Jin Shin AcuTouch
Shin Acutouch provides a glimpse into ancient concepts of healing touch and
a connection to our present day lives. It
is thought to be the “Mother of All Healing Arts.”
It is a gentle system of laying hands on the body in specific
patterns. Jin Shin Acutouch
integrates and soothes the mind, body, emotions and spirit.
The purpose of this gentle, healing touch is to remove stagnation and
blockages and to activate the body’s own healing response, restoring it to
a balanced state, similar to the way acupuncture works.
Jin Shin Acuotuch uses 26 major points or vortices on each side of the body
and nine chakras or vortexes at the center of the body to affect its natural
state, bringing it into balance. The
twenty-six points are thought to be the keys to the mysteries of life.
The chakras, kundalini and energy meridians are an integral part of
This system is thought to have been brought by monks to Japan through
the southern trade routes of Asia as sacred knowledge of East India, Tibet,
and China. Portions of this Art were buried in the temples of Asia in an
effort to keep this treasured knowledge secret and intact.
Jin Shin Acutouch suggests that the human body is instrumental in uncovering life’s mysteries. It assumes that the mystical language of the universe is spoken through the microcosm of the human body. In other words, the human being is a direct reflection of the universe.
This is a dynamic method of touch with a rich spiritual philosophy. The notion that the body is a mirror of the universe, leads to an awareness that physical experiences and sensations can lead to enlightenment.
Jin Shin Acutouch allows for the spirituality of all cultures, while demonstrating the interdependence of man and nature. By aligning ourselves with nature, with the rhythms of the forests, mountains and water, our body becomes a vessel of spirituality which can be expressed according to our own religious inclination. It is a non-denominational healing touch. It is thought to be the “people’s medicine”, a forerunner of all natural healing arts and folk medicine.
Jin Shin Acutouch is a gift of the body and is as ancient as all humanity. This subtle, gentle healing touch developed naturally in an effort to lift the spirit and heal pain. Anything there is to be known can be found by looking within ourselves.
Barbara Clark developed Jin Shin Acuotuch as a result of her in-depth study of Asian healing Arts which led her to realize the ancient wisdom buried within the system. This study includes Taoist Philosophy, Qi Gong, Tui Na, Shiatsu, Thailand Massage and specifically Jin Shin Jyutsu®.