Jin Shin Do®
“ Jin Shin Do® ” means “The Way of the Compassionate Spirit.” Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® uses gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release “armoring” or chronic tension, balance the “Qi” or energy, and improve vitality. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress- and trauma- related problems. Jin Shin Do® is a unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acu-theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy. This unique therapy which addresses body, mind and spirit as a complete whole was originated by Iona MarsaaTeeguarden.During a Jin Shin Do® session you experience a pleasant, relaxed state in which you can move out of your head and into your body to access feelings and inner wisdom.
Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® 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® Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and encouraging a sense of increased well-being.
For those interested in furthering their bodywork career, Jin Shin Do® is recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy (by NCCAOM, AOBTA among others.)
Kamala offers individual sessions which are a blend of Jin Shin Do® hands-on methods and acupuncture, and she teaches classes in Jin Shin Do®, along with Becky Smith, LMT. For classes see Becky Smith’s website or call Kamala at 541-345-2220, or Becky at 541-345-7189.
Kamala Quale, MSOM, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and bodymind counselor. She is a Senior Authorized Jin Shin Do® Teacher, and a contributing author on the subject of bodymind skills in “A Complete Guide to Acupressure,” written by Iona MarsaaTeeguarden.