I am not the type of person who runs to the doctor every time I feel a little ache or pain. After all, aches and pains are a part of life.
Instead, I prefer to think I have a little more control over my own body, like when trying these pain relief stretches I can do without leaving my chair.
So when I saw this exclusive method for providing minor pain relief using my ears, I was obviously skeptical, but also curious.
Certified reflexologist Helen Chin Lui writes, “Each ear contains a complete reflex map of the body, rich with nerve endings and multiple connectors to the central nervous system.”
I can’t always do stretches in the middle of my office, and I know that the doctor can’t always help with minor soreness — but something as simple as putting a clothespin on my ear? Well, it sounds crazy, but it has to be worth a shot!
While this method should never take the place of medical advice, I will definitely be giving this ear reflexology method a try — whether with a clothespin or just my fingertips.
Each of these 6 different points on the ear is connected to pain and soreness in a specific part of the body. By applying pressure to each spot, you can relieve those aches.
Scroll through to find the part of the body that is ailing you!
The upper-most portion of the ear is directly connected to your back and shoulders. Applying a clothespin for about a minute should go a long way to reduce built-up tension. Try this several times a day to lessen that back and shoulder pain.
The next spot down on the ear is the one that is connected to the body’s organs. Obviously, if you have severe internal pain, you should be seeing a doctor. But for minor internal tenderness or discomfort, use a clothespin or your fingers on this spot. It may just give you the internal relief you are looking for.
The upper-middle part of the ear is the part that is most closely associated with pain and stiffness in the joints. Applying pressure with a clothespin or your fingers can offer some much needed relief. Chronic problems should necessitate a trip to the doctor, but why not try this simple method first?
The lower-middle part of the ear is the one that is connected to the sinuses and throat. When seeking relief from a cold or sinus infection, applying pressure to this spot can aid in the reducing of tension. A clothespin can go a long way to cutting down on pesky throat soreness.
Just above the lobe of the ear is a place most commonly associated with digestion. Using a clothespin to apply pressure can help relieve digestive issues and minor stomach problems. And if you are a person who often feels digestive discomfort, you can use this method in advance to try to be preventative.
The lowest place on the ear — the lobe — is the spot that is connected with two of the most important parts of the body: the head and the heart. Applying pressure to the ear lobe can work to promote heart health and to relieve unwanted pressure in the head. This method can be quite effective in eliminating pressure headaches.
This ear reflexology is so easy to do and can make a large difference in your day!
Will you be giving any of these a try? Let us know which ones in the comments.
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