Feeling stressed? You may want to skip the full body massage and opt for ear reflexology instead. Integrative Health suggests that ear massage may help with multiple health issues including pain relief and addiction. This type of massage works well because the ears are so close to the brain. Your ears have a number of pressure points whose nerves endings are directly connected to your central nervous system. By strategically placing clothespins on various points of your ears, you can provide significant relief for everyday body annoyances. Here are the six parts of ear where you will put clothespins.
The Upper-Middle Part of the Ear: This part of your ear is connected to your joints. Apply pressure on this spot to relieve your joints of stiffness or pain as a result of a long day at the keyboard.
The Lower-Middle Part of the Ear: Pinching the lower-middle part of your ear will bring you relief in your sinuses and throat. This can come in very handy when you want to get a good night’s sleep, but have a stuffy nose, or are feeling congested.
Just Above the Earlobe: The spot just above your earlobe is associated with digestion. By applying a clothespin here, you can help reduce digestive and stomach pain. You can use this as a means of preventing such discomfort.
The Upper Part Of The Ear: The uppermost part of your ear has a direct connection to your back and shoulders. By applying pressure to this spot for a minute each day, you will help reduce built-up tension in those areas.
The Top Of Your Ear’s Curve: If you’re feeling internal tenderness or discomfort, place a clothespin on this spot for relief. (Always make sure to see a doctor to figure out the root cause of the discomfort.
Your Earlobe: This spot is connected with your head and heart. Apply pressure here to promote your heart’s health and also relieve migraines and pressure headaches.
You do not have to keep the pins on any longer than a few minutes at a time, however, you should apply them several times a day as needed. What do you think about this at-home reflexology? Do these methods work for you or do you prefer a different technique to reduce bodily aches and pains? Share your thoughts.