Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® combines the ancient wisdom of Chinese
medicine with the more modern concepts of bodymind armoring as described by
Wilhelm Reich. Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® uses a traditional Japanese
finger technique - gentle, firm, consistent pressure while holding two acupoints
concurrently. Jin Shin Do® also incorporates Taoist yoga and breathing exercises.
Developed by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, Jin Shin Do® classes start with the foundation of
the “Strange Flows” or “Wondrous Channels,” followed by the study of the “organ
meridians” and more advanced acutheory. With this melding of Chinese medicine’s
knowledge (but without needles - only finger pressure) and psychotherapeutic principles,
this health art really does befit the name Bodymind Acupressure®. It is in the forefront
of the exciting study of energy psychology.
Bodymind Acupressure® releases both mental and physical stresses and tensions, and it
induces a pleasurable state of peace and relaxation. Translated as “The Way of the
Compassionate Spirit,” Jin Shin Do® facilitates an inner awareness, for both the client
and the practitioner. The body and the mind influence each other continually. Our
attitudes and thinking create body postures and muscular tension patterns; body aches
and pains influence the way we think and feel. When one’s thoughts and beliefs are out
of sync with how one feels, the spirit suffers, one might become entrenched in physical
and emotional pain. One emotional state may become dominant - one may be always
angry or frustrated, unable to heal from grief and loss, worried, anxious, depressed...
When body and mind are in balance with other, when the chi(energy) flows smoothly,
one moves more easily through a rich realm of emotions, the spirit has the capacity for
For definition of Jin Shin Do®, see: www.jinshindo.org