Jin Shin Do Code of Ethics

Mission Statement


Manifesto of Jin Shin Do®

Jin Shin Do® is an evolutionary discipline. Jin Shin Do® enhances the vital resources of both people involved in the practice, allowing the best expression according to their potential. The timing and the manner of expression vary, but Jin Shin Do® produces a better quality of life no matter what the age, condition and well-being or distress level of those involved. Jin Shin Do® is not an alternative therapy, nor a non-conventional medicine, nor a therapeutic, sports or aesthetic massage. Benefits of Jin Shin Do® in terms of symptoms and prevention are not the result of targeted activities or treatment of diseases, but rather of a natural evolutionary process connected to a general improvement of vitality.
Reprinted with thanks from APOS e DBN (the Italian Professional Association of Shiatsu and Bio natural Disciplines, which includes JSD).
Italian Senior JSD Teacher Pierluigi Duina, President of APOS e DBN, says: "This is how we describe Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do and other Bio natural Disciplines in Italy."

The Jin Shin Do® Foundation was founded as a trade organization by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden in 1982, with the following purposes:

  • To serve as an international network of Authorized Jin Shin Do® Teachers and Registered JSD Practitioners.
  • To maintain quality in the art of Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®.
  • To promote growth in the art of Jin Shin Do® & facilitate research in related areas.
  • To provide informational materials to professionals and the public.
The original vision was of a grassroots movement of people everywhere learning to help each other with this art. Therefore, much attention has gone into training Authorized Jin Shin Do® Teachers and developing the Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® teaching method and materials, so as to make Jin Shin Do® easy to learn at a basic level.

The JIN SHIN DO® FOUNDATION is a member of the AOBTA® Council of Schools and Programs.

For more information, see:
The User-Friendly Jin Shin Do® Teaching Method
The Development of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure® (p. 4, "The Growth of a Grassroots Movement")

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