UK study finds relief from ancient therapy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is finding that an ancient form of therapy is helping cancer patients find relief from the side effects of their treatment.

Jennifer Bradley is the Jin Shin Jyutsu (JIN' SHIN' JIT'-soo) practitioner at Markey. She presented a study at the center's research day that included 159 current cancer patients who assessed their symptoms of pain, stress and nausea before and after each Jin Shin Jyutsu session.

UK says the study found that patients had significant improvement with the first visit and in subsequent visits.

The university describes Jin Shin Jyutsu as a form of touch therapy similar to acupuncture in philosophy. During each session, patients remain clothed and receive light touches on 52 specific points as well as fingers, toes, arms and legs.


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