• Jin Shin Jyutsu at the Markey Cancer Center


    Watch a video about Jin Shin Jyutsu and how it is used to help Markey Cancer Center patients. Vea un video sobre Jin Shin Jyutsu y cómo se utiliza para ayudar a los pacientes del Markey Cancer Center

    Listen to a two-part interview with Jennifer Bradley and Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pain Management, on Jin Shin Jyutsu for Pain: Part 1; Part 2.

    Jin Shin Jyutsu® is the ancient Art of harmonizing the body's energetic system. Originating from Japan, the name Jin Shin Jyutsu literally translates to “The Art of the Creator through Compassionate Man”.

    Our bodies contain many energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this effect may lead to uncomfortable body symptoms. Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners use light touch on specific areas of the body to open the pathways and restore the body’s energy system to a more harmonious state. At Markey, Jin Shin Jyutsu is utilized to assist with the physical side effects from surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, while decreasing stress and enhancing a sense of emotional well-being. Jin Shin Jyutsu is available for all cancer patients at the Markey Cancer Center without charge for the initial five sessions.

    Through Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help our awareness is awakened to the simple fact that we were all born with the ability to harmonize and balance ourselves in body, mind and spirit. As children we suck our thumbs. As adults we rest our head in our hands while thinking and hold the back of our hips to ease our lower back. Through Jin Shin Jyutsu, when we utilize this light touch consciously, we can be a part of our own healing process. We can truly help ourselves! Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help training is offered to all patients when they receive JSJ sessions. All patients, caregivers are also invited to attend our free monthly Jin Shin Jyutsu “Now Know Myself” seminars, offered the second Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. in Conference Room 306 of the Whitney-Hendrickson Building at Markey (the conference room is in the Psych-Oncology area of the building). There is no registration necessary.

    The Jin Shin Jyutsu program at the Markey Cancer Center is made possible through the generosity of the Lexington Cancer Foundation and individual contributions. To learn more about how you can support this program, to make an appointment or for more information, contact Jennifer Bradley at 800-333-8874 (toll-free), 859-323-1797 or via email at jmbradley@uky.edu.

  • Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help 

    You have used Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help all of your life without realizing it. As a baby, you may have sucked your thumbs or fingers. Many of us relax in a hammock with hands behind our head. We cross our arms, sit on our hands, and hold our fingers and hands. When we learn to use touch with purpose, we can make positive changes in the way we feel, both physically and emotionally.

    View the Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help videos below or on a dedicated YouTube channel.

    Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Classes

    Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help instruction is offered free of charge at Markey, The Hope Lodge, YMCA LiveStrong Program and with every Jin Shin Jyutsu treatment you receive at Markey. Self-Help classes for Markey patients and caregivers are given on the second Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. in room 306 of the Whitney-Hendrickson Building at Markey, and from 4-5 p.m. at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge (for lodge guests). See the full class schedule.

    Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Literature

    Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help can be used any time, any where. It's easy to do, and easy to learn. Download Markey's Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help instruction pamphlets to learn how you can assist yourself with stress, nausea, sleep, and other uncomfortable symptoms. 

    Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Videos

    Watch an overview video of the Jin Shin Jyutsu program at the Markey Cancer Center. 

    The short videos below have been developed to assist patients, family and caregivers with the stresses and effects of cancer. Each video gives a short presentation and demonstration of self-help you can use for yourself and others. Watch and practice, remembering that what feels good to you is what your body currently wants. All Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help videos below are also on a dedicated YouTube channel.

    Video 1: What is Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help?

    Learn what Jin Shin Jyutsu is and how it is practiced.

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    Video 2: Jin Shin Jyutsu for Nausea

    Specific Jin Shin Jyutsu holds to combat nausea from treatment and illness. These holds can also help sleep issues.

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    Video 3: Jin Shin Jyutsu for Radiation Effects

    Daily holds that may assist you with side effects from the build-up of radiation.

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    Video 4: Jin Shin Jyutsu Finger Holds for Strong Emotions

    Using your most powerful Jin Shin Jyutsu tools to calm overwhelming emotions - anytime, anywhere. You can also download the Self-Help pamphlet (PDF, 1.2 MB) on finger holds for strong emotions.

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    Do you have questions? Email Jennifer Bradley, Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner at the Markey Cancer Center.

  • Jennifer Bradley - Markey's Jin Shin Jyutsu Integrative Medicine Practitioner


    Jennifer Bradley began training in Jin Shin Jyutsu in 2000 after noting the benefits her sister and later, her mother-in-law (both of whom were cancer patients) received from Jin Shin Jyutsu. Jennifer became a full-time practitioner in 2005. While in private practice, Jennifer served as a volunteer with the Markey Cancer Center and Hospice of the Bluegrass/St. Joe's Hospice Care Center. In 2010, the Lexington Cancer Foundation was instrumental in founding the Jin Shin Jyutsu program at the Markey Cancer Center through a cornerstone grant and continued support. Jennifer continues to maintain her private office in Lexington while serving her patients at Markey.

    Email Jennifer Bradley.  

  • Jin Shin Jyutsu in the news  

    Jin Shin Jyutsu receives Komen foundation funding. The Jin Shin Jyutsu program has received funding from the Susan G. Komen foundation to continue producing self-help videos and to subtitle and translate the videos into Spanish. Funding will also be used to promote the Jin Shin Jyutsu program and partner with Susan G. Komen's Colors of Promise and Ties that Bind programs for women of color and Latina women. Jennifer Bradley and Dr. Connie Jennings. Read the full story on UKNow.



    Other Jin Shin Jyutsu In the News stories 

    Jin Shin Jyutsu featured in the April 2015 issue of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge "All About Hope" newsletter.

    Listen to a two-part Sirius Radio interview with Jennifer Bradley and Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pain Management, on Jin Shin Jyutsu for Pain: Part 1; Part 2.

    JSJ - UK Alumni Mag 2014

    Jin Shin Jyutsu as part of an integrative medical plan (PDF, 283 KB) - Courtesy of the UK Alumni Association Kentucky Alumni magazine, March 2014 

    The power of touch
    (PDF, 432 KB) - Story Magazine, Spring 2014

    Ancient form of massage offers new hope for healing - Lexington Herald-Leader, April 2014

    Bringing peace and relaxation during cancer treatment (PDF, 180 KB) - UK HealthCare feature

    Jennifer Bradley may be contacted at 800-333-8874 (toll free), 859-323-1797 or via e-mail at jmbradley@uky.edu.