Are You Your Own Testimony? (Part 2)

Following my injury in February, 2012, I purchased Haruki Kato’s 2 textbooks from  Studying those texts, which brought even greater understanding, I noticed that Dr. Kato was convinced that the best way to treat a disorder was to observe (diagnose) it from three different points of view. He chose to utilize acupuncture-moxibustion and Chinese herbology to observe the internal organ system, the “body-balancing” method to observe the movement system and Jin Shin Jyutsu to observe the circulation system.

In his Text I, page 6, he states: “From the medical point of view, Jin Shin Jyutsu is highly advanced, and has potential beyond the scope of a home therapy or a health maintenance method. For this reason, I have always wanted licensed professional practitioners to utilize it together with other medical modalities, and have restrained myself from making it available to the general public.”

Inasmuch as I have finally learned to listen, I chose the 3 methods that work best with my body. I use Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help on a daily basis to help my circulation system (please note, all circulation systems); Massage therapy on a weekly basis to help my movement system and Network Chiropractic twice a week to help both my circulation and movement systems. (If you are unfamiliar with Network Chiropractic, please look at: All three methods help my internal organs as well. I also continued to see my medical doctor for scheduled checkups, etc.

Over the course of the next 23 months, I was pain-free, my vertebrae began to maintain alignment and disc material began to regenerate.

It is my experience that Jin Shin Jyutsu will bring total healing to my body and maintain it…though I seek help elsewhere when necessary. JSJ takes time. It is the natural healing power of the body to draw from the 6th depth to renew, regenerate and replace each and every cell as my body requires. This is my experience. If I somehow contract a bacterial infection, while I know JSJ alone will take care of the situation, I go to my medical doctor for a prescription for antibiotics to speed things up. I continue to use my 3 methods of therapy because they help the medicine work and diminish the negative side effects. As you have read, I am no stranger to surgery when it is required. This is my experience.

On March 19th, 2014, I was driving to my medical doctors for annual bloodwork and was stopped at a stop sign. Another vehicle lost his brakes and slammed into the back of my car. My spine screamed and I was taken to the hospital. I received appropriate medical treatment and, after a few weeks began to incorporate my three methods of therapy, and healing became rapid…within a few months, I was completely restored except for my lumbar spine. It alone was not responding. My therapies helped, but didn’t last more than 8 hours or so.

I returned to the orthopedic surgeon I had seen in 2012 and he ordered another MRI and discovered that disc material had been forced into a position between thoracic and lumbar vertebrae where nerves were “stuck” between the old fusion bony material from 1982. If I walked more than 100 feet, my muscles would begin to spasm and I would drag my right leg. Clearly time for surgery.

And that brings us to today. I cannot climb stairs nor can I lift anything that doesn’t weigh less than ten pounds. (Which includes my cats…but then, they just jump on me…they have always “walked all over” me anyway!) I have been giving myself Jin Shin Jyutsu every day and will begin massage therapy this week. I hope to add Network Chiropractic therapy in the next week or so. While I suffer some discomfort, I can walk all over without pain or spasm! Actually, that is my prescribed medical physical therapy: walking!

This is my testimony.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings


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