Jed Schwartz on SEL 16

Jed Schwartz shares his experience of Safety Energy Lock 16 in issue Number 19, Winter 1997/1998:

My first Jin Shin Jyutsu client came with a project of severe arthritis. She was unable to turn her head, had limited movement in all her limbs, and experienced constant pain which only increased with movement. Her M.D. told her that there was nothing to do other than take aspirin and learn to live with the pain.

Listening to her pulses as she lay there, I had no idea what they meant. Then I remembered Mary telling us that SEL 16 helps all arthritis, releasing the Achilles tendon so the tissue between the tendon and ankle is empty and flexible.

Praying, I began to hold 16 and 5 (Special Body Function No. 3), and then 9 and 26 with 5 and 16, and began moving up the Achilles toward low 8. When the session was over and several flows focusing on 16 were completed, I waited expectantly. NO CHANGE! I had arranged before hand for a six-treatment series over a period of two weeks, so my client returned two days later.

I prayed more fervently and focused the entire session on combinations involving SEL 16. Again, no change! Returning the next day, she grabbed me and gave me a hug and a kiss because on the drive over, she was able to turn her head for the first time in 12 years. The SEL 16 and the Achilles area were more flexible and not as swollen. I continued to see her for a year, and she completely regained all function and was pain free. When I think about SEL 16, this woman and the miracle we witnessed comes to mind.

Sixteen is transformation, which is the basis of all human activity. The Oxford Dictionary defines transformation as “the action of changing in form, shape, or appearance, metamorphosis; a complete change in character, condition, etc.; change of energy from one form into another”. With its relationship to the Mediator and 3rd depth, 16 is a powerful influence for change, action and metamorphosis in our lives.

In reflexology, the area around our lateral ankle is associated with the ovaries and testicles. This is consistent with SEL 16’s use in harmonizing all reproductive needs, especially menstrual projects (see Special Body Function Energy No. 2).

…complete text is available at

Thank you, Jed.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings


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