The Fluids

In the number 63 Winter 2009 issue of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen shares Excerpts from Sensing, Feeling and Action. You may obtain your personal copy at

Excerpts from Sensing, Feeling and Action



Cellular fluid is the primary fluid state, comprising approximately 65% of the total fluid volume of the body. It is within this fluid that the primary life functions take place. Within each cell, all elements are suspended in the cellular fluid. The cell membrane is the structure which differentiates cellular from intercellular fluid. The permeability of the cell membrane determines the flow of intercellular fluid carrying nutrients in and waste out of its walls.

The cellular fluid rhythm is its own physiological rhythm. It is manifested as a continuous filling and emptying of all cells throughout the body and is referred to as cellular breathing. Cellular breathing or internal respiration, is the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide at the cellular level.


The intercellular fluid surrounds all the cells of the body. Nourishment is brought to the cells through this fluid. After cellular metabolism, excess nutrients and waste are excreted from the cell back into the intercellular fluid where it is picked up by either the venous capillaries or the lymphatic vessels.

There are several varieties of connective tissues that serve to connect, support and bind the body’s tissues together. These tissues are found throughout the body and are comprised of various fibers within a fluid environment. Intercellular fluid, Intercellular fluid, tissue fluid, and interstitial fluid are all names for this clear, gelled liquid.

“Membrane permeability is what determines the flow of fluids in and out of the cells…transformation is just that thin membrane away. The membrane guides the fluids…every cell has a mind, that’s really what I think we’re working with, the cell expressing itself.”

“The properties of the fluid change, but the basic fluid element remains the same. So it’s not like there is blood, tissue fluid, cellular fluid, lymph; there is a basic fluid circulatory system, and as it passes through these membranes there’s a transformation of this basic fluid.”

ASIDE: I am reminded of Haruki Kato’s suggestion (Text I, Jin Shin Jyutsu, MASTER JIRO MURAI, THE ORIGINATOR, AND HIS WORK). On page 6 he writes: “Recently we have seen an increase in diseases that originate from movement-system (muscular-skeletal) disorders, such as whiplash, sciatica, knee pain, and shoulder pain. I learned later from Master Susumu Kamei that such disorders can be corrected easily by the “body-balancing method” originated by Master Kamei (deceased 1976), with whom I studied. I am convinced that the best way to treat a disorder is to observe (diagnose) it from three different points of view, i.e., the internal organ system (acupuncture-moxibustion and Chinese herbology), the movement system (balancing method) and the circulation system (Jin Shin Jyutsu), and to find the best suited treatment method for the disorder.” This textbook is also available at, with certain conditional requirements.

Thank you, Bonnie.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings


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