On 8/29/16 – in the Jin Shin Jyutsu category – I posted an article written by Corliss Chan in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 47, Winter 2005. The title of that article is Triglycerides and Cholesterol meet Jin Shin Jyutsu.
In the following issue, Number 48, Spring 2005, Corliss writes a subsequent article with comments from her client, Henry. Those articles follow:
…Comments from Henry about Jin Shin Jyutsu
My Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions with Corliss helped me get and stay disciplined with regard to food intake, exercise, and improved my mental and physical health in a variety of ways. First of all, the sessions are extremely relaxing for me, whatever the procedures Corliss uses on a given day. That relaxation extends to my mental condition before the session, in that I look forward to the session and know it will give me relief, and therefore my cravings for foods that would be tempting me as giving immediate relief are greatly reduced. In addition, on the days I have my sessions I feel greater freedom to exercise extensively prior to the session, because I know the session is coming up and Corliss will help me deal with any pains that come up.
The relaxation and techniques of the sessions extend to my regular time and activities. Corliss is an excellent coach in showing me techniques that are helpful to do on my own. On top of that, I have developed almost intuitive ideas of how to help a given problem by my observation of how Corliss listens to my complaints and translates that into a session and how I felt.
I try to live a life of discipline and pleasure, finding that the two work together very importantly. That is not to say that I don’t go “off the track” on occasion, especially with regard to some tasty meal served at an excellent restaurant, or when I’ve had an especially challenging day. But most of the time during the session under discussion, and continuing to the present day, I have a written diet plan that I stick with pretty carefully. Also, with regard to restaurants, I have learned to request to have the food prepared exactly the way I want. For example, at my favorite Chinese restaurants, I ask that my food be steamed only, with no other additive. And at my favorite German restaurant, I ask for double vegetables, no starch and usually have a fresh fish entree. All of the food tastes great.
I do keep a daily count of my calories, and I am very concerned that my diet is balanced with all types of good and necessary foods. Again, some days I go off the wagon, but the daily listing of what I have eaten (I keep it on my computer in an easy-to-access document) helps show me where I have gone off, and how badly in terms of calories.
My primary challenge in terms of eating correctly and exercising sufficiently is keeping my mind calm, my anxiety level as low as possible, and my faith and optimism as high as possible. When I get tense, I am tempted by richer foods which seem to offer temporary comfort; but in the long run, too much of them makes me feel much worse physically and mentally. Jin Shin Jyutsu helps me deal with this, from the concepts Corliss shares with me, which are often based on the relationship of mind and body. These concepts are quite consistent with my religious beliefs.
It took me about two weeks to get the routine down the first time Corliss and I set out to make these changes. My weight steadily went down, and my energy steadily went up, when I kept on the diet. Once I get into a good food and exercise habit, I tend to stay there. And now, having these nice results with my work with Corliss, I find myself working to quickly get back on track when I have strayed or lapsed a bit.
Editor’s note: Corliss sent us copies of Henry’s lab results. Indeed, his triglycerides were 829 mg/dL on February 10, 2003, and at the next test on June 9, 2003, the level was measured at 575 mg/dL. On November 24, 2004, Henry’s lab results showed his triglycerides at 125 mg/dL. “Excellent”, was his doctor’s remark. Congratulations, Henry!
Thank you, Corliss.
Thank you, Henry.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
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