Feeling stressed? You may want to skip the full body massage and opt for ear reflexology instead. Richard Randig, a board certified relexologist focuses on different pressure points within the ear to relieve stress and ease symptoms in other areas of the body.
Are you wondering how? Here’s the answer – by placing it on your ear. Our ears contain several nerve endings and each ear contains a reflex map of the body, rich with nerve endings and multiple connectors to the central nervous system.
There are six pressure points on your ears, each connected to a certain part of your body. Applying pressure, with a clothespin or even your fingers, can help relieve aches and pains in those areas.
1 The Upper Part of the
The uppermost part of your ear has direct effects on your back and shoulders. Applying pressure to this spot for a minute each day will help reduce built-up tension in those areas.
#2 The Top of Your Ear’s
This spot on your ear is connected to your organs. If you’re feeling internal tenderness or discomfort, place a clothespin on this spot for relief. (Make sure you see a doctor to figure out what the root cause of the discomfort is.)
#3 The Upper-Middle Part of the
This part of your ear is linked to your joints. Applying pressure on this spot can offer relief if your joints are feeling stiff or painful as a result of a long day at the keyboard.
#4 The Lower-Middle Part of the
Pinching the lower-middle part of your ear will provide you relief in your sinuses and throat. This can be a great help in getting a good night’s sleep if you’re feeling stuffy or congested.
#5 Just Above the
The spot just above your earlobe is associated with digestion. Applying a clothespin here can help reduce digestive and stomach pain. You can use this as a means of preventing such discomfort.
Finally, we arrive at the earlobe. This spot is connected with your head and heart. Applying pressure here can promote your heart’s health and also relieve migraines and pressure headaches.
This ear reflexology is so easy to do and can make a large difference in your day!