“Jin Shin Do” means “The Way of the Compassionate Spirit”. Jin Shin Do (R) Bodymind Acupressure(R) uses the gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release “armouring” or chronic tension, balance the “Qi” or energy, and improve vitality.
This clothes-on method helps relieve stress-and-trauma-related problems.
A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory, Taoist Philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, it is recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy (by AOBTA(R), NCCAOM(R), NCBTMB, and the US Department of Education, among others). Originated by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teegarden, Jin Shin Do (R) Acupressure promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which one can relax and move out of the head and into the body accessing feelings and inner wisdom.
Jin Shin Do (R) Bodymind Acupressure(R) is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment or cure of disease. It is a relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom, even a seemingly minor one, the reader is strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin Shin Do (R) Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress, and encouraging a sense of increased well-being.
The above was taken from www.jinshindo.org (as per Iona Marsaa Teegarden).