Susan Brooks on SEL 16

Susan Brooks shares her experience of Safety Energy Lock 16 in the Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter issue Number 19, Winter 1997/1998:

When Safety Energy Lock 16 comes to mind, so does the word “FOUNDATION”, which, according to Webster’s Dictionary, means “the supporting part of a house, base, etc.”…

A fun exercise is to see how each Safety Energy Lock (SEL) includes all the depths. 16 is the first SEL of the 3rd depth. The three face flows – Stomach (1st depth), Bladder (4th depth) and Gall Bladder (3rd depth) each descend the leg and move through the outer ankle (SEL 16) area. As part of Special Body Function No. 2 – 16 with low 8 – is a dynamic 2nd depth helper. As 16 helps the opposite 17 area (a Heart and Small Intestine Function helper) it helps the 5th depth. Because of its proximity to SEL 24, 16 also serves as a 5th depth skeletal system harmonizer. The Supervisors (6th depth) ascend through the 16 area and Mediators (6th depth) descend through there, explaining why the 16 is referred to as the bridge between the Supervisor and Mediator flows.

As a double 8, 16 brings magic, strength, and infinite vitality to the reproductive area.

On a physical level, the 16’s harmonize the 20’s helping frontal headaches. TMJ, jaw tension and teeth grinding can be helped by 16. Because of its role in breaking down the old and renewing, 16 is dynamic for scar tissue. Muscle tone is improved by holding 15. Any reproductive project is aided by the 16’s – prostrate, prolapsed uterus, ovaries, uterine fibroids.

Mary talks about 16 allowing us to convert our fears to fun; bringing us freedom and limitless possibilities. This transformative process clears the mind for effortless decision-making and brings renewal, self-confidence and stability.

…full text available at

Thank you, Susan.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings


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