Ute Johannen, St. Augustin, Germany, shares her experience in the article Jin Shin Jyutsu Helps Tsunami Victims published in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 55, Winter 2007:
December 26, 2004, started out as a wonderful Sunday – and ended in a catastrophe! During the event of the tsunami, my family and I were on PhiPhi-Island (Thailand), and we could luckily bring ourselves into safety by running up the hills behind the hotel. Our hotel – the Holiday Inn – was afterwards the ony one on the otherwise so terribly destroyed island.
Shortly after the first victims arrived on the hill, my only thought seeing these people was shock releasing – shock releasing – shock releasing. We had to lay them on the bare ground. First measure was to hold the Ones (1s) with crossed arms – later stopping the bleeding and holding the hands crossed (left over right) over broken bones. When the pains were strong I would hold my hands otherwise crossed, to pull out the pain – and it worked. As we had no medicine or painkillers, we would hold the heels to lead away the pain. Whoever was able to be on their own would hold their 15s to help the wounds to heal.
There was an English lady who held the hand of a Thai fisherman with a broken jaw. He was bleeding out of his ear, and had a broken hip. She held his hand the whole day and definitely saved his life.
No one had ever heard of Jin Shin Jyutsu, but all of them just followed my orders without hesitation. All of the injured were taken to the hospital by helicopters during the afternoon until late night when the helicopters had to stop flying. Next morning there were more to get off the island. As far as I heard, all of them arrived there conscious, and all survived.
One Canadian young lady, who worked on the island as diving instructor, had badly hurt her spine. She wrote me later in an email, “These Jin Shin Jyutsu measures have saved my life and let me recover amazingly quickly.” When I held the Ones (1s) for her boyfriend, who had severe internal injury, he just whispered, “That feels so good!”
I am very thankful that the knowledge of Jin Shin Jyutsu could work so well through my hands and the hands of all other helpers. In this terrible situation, our hands were wonderful tools. THANK YOU ABOVE.
Thank you, Ute.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
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