This particular technique is simple and easy for anyone to do. Especially for a loved one. Hannah’s father had an opportunity to show his love and eliminate his daughter’s pain as she recovered from major hip surgery. This is Bill’s Story:
In the summer of 2000, my daughter and myself found out that the pain in her left hip during physical education class was displasia, a partial dislocation. After seeing the X-rays and the procedure to correct this, I was immediately concerned. The only procedure offered to correct this problem was to surgically fracture or cut the pelvis in three places, then pin it back together with no cast or brace to support the now multiple fractured pelvis. However, if she didn’t have this surgery, there was a good chance she would be in a wheelchair by the time she was 20 years old. She was only 14, so we decided to do it.
After surgery, as I expected, she was in a great deal of pain. Problems surfaced immediately recovering from the anesthesia, then vomiting with every morphine injection. Relief wasn’t coming quick enough. The second night after surgery, I remembered a Jin Shin Jyutsu procedure Sharron taught us that was supposed to relieve pain. I asked Hannah if she wanted to try it. We had nothing to lose. Hannah agreed. The procedure was called the “finger/toe hold”. This hold uses all the fingers and toes in opposition. I held her big toe on her left foot and held her little finger on her right hand. Every two minutes or so, I moved through all her toes and fingers. In doing the “finger/toe hold” a pulsing sensation occurred between my hand and her finger or her toe. This told me that I had made contact and completed the circuit. The first time through the technique, Hannah relaxed and was calmer. The second time through, she fell asleep, for a few hours.
For the first time in two days she slept, without pain. Hannah toughed out the pain most of the time, but whenever she asked for the “finger/toe thing” she always fell asleep. For whatever reason this worked to relieve her pain, without the nasty side effects that the drugs were giving her. Rest came easier. She was even able to get off her pain medication sooner, much to the surprise of the nurses.
Thank you Sharron for making this most difficult situation controllable when it seemed out of control – this worked!
Hannah’s grateful father.
Fingers and Toes Hold:
Take your left hand and hold the person’s right thumb- wrap your hand snugly but not too tight around their thumb. Take your right hand and hold their left little toe. Proceed through each digit, holding about 2 minutes or until there is a steady pulsing in each digit. Do this till all 10 digits have been held.
Move to the left thumb holding with your right hand and right little toe with your left hand. Do the same sequence as above. May be repeated several times if necessary.