Jin Shin Jyutsu in Integrative Medicine

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a safe and effective complement to medical protocols. Hands-on sessions from a trained professional, a family member, and/or use of self-care offer support when medical intervention is needed..

“Infinite intelligence
is within my self."
Mary Burmeister

Patients utilizing JSJ frequently experience:

  • reduction in anxiety and pain
  • increased energy, deep relaxation and a sense of well-being
  • reduction of secondary effects from medications
  • quicker than expected recovery from surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy infusions

JSJ is offered in nationally recognized medical centers as a catalyst to support physical and emotional health.

  • Markey Cancer Center, affiliated with University of Kentucky in Lexington, offers free JSJ sessions to each patient. Oncologists and Social Workers at the Psych-Oncology clinic refer their patients.. JSJ self-care techniques are displayed throughout the hospital and clinic areas and self-care videos play on Markey's website. Monthly classes in self-care are given for patients, caregivers and U of KY healthcare staff. View video of oncology care providers speaking of the benefits their patients receive from JSJ.

  • Since 1993 JSJ has been a cornerstone of Integrative Care at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. The hospital sponsors JSJ classes for staff and patients. Thousands of JSJ hands-on sessions have been provided for inpatients in Emergency, Cardiac, Oncology and most other units. All cardiac patients are offered continuing sessions after discharge and opportunities to learn JSJ self-care for stress reduction. The JSJ Training and Certification Program is a principal program of the Learning Center at the Chambers Center for Well-Being (Atlantic Health System's Integrative Medical Center at Morristown Hospital).

  • UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine features JSJ in their menu of therapies provided. See video featuring UCSD Integrative Medicine staff. University of Kentucky Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Lexington, KY has begun a JSJ program for addicted infants. Significant changes observed in babies receiving JSJ have resulted in a grant application, currently pending, to NIH.


  • Cynthia's practice began in 1984 by using simple JSJ self-care techniques for her daughter and other patients at the Children's Hospital at Stanford.


    Self-care JSJ empowers patients and their family members, helping them to enjoy their lives and energize their journeys toward health and wholeness. See video of JSJ self-care class for adults living with cystic fibrosis.Care providers, including doctors, nurses, social workers, PTs and OTs, fold it into their clinical practices and also use it for their own welfare. (Many JSJ classes provide CE hours for nurses, PTs, acupuncturists and massage threapists.) Dr. Barbara Lenssen, a Clinical Psychologist who practiced 40 years with victims of violent crimes, says: "When my client's story really got tough I found that directing her/him to use Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help while talking, and doing the same myself, helped us both reduce anxiety."