How Massaging Your Ear Can Help Relieve Pain

Most of us experience minor aches and pains at one time or another. Reflexology is one great way that many people use to temporarily relieve minor pain and discomfort. One form of reflexology that you can learn to do yourself and can be done anytime and anywhere is massaging the ears.

Just like reflexology for your hands and feet, your ears have pressure points that stimulate areas of your body.

Ear (auricular) reflexology divides the ear into six pressure points, each of which connects to a certain part of your body. By applying pressure with your fingers, (please don’t use a clothespin – an adverse method touted on social media – you could cause nerve damage), you can help alleviate minor aches and pains. Pressure should only be applied to the ear points for a minute or so.

Obviously, these techniques are meant to help relieve pain but if you experience severe pains or have chronic pain, you should visit a health professional.

Back and shoulders: The uppermost part of your ear is connected to your back and shoulders.

Organs: The next spot down is connected to the internal organs.

Joints: The upper-middle part of the ear is connected with the joints.

Sinus and throat: If you’ve got some clogged sinuses or a sore throat, applying pressure to the lower-middle part of the ear can help.

Digestion: The area just above your earlobe is associated with your stomach and intestines. By stimulating this spot, you can help relieve minor stomach aches and digestive discomfort.

Head and heart: The ear lobe is connected to the head and heart. If you are experiencing a pressure headache, this is a good point to massage.

For more techniques and tips, watch the video demonstration below. The masseur says that massaging your ears will not only help soothe your body but also help relax your mind!

Disclaimer: The content in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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