Anxiety, stress and insomnia

Through acupressure, Shiatsu and Jin Shin Do® act on the neuronal network of the nervous system, stimulating the production of chemical mediators such as endorphins and serotonin.

Endorphins in particular are natural analgesics useful for relieving pain and generating a pleasant feeling of well-being, helping to reduce stress.

Serotonin allows for better concentration and emotional rebalancing, which translate into greater relaxation at the body-mind level.

Shiatsu treatment represents a valid technique compared to classic massages, as for those suffering from anxiety, the latter can be a little too invasive.

Anxious people usually show irritability, dyspnea, tachycardia and blockages in the diaphragm, which do not allow effective breathing and lead to a consequent poor oxygenation of the blood.

Subsequently this causes limited oxygenation of tissues and muscles, easing muscle tension at the trapezius, sternocleidomastoid and paravertebral levels. Other muscle areas are also affected, such as the ocular muscles which become hypertonic and the ileus and psoas which contract in an anomalous and prolonged way and in general all the muscles responsible for maintaining a correct and balanced posture.

On an energetic level, organs such as the liver, heart and kidneys are involved, through the relevant meridians, and on an emotional level the emotions connected to these three organs, according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The operator’s task is to reharmonize these meridians, restoring the energetic, emotional and physical balance through acupressure, especially in certain points called “tsubo” in Japanese.

In the Jin Shin Do® treatment these benefits are further explored, due to the use of classic acupuncture points and the longer duration of acupressure time.

Furthermore, verbal techniques such as Body focusing and other communication principles are also combined, aimed at bringing out repressed emotions, with the aim of transforming them and restoring emotional balance, to avoid disorders such as anxiety and insomnia.

In fact, anxiety and insomnia indicate that the Shen (the Spirit) is not calm and this has a negative impact, again according to the dictates of traditional Chinese Medicine, also on the five elements and related meridians.

For this purpose, distinct acupressure sequences will be performed, depending on the element(s).

most affected by the imbalance.

Similarly, for insomnia problems three main energetic conditions will be identified, which can be summarized as follows:

1) Difficulty falling asleep;

2) Continuous awakenings;

3) Restless sleep with many tiring dreams.

For each of these conditions encountered, different acupressure sequences will be used.

In conclusion, we can highlight unique and essential characteristics of these holistic techniques, which confirm themselves as valid tools to be used simultaneously and in synergy with conventional medical treatments.