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Nothing to Sneeze At: Self-Help for Allergies

Monday, April 29, 2013
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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Got allergies?  Hay fever?  Unfortunately, we are learning from many news sources (Time, CNN, Huffington Post, etc.) that climate change is lengthening allergy season so the need for relief is increasing.  Closing windows and doors helps reduce your exposure to airborne allergens to some extent but that's only a partial solution, especially with the extended allergy season.

Welcome to the allergy self-helps in the healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®.  Safety Energy Lock (SEL) 22 supports adapting to your environment, even when it's spewing pollen at you.  These acupressure points, located directly below your collarbone on both sides of your chest, also address phobias, your throat chakra, your thyroid and parathyroid, emotional stress, preventing strokes, and other allergies such as mold and dust mites.  Harmonized SEL 22's invite you to be "Happy and content wherever you are."

Another important self-help for allergies and specifically for hay fever is the Liver Flow self-help.  For that hold you place your right hand on your right SEL 4 located on the back of your head at the base of your skull on the right, while holding your left 22 with your left hand.  Next you place your left hand on your left SEL 4, while holding your right 22 with your right hand.  The liver organ flow self-help assists with many other projects including anger and when your body is fatigued from overuse.  Edit: To see this or any other organ self-help visually, please visit this recently added page: Jin Shin Jyutsu® Organ Function Self-Helps

Another allergy harmonizer is your high SEL 19's with your opposite high 1's (your arms cross).  The high 19's are one hand width above your inner elbow crease and the high 1's are one hand width above the back of your knee where your shin and thigh bones connect.  Hold one pair and then switch sides.

All the SELs are illustrated here: Safety Energy Lock Diagram  As always with JSJ self-helps, you can gently hold the points for 36 out-breaths and in-breaths, for a fixed length of time, or until it feels "done."

Presumably, your response to each specific self-help will depend upon your environmental sensitivities.  I'd love to hear what works best for you.


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