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The Asian Way To Relieve Stress In Just Five Minutes

The Asian Way To Relieve Stress In Just Five Minutes

Stress has become the daily lot of everyone and many are suffering. Between emotions, frustrations, poor nutrition, noise, alcohol and cigarette abuse or lack of sleep, the body is overworked and can suffer serious consequences both physically and psychologically.

Stress, if not managed on time, can have an impact on the body. It then becomes necessary to manage it for better health and for it to be effective instead of harmful.

Consequences of stress
The stress when it becomes chronic, can manifest itself according to the cases, by a exhaustion, a lack of energy, an exaggerated susceptibility, headaches, rages without foundations, insomnia or an increased sensitivity to the noises. It should not be forgotten that the consequences of stress on health can be multiple, namely:
  • Disruption of hormones
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Immune deficiency
  • Increased skin infections
  • Development of gastric ulcers
  • Risk of diabetes
  • Depression

Several methods are practiced, namely meditation which remains the essential technique to bring calm and relaxation to the body and the mind or the practice of a sporting activity. However, it is not always easy to get rid of the almost permanent stress, worry or pressure that dominates our daily lives.

Japanese method to get rid of stress
The Japanese have an old method used to relax and get rid of stress in just five minutes. This is the technique called Jin Shin Jyutsu that is science-based and can be practiced at any time and in any place. It only requires the use of the fingers of both hands to do it.

What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a Japanese ancestral technique that consists of dissipating our stress and our fears and revitalizing the vital energy that circulates in each of us, releasing tension and energetic blockages. It is an art that requires the use of breath and hand and can be within everyone's reach.

What are the areas of the body that each finger of the hand represents in Jin Shin Jyutsu's technique?
  • Our thumb represents worries and worries
  • Our index represents fear
  • Our middle finger represents anguish
  • Our ring represents sadness, depression and loneliness
  • Our little finger represents nervousness, stress and self-esteem
  • Identification of emotions felt and practice
  • The second step is to identify the negative emotion that is invading us. So, for example, if we feel a worry, we should focus on our thumb. The latter will be the finger targeted to practice Japanese technique. If on the other hand, we feel anguish, it will rather target the middle finger.

The third step is to wrap all the fingers of the other hand on the finger that materializes the negative emotion by tightening it. In our example, it is the thumb as shown in the following photo.

This is to maintain the grip on the finger concerned until you feel the pulse, for at least two minutes. In case many emotions re-emerge, it is advisable to repeat the same operation with all your other fingers.

In addition, to calm the mind, another technique is to put pressure on the palm of your hand with the thumb of the other hand, for at least a minute.

In a study published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), by Lamke D., Catlin A. and Mason-Chadd M, it has been proven that the technique of acupressure can lead, especially in nurses, to that stress is permanent, an increase in positive behavior, calm, efficiency in the work as well as a decrease in anxiety and anger.

However, if your symptoms persist and become recurrent, it is best to consult a medical specialist who can administer the appropriate treatment.