Those who are living with cancer and other chronic illnesses may find a way to alleviate that tired feeling by learning about the ancient Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, said Liz Paugoulatos, practitioner of the art.
Paugoulatos will lead an interactive tele-video (ITV) presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 21. The free event is open to the public in the St. Dominic Room.
The presenter will help her audience explore ways to hold a finger on an area of the body to help increase energy and allow the body to settle into a feeling of peace and renewal.
“The methods are simple to learn and easy to apply,” Paugoulatos noted. “We will demonstrate specific holds for energizing the body. Jin Shin Jyutsu is so user-friendly that you can practice it anytime anywhere – even while watching TV.”
The gentle art of Jin Shin Jyutsu uses breath to offer healing that is soothing to the mind, body and spirit, Paugoulatos added.
“Each exhale helps you release what you no longer need, and each inhale helps you rejuvenate and purify every cell in your body,” she explained. “Jin Shin Jyutsu allows us to find balance and harmony by releasing stagnant energy that has accumulated in the body.”
Medical research is proving that Jin Shin Jyutsu is a valuable complement to conventional healing methods, Paugoulatos commented, noting it can induce relaxation and reduce side effects from medical treatments.
“Participants can reduce stress, pain, anxiety, tremors and nausea,” she explained.
Paugoulatos is co-founder of Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing in Shawnee Mission. The Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA), outreach arm of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, sponsors the local ITV events. St. Rose is an MCA member.
St. Rose also is part of Centura Health, which connects individuals and families across western Kansas and Colorado with more than 6,000 physicians, 15 hospitals, seven senior-living communities, physician practices and clinics, and home-care and hospice services.