As much as I hate to admit that it’s happening, time is taking it’s toll on me and every so often I feel the occasional aches and pains that let me know I’m not a teenager anymore. I try to take it in stride, and I’m not really one of those people who likes to run to the doctor whenever it happens. I view medicating as a last resort, so I like to stay informed on ways to feel better naturally such as pain relief stretches and yoga.
Unfortunately, you can’t always stretch out in public, which is where reflexology and acupressure comes into play. This method has you place clothespins on certain spots of your earlobe to offer a tension release. It relies on the ears having complex nerve endings that form a virtual map of your entire body. Please note, however, that this method shouldn’t replace actual medical advice, but it’s definitely worth trying.
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.
The uppermost part of your ear is connected to the back and shoulders. Apply pressure for about a minute.
The next spot down is connected to the internal organs. Obviously, severe pains should be examined by a medical professional immediately, but this can help with minor aches.
The upper-middle part of the ear is associated with the joints. Again, chronic problems must be examined by a doctor, but this is great for the occasional discomfort.
If you’ve got some sinus issues, pressure to the lower-middle part of the ear can help.
Just above your earlobe is the area associated with digestion. Stimulate this spot to relieve minor stomach aches and digestive discomfort.
The lowest part of the ear, the lobe, is connected to the head and heart. It’s a pretty good way to eliminate pressure headaches as well as promote heart health.