When you develop immunity to something, you learn to tolerate it. I used to think physical immune challenges generally arose from an inability to mount a sufficient defense to stress, invaders, etc. but I’ve since learned more often it results from over-responding, when a flood of large immune cells rush to the impacted area, causing pain and inflammation. With optimal immunity you don’t overreact physically, mentally, or emotionally.
In Jin Shin Jyutsu® Japanese acupressure, Safety Energy Lock (SEL) 3 relates to immunity. This SEL acts as a natural antibiotic and also addresses anything related to the immune system including autoimmune disorders and allergies, two examples of the body’s overreaction. If I apply a fifteen to twenty minute SEL 3 self-help on each side when I first feel a cold or sore throat, I usually avoid getting sick. When applying the self-help for sore throats, I actually feel them disappear one side at a time! Note: always hold the same side SEL 15 simultaneously with SEL 3 (cross your arm across your body to reach the 3, no crossing for the 15) to release any stuck SEL 3 energy down the front of your body to prevent headaches.
Safety Energy Lock 3 supports healthy relationships. In JSJ, you (1) and I (also 1) equals we (3). In other words, a relationship adds up to more than what the two components bring. The “you” could be a person or environmental toxins, your diet, stress, or debilitating emotions, for example. How you respond to your “exposure” interpersonally or otherwise, meaning your relationship to it, constitutes your immunity or resilience. No wonder a sense of community increases longevity.
Physical immunity keeps illness at bay. Mental and emotional immunity harmonize relationships. All receive support from the 3’s, which also enhance vitality. How do you reduce your reactivity to people, places, things, germs, or anything else you encounter? What helps support your resilience?