Chronic pains and aches are a reality that many people have to live with, and taking pills is the first impulse we have without considering the side effects of medicines.
I am not the type of person who runs to the doctor every time I feel a pain or ache. I choose to take control over my body and search for the cause of the pain. I often rely on natural remedies and the ancient Chinese medicine before running to the doctor’s office. Most pains can be easily solved at home.
Lately, I read an article about an exclusive method which provides pain relief using ear reflexology. I trust foot reflexology because is backed by science and it relieved various pains, but using the ears was a bit too much. Even if I was skeptical regarding this method, I must admit that curiosity had a strong word to say, so I tried this ear clipping method to see if it works.
The ear reflexology technique can be done by a professional or simply done by yourself, and helps relax the body and relieve pain. The sensitivity and reflexology of the ear is so ancient, that it was nurtured in acupuncture even by the old Egyptians.
It seems that the ear has 6 different points which are connected to pain and soreness in a specific part of the body. By applying pressure to each spot, you can relieve those aches. In fact, you can place a clothespin on each of the six pressure points on your ear for five seconds each to achieve certain desired effects.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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?
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.