A form of touch therapy has helped reduce pain and nausea in cancer patients.
After a single treatment session the patients reported significant improvements in the side effects from their cancer treatment.Jin Shin Jyutsu involves the application of the hands to gently balance the flow of life energy in the body. Its philosophy is similar to acupuncture.
It releases tensions which result in various symptoms in the body.
In subsequent sessions the patients felt even more improvement particularly for pain an nausea.
“It is encouraging to note that Jin Shin Jyutsu made improvements in these areas without adding additional unwanted effects that so often occur with medication interventions.” Said Jennifer Bradley of the Markey Cancer Centre at the University of Kentucky.
The study included 150 cancer patients who were asked to assess their symptoms before and after the Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is considered part of an integrative treatment plan available at the Markey Cancer Center. Bradley offers Jin Shin Jyutsu to all cancer patients at no charge.
During a Jin Shin Jyutsu session, patients receive light touches on 52 specific energetic points called Safety Energy Locks as well as fingers, toes, and midpoints on the upper arm, upper calf and lower leg in predetermined orders known as “flows.” Patients remained clothed except for shoes and all hand placements are done over clothing.
“The American Cancer Society has noted that quality of life is an issue for all cancer patients; those undergoing treatment, late stage patients, and cancer survivors,” Bradley said.
” From what I have seen in my office and the results shown in the study, I believe that Jin Shin Jyutsu has great promise in this area.”