If you are currently taking medication, it is not necessary to stop
the medication immediately. The medication will not affect the effect
of Acutouch, as long as they are not painkillers. Consult your physician
before you discontinue the medication, even if you feel you are
healed. If you are taking anti-inflammatory / pain killers, the
Acutouch treatment will still be effective, but will take longer
because they will mask the effect of Acutouch.
It is impossible to overdose with Acutouch or harm yourself. Nevertheless,
there are some cautions you must take when applying Acutouch. If
you are pregnant, you should avoid using Acutouch after 6 months
The practitioner's hands are key to the energy movement in the client.
The palms, at the center of the hands, are at the total depth level;
the source of the life force energy and all of the primary flows.
The palms and the soles of the feet are the balancers of the entire
body. All conditions can be harmonized through the palms, fingers,
and thumbs, according to Jin Shin Acutouch theory.
The patterns for touches were developed
by watching people touch themselves and others for relief from pain
or tension. These patterns became an art, which was passed on orally
from generation to generation in ancient China, Japan, and Korea.
Unlike most bodywork, the Jin Shin Acutouch client remains fully
clothed and relaxes on his back for the entire treatment. Treatments
usually last about one hour; however, if the client is in pain or
discomfort, a shorter treatment can be effective. The energy received
from the treatment will last up to eight hours after which time
it will settle and be integrated by the body.
Acutouch is applied with sufficient
pressure to indent the skin. Different people are more or less sensitive
to this pressure, but you should apply a pressure roughly equivalent
to double the weight of the Acutouch. The sensation or response
may vary from patient to patient and from spot to spot. The sensation
may feel hot, intense pressure, or itchy. Generally speaking, the
greater the sensation, the greater the problem.