Reflexology is an alternative treatment for alleviating pain from various ailments. It is based on performing massage by using the fingers by which we apply pressure to specific points in the feet, hands and ears. It is believed that each organ is related to a certain point in the hands, feet and ears, and by massaging these points you can relieve pains and aches.
This method stimulates the self-healing process of the body, and it is very similar to acupuncture, which is based on stimulating the vital energy (Qi). By the use of reflexology you can soothe headaches, back pain, stress and respiratory issues. You need to be aware that it cannot treat illnesses but only relieve pain.
In this article we shall concentrate on the reflexology performed on the ears, which is known as auricular reflexology.
The ear is consisted of 6 reflex zones which are connected to various body parts through the nervous system. By applying pressure on these points, you can manage to alleviate pain in specific body areas. Likewise, this method has been confirmed to be a great way in lowering stress.
You can perform a self reflexology by using a clothespin by applying pressure on different reflex points.
In the picture you will see the exact points which stimulate the specific body areas.
Reflex Ear Points
Heart and head
Ear reflexology can help you in relieving pain of the most important organs of the body like the heart and the head. The reflex point of the heart and head is the ear lobe, so if you experience light cardiovascular issues or headaches you can relieve them by pressing the ear globe with a clothespin.
Sinus and throat
The reflex point in the lower part of the ear is connected to the sinus and throat. Relieve your sore throat or sinus infection by placing a clothespin in this ear part.
Back and shoulders
You can relieve the pain in the back and the shoulders by pressing the upper part of the ear with a clothespin. In order to achieve this you need to hold the clothespin in this area for 60 seconds. For optimal results, repeat this procedure several times a day.
This ear point is related to all internal organs in the body. So, if you experience pain apply a slight pressure to relieve the pain. But, if the pain cannot be relieved, then make sure to pay a visit to your doctor.
By pressing the corner of the ear not only that you will manage to alleviate pain but as well as prevent it. The use of clothespin will help you in relieving abdominal pain or cramping.
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