Magic Numbers

9ballsmJin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) Japanese acupressure relies heavily on numbers, especially with the twenty-six numbered Safety Energy Locks (SELs).  As seen in the table below, SELs 1 through 9 support your physical body, 10 through 18 harmonize your mental body, and 19 through 26 aid your spiritual body.  The complexity of JSJ makes it hard to carry the generalization too far, however, since SEL 10 helps knees and SEL 26 supports releasing accumulations such as tumors and cysts, for example.

Each SEL in a given column corresponds to the base number in the first row of that column.  In other words SEL 1, 10, and 19 all share the base number 1 and so on.  In my last blog post, I discussed the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of SELs 2, 11, and 20 which share a base number of 2.

Physical   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
Mental 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Spiritual 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Some time ago I wrote a “Safety Energy Lock Prayer” which may give you insight into the character of each SEL as well as the connection between the points sharing a base number.  You read the prayer from 1 through 26 but the format here reflects the shared base numbers in each row.

1- Please help me to let go 10- Please help me receive your abundance 19- So I can accept my responsibility and authority
2- To grow and expand 11- Unloading my baggage 20- To help me see my way in life
3- And relate 12- So I can follow thy will and not my will 21- Please help me become mentally free
4- So I may live consciously 13- Loving all beings 22- Adapting happily
5- Bringing my spirit into my human form 14- Maintaining my equilibrium and being sustained 23- Embracing my human destiny
6- Please help me live in balance 15- So I can be happy and content 24- Harmonizing chaos
7- Being victorious 16- Please help me break old patterns 25- So that I may be still
8- So I can know the magic in life 17- So I can open my heart to my intuitive self 26- Enjoying total peace and harmony
9- Being totally and completely fulfilled 18- Calming my mind

Do any Safety Energy Locks speak to you? Right now I spend a lot of time with my friend SEL 14 which supports nourishment of all kinds.


  1. Hi Christy. I love that a number can relate to so much, rather like distilling a huge idea into its finest point. Does something like the endocrine system have a number, or would it be more like the Pituitary gland, as the boss, is the point for the whole system?


    • Hi Teena,
      My apologies on my slow response – for some reason I’m not getting e-mail notifications of comments! Both SEL 7 and 20 support the pituitary gland whereas a general supporter for the endocrine system is 13. There are other specifics for adrenal function, adrenaline, pancreas, parathyroid, pineal gland, thymus and thyroid if any of those are of interest.


  2. Hi Christy
    I love numbers and what they can tell us. This presentation of numbers is fascinating in it’s revelation of the layering of the numbers collectively.


  3. Hi Christy,

    Do you mean by writing “SEL 1, 10, and 19 all share the base number 1 …” that the Physical “base” is
    both the sum of the Mental SELs’ digits and the sum of the Spiritual SELs’ digits ?
    What I mean is:
    SEL 11 => 1+1 = SEL 2 <= SEL 20

    Maybe it has a meaning, for example in combining SELs…


    • Hi Efrat,
      Thanks for your question. So physical SEL 1 equals 1, mental SEL 10 (1 plus 0) equals 1, spiritual SEL 19 (1 plus 9) equals 10 (1 plus 0) which again yields a 1. Thus 1, 10, and 19 share the base number of 1 which does correspond to the physical SEL of the set. Likewise 2, 11, and 20 share the base/physical number of 2. I hope this makes sense!
      Warm regards,


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