you will become aware of the suggestions of teachers and other practitioners who are relating their own personal experience of working with a client’s project. Any one of the suggestions will help bring harmony.

Understanding the flow of energy through the body can help. Listening to wrist and body pulses will help.

Sara Harper says if you simply jumper-cable your thumb for the rest of your life, your mind-body-spirit will be in harmony.

Having a practitioner give sessions will only be more efficient…if…the client does daily self-help.

Master Murai meditated and did Mudras and his life was saved and he began his journey that we all benefit from today.

If you simply jumper-cable your own fingers as you take 36 conscious breaths, your body-mind-spirit will be harmonized.

JSJ does not “cure”. It “harmonizes”.

If you, as a client perform the MCV self-help every day and the 36 breaths while jumper-cabling your fingers every night, you will see the difference in 7 days. Mary says so.

Ian Harris is teaching us two very important truths.

1. Teachers teach us to think.

2. The key is awareness.

So, when we study SELs and Depths and Flows and (after five 5-day basic classes) Haruki Kato’s two textbooks, it is to help us to think and become aware. We must KNOW MYSELF IT IS first, then we can better help others.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

A reader asks

…about flows that will help harmonize a chronic viral hepatitis disease of the liver, as it relates to the Star-Man Wheel.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

That said, I will try to explain the Star-Man Wheel as I understand it. I have been studying JSJ for 10 years and still need to learn myself.

First, the reader must have taken at least one 5-day Basic class. Do not hesitate to contact your teacher. All teachers happily answer questions their students may have. Remember that I am yet a student myself and have occasionally availed myself of help from one of my many teachers.

Star-Man is very helpful as we learn to bring harmony to body, mind and spirit. One important acronym I’ve learned is “USE”. Star Man has a face, two arms and two legs. If you turn the wheel so his face is on 3rd Depth Liver/Gallbladder, you can apply the acronym.

USE: Unburden, Support, Energize  

“Unburden” is for 2 after (Star-Man’s left leg, or 5th Depth Heart/Small Intestine)

“Support” is for 2 before (Star-Man’s right leg, or 4th depth Kidney/Bladder)

“Energize” is for 1 before (Star-Man’s right arm, or 3rd Depth Liver/Gallbladder)

Since harmonizing energy flows clockwise and disharmonized energy flows counter-clockwise, we want to make sure that every SEL is open before we release the blocked energy at 3rd Depth Liver, which has been “dammed” up. (…and backing up). So you can open 5th Depth Heart/Small Intestine, then 4th Depth Kidney/Bladder and final bread down the dam at 3rd depth Liver/Gallbladder.

Cause could be either 1st Depth Stomach/Spleen or 4th Depth Kidney/Bladder or 5th Depth Heart/Small Intestine and, since the manifestation of the dis-ease is 3rd Depth Liver/Gallbladder, then poor 2nd Depth Lung/Large Intestine is starving.

Remember what you learned in class about the order of the depths: 1st, 3rd, 2nd, 5th, 4th.

Take a look at your Star-Man. Note the position of 6th Depth (your own personal blueprint) Lumbar vertebrae.

This leaves us with many JSJ choices as to causes and flow options. That is why we need to learn to listen to our pulses. We listen for harmony. Where we hear disharmony, we have a place to begin and use the JSJ tools. Practice listening to your pulses every day. KNOW MYSELF IT IS.

I do not know the particulars, but usually tainted blood brings the virus to the liver where it can exist undetected for years…or not.

We know we draw from our own personal 6th Depth Blueprint every day. Also, we can draw new healthy cells from that Blueprint. Different cells of our body are renewed at different lengths of time; eventually every cell is replaced with a new, healthy 6th Dept cell! Remember that “down the front” is masculine, creative generation energy flow and “up the back” is feminine, cleansing, regeneration flow.

Everything is related to everything. This is why Mary said that she considered herself a student of JSJ all the years of her life.

Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help must be practiced every day to help harmonize our body, mind and spirit.

One flow may be more efficient for a particular project, but simply holding (jumper-cabling) your thumb will work to bring harmony…it just takes a little longer!

Also, the Self-Help for Fatigue Flow Adjustment (Trinity) is like bringing out the “big guns”! It harmonizes, the Main Central, both Supervisors and both Mediators.

1. Place RIGHT fingers at top center of right half of head

2. Place LEFT fingers at top center of left half of head

I recommend 20 minutes morning and evening and propping your upper arms on pillows. Remember, it is a light touch.

I hope this helps…don’t forget to call your teacher!

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings




A reader asks

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

That said, I will respond to the reader who asked about Heart Function Energy. Actually, the reader asked about “heart function, one of the supporters of liver function”. I’m not too sure if the reader means the 3rd Depth Liver as the supporter for 5th Depth Heart.

I think the reader is referring to the Star-Man wheel. According to Star-Man, 3rd Depth Liver/Gallbladder supports 5th Depth Heart/Small Intestine. 5th Depth Heart/Small Intestine supports 1st depth Spleen/Stomach, therefore Heart does not support Liver on the Star-Man wheel. 4th Depth Kidney/Bladder supports Liver/Gallbladder. I hope this information is helpful. I’m not sure that I understand the question fully.

It will not hurt to briefly address Heart Function Energy as presented by one of the 24 teachers in a 5-day Basic Seminar. I will write only about the Self-Help aspect of the Flow.

For the Left flow:

Left hand on left 11 with right hand on left  17. Then move right hand to right 22. A quickie would be to place left fingers lightly on right high 19 and right fingers on opposite (left) 7.

Reverse hands for the Right flow.

Harmonizing Heart Function Energy will help with all vital projects, macular degeneration, epileptic seizures, blood circulation, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, repressed anger, insomnia, rheumatic fever, thin hair, dry skin, asthma, depression and will help prevent strokes and varicose veins.

Another quickie is to hold SEL 24 and the 4th toe of the right foot.

I’m all about fingers and breath…gently hold little finger and practice conscious breathing; through the nostrils, by exhaling slowly and deeply (down the front) and inhaling slowly and deeply (up the back).

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

A reader asks:

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

That said, I will respond to the reader who asked about inner mouth/tongue/lip sores. These symptoms could appear as a result of many projects. I strongly suggest that the reader visit a medical or dental professional physician for a diagnosis.

While symptoms could be the result of many things, as described to me it could be a fungal infection often called “thrush”. Not uncommon, it can be more serious if the immune system is compromised.

If this is the case, it would be a 1st depth issue and harmonizing would be helpful. !st Depth includes body organs spleen and stomach and a harmonized spleen will help the immune system.

The reader might want to release a blocked Safety Energy Lock No. 1, 2 and/or 3. You might try holding same side 3/15, then same side 2/1, then same side 2/6. Those are quickies.

You might consider quickie self-helps for stomach and spleen, as well.  For stomach, lightly put right fingers on left 21 and left fingers on left 22, then move left fingers to right 14. To quickly harmonize spleen function energy, you might consider placing right fingers on right 5 and left fingers on coccyx. Then move right fingers to left 14.

My favorite is to simply hold the thumb whenever it is not busy doing something! I lightly wrap my right fingers around my left thumb or left fingers around right thumb…and take conscious breaths through my nose, beginning with the slow, deep exhale and then the slow, deep inhale.

Hope this helps!

Remember to see your doctor or dentist for a definitive diagnosis.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

To Unlock Safety Energy Lock 23

A reader asked about SEL 23.

In Text 1, only taught by one of the 24 qualified teachers in 5-day basic seminars, there is a flow to unlock “Safety” Energy Locks Nos. 23, 25.

SEL 23 is an ascending 4th Depth SEL. It maintains circulation, clearing toxin from muscles; it helps digestive disorders, hearing disorders and bone marrow projects. SEL 23 is at the kidneys on the back of the body and this flow will help many different conditions.

SEL 25 is an ascending 5th Depth SEL. It helps all bone issues. SEL 25 is located on the back of the body at the base of the pubic (sit-down) bone. It is located where the bladder lives.

SEL 23 controls human destiny. SEL 25 quietly regenerates. This flow is good for all critical projects. Muscles/kidneys (23) and bones/bladder (25) work together to harmonize deep layers of muscles/bones/circulation. Motion becomes emotion if we don’t move. This flow with help release fears/phobias, balance shyness and hyperactivity. It will help us make choices and even help us overcome jealousy and prejudice. It helps people with ADHD.

Open SELs 23 & 25 will help the immune system, blood conditions, clotting/platelets, the ciruclation and composition of blood, lymph projects, fibroids, adrenal gland issues, wounds that don’t heal, addictions, will detoxify our body. They will help diabetes, high cholesterol, tumors, gas/water retention.

Quickie self-help suggestions:

Gently hold SEL 3/opposite SEL15;  or same side SELs 23/22,  or SEL 5/opposite SEL 25,  or holding little finger.

In case you wonder why holding the little finger instead of the index finger (one side of the index finger is related to the bladder, the other side is related to the kidney), in the 5-day basic seminar you will learn that the flow for both kidney and bladder descends the back right along the spine. I frequently hold the sides of my index finger to alleviate pain from two prior spinal disc/fusions surgeries and 3 herniated discs. And so the flow for SEL 23/25 is different from the Body Organ flows for Bladder and Kidney.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

From the Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter


We are continuing to read about Safety Energy Lock 17 from issue Number 20, Spring 1998. Here is what Jed Schwartz shared about his experience of SEL 17:

I sit holding my 17′s waiting and hoping for the germination of an idea for this issue of The Main Central. This is one of the functions of 17, as I remember Mary sharing in class. I’m getting very relaxed – mind emptying – and a wonderful peacefulness fills me as I become aware of 17 flowing through me.

Seventeen is located in the valley between the two bumps on the back of the little finger side of the wrist. Certain practices of meditation utilize S.E.L. 17 by resting the wrists with the palms facing upward on the knees, which are in a cross leg or seated position. These postures are supposed to help facilitate a positive openness for meditation, contemplation and reflection.

S.E.L. 17 relates to spirit as well as to reproduction, similar to S.E.L. 13. Seventeen is spirit, the soul; and being an ascending Safety Energy Lock and on the Mediator, it brings forth the action of spirit ascending. Thirteen – the fertility specialist – is a descending Safety Energy Lock and is spirit descending into form.

I remember a client who had great anxiety and a history of mental-emotional stress: she would always fidget by wringing (circling) her wrists, first one and then the other, whether standing, sitting or lying down. She said that the greater the anxiety, the faster she would do this ritual in order to soothe herself. When I held her 17′s, they were throbbing with a rapid pulse. The suggestion to consciously hold S.E.L. 17 while exhaling helped to soothe her more effectively and activated 17′s harmonizing power.

I am now being the experience of 17, helping creative thinking. Enjoy being 17!

…full text available at

Thank you, Jed.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
Duarte February 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Hello again,
for me is very dificult to know if a sel lock is related to spirit, mind or body.
How coud change my way of think to understand this ?
I have seen a reference to a tarot book is other post, do you think is good?

Thank you very much
Debbie Beaton Post author February 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Yes, Duarte. The answer is yes. In “Jin Shin Jyutsu Is – Book I”, Mary says, “Introducing Jin Shin Jyutsu “Is”, is only to awaken our AWARENESS as to what “being” is. It is simply the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF. Through Jin Shin Jyutsu our awareness is awakened to the simple fact that all that is needed for harmony and balance (rhythm with the universe) physically, mentally, emotionally, digestively and spiritually is within MYSELF. Through this awareness, the feeling of complete peace, serenity, security, the oneness within is evident.”

My awareness of Jin Shin Jyutsu helped me understand some religions (I am an ordained minister) and led me to begin to study astrology (solar and Vedic), astronomy, Western Medicine (I was a certified EMT for 4 years, volunteering in my town) and quantum physics. I will need to live another 250 years to be able to wrap my brain around all this information, but a willingness to learn and an open mind are useful. I hasten to add that study doesn’t automatically trigger belief, nor should it. I have been seeking the TRUTH since I was 6. I have found many promoted truths to be, in fact, lies.

Jin Shin Jyutsu

I’m going to suggest the reader look up the post on January 24, 2014 in this category.
A comment was posted that has valuable information and I also responded to that post.
This may be my blog, but I don’t know if either post went via email notification to other readers.
So, look and see what Bara shared and then see my response.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

Jin Shin Jyutsu

In today’s post “All About Mary” we learn the Source Of Life Self-Help Flow.

I perform this flow daily before I get out of bed…remembering to step out of bed with left foot first on floor…for proper grounding.

After 8 5-day basic classes, I’ve learned more interesting facts about each and every, teeny-tiny aspect of Jin Shin Jyutsu. For interest, the relationship it has with numerology, astrology, astronomy, quantum physics, medicine, meditation….oh, my, the relationships go on and on and on!

The Main Central Vertical Harmonizing Energy (Universal) Self- Help Flow consists of 7 steps. It follows the line of Chakras – from crown chakra #7 (top center of head) to root chakra #1(at the base of the spine).

In Jin Shin Jyutsu, SEL 1 means Prime Mover, General Practitioner/Leader. In numerology, 1 is known as the primal generator and, like SEL 1, is Masculine and signifies unity (among other things) So, while step 1 is not where SEL 1 is located, it has numerology similarities by simply being number 1.

So, if the first step of the Self-Help flow is #1, and step 2 (between the eyebrows) where SELs 20 are located; 2+0=2. Then
Step 3 (tip of nose) is where the 21s are located; 2+1=3.
Step 4 (sternum) is where the 13s are located; 1+3=4.
Step 5 (base of sternum) is where the 14s are located; 1+4=5.
Step 6 (top of pubic bone) is where 15s are located; 1+5=6.
Step 7 (bring hand to coccyx from top of head, 1); 1+5+1-7.

Every page of every text book is purposely numbered by Mary to be meaningful to our awareness and understanding of this Art.

I don’t know about you, but this awareness sent me scurrying to find out more about the relationship between Jin Shin Jyutsu and numerology. Why did Master Jiro number the flows the way he did? Ah, I see this Art requires a lifetime of study!

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

From The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter

We have finished looking at the 26 Safety Energy Locks as shared by various JSJ instructors in The Main Central.

There is so much more for me to share about self-help with you, but there is one article in issue Number 29, Summer 2000 that says so much about this healing Art; I’m going to share it with you before we move on.

Phil Stock contributed an article about his wife’s stepfather entitled Being His Own Testimony.

“Red” has multiple “projects” with medical “labels” beginning in 1980 with needing to wear a pacemaker. In 1991 he underwent quad-bypass surgery with complications that affected his blood platelet count leading to clotting challenges. In 1995 he had carotid artery surgery that was initially unsuccessful requiring a total of 3 procedures in the span of 4 days. A lymph gland was “nicked” during the last procedure causing it to shut down. This, in turn, led to gross swelling of his arm as the lymphatic fluid built up; sometimes “springing a leak” of clear fluid escaping the tissue.

From 1993 through 2000, he was treated for multiple skin cancers which, when removed, aggravated his healing abilities because of the low platelet count.

In 1994, Red attended a Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help class for the first time, the first of 3 he would attend. His children continued to give him regular JSJ sessions, and Red faithfully added daily self-help. He slowly improved but was lonely and depressed because his life was so limited by his projects. Other JSJ flows were added to raise his spirits so he would not give up.

Red’s daughter learned and added a lymphatic massage technique and his health improved dramatically.

In 2000, at age 87, Red was again playing golf and had a new lady friend…they planned a cruise and he was teaching her how to play golf!

Phil closes his article with this: “He is certainly BEING his own testimony!”

There are many details in the article that I have omitted here, but the issue with the full text can be obtained at

Thank you, Red.
Thank you, Phil.

Guess it ain’t over ’til its over!

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

From The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter

Phyllis Singer contributed an article to issue Number 29, Summer 2000. Articulating the Artless Art ~ The Nature of the Safety Energy Locks.” This is part 3:

14 IS… Expanded knowledge of what it takes to sustain myself and maintain equilibrium in life.

15 IS… Joyousness, light-heartedness and an abundance of laughter.

16 IS… Feeling transformed, active and flexible.

17 IS… Relaxation available to me with an ability to foster this quality in others.

18 IS… Deepened body-awareness with a personality truer to my essence.

19 IS… Feeling empowered, trusting myself and my leadership.

20 IS… Experiencing an everlasting connection with nature and the Universe.

21 IS… Able to identify and let go of worry, finding profound security enveloping me.

22 IS… A markedly greater balance between receiving and giving in my life, allowing me to feel complete.

23 IS… In touch with my destiny with awareness of cyclic movement and patterns in life.

24 IS… Feeling harmonized with an enhanced sense of putting order into chaos.

25 IS… Enjoying personal sanctuary where I can quietly regenerate spirit, mind and body.

26 IS… Being Fulfilled.

A dictionary meaning for “articulate” is “to give clarity or coherence to” which could also be a definition for Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Expressing my experience of Jin Shin Jyutsu through the nature of the Safety Energy Locks has provided an opening for conveying the significance of this powerful Art, as it reveals itself in a life. Articulating this Artless Art through the Safety Energy Locks offers an opportunity for new insights to emerge each time I surrender to the process. I invite you to practice this exercise for yourself in a way that shares and illuminates the meaning of each Safety Energy Lock as IT IS in your life. Experience it again periodically, noting any transformation in your express. For now, one word sums it up for me – GRATITUDE.

…full text is available at

Thank you, Phyllis.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings