Edited By: Stephanie Dawson
Ear reflexology is traditional Chinese medicine. This art of healing originated in Chinese and Egyptian medicine more than 5000 years ago as an art that can be applied quickly and easily in situations when foot reflexology may not be suitable.
This gentle and non-invasive treatment can be used to obtain relief from a variety of conditions from stress to specific disorders. It’s based on zones and points on the ears which relate to energy centers known as a meridian. The ear reflects the shape of your body, lobes reflect the head while the top reflects the legs. The area many pierce shows the eye reflex.
Ear Reflexology Session
You can try a relaxing reflexology session with your fingertips. Here are the steps:
• Sit on a chair in a quiet place. Massage both ears firmly but gently with your finger tips. Start from the top, gently rub the outer edge of your ear to the lobes with your index finger on the ear top and thumb below. Repeat this step 2-3 times.
• Rub the inner ear ridge from the top towards the earlobe with your index finger. Repeat 2-3 times.
• Insert your finger in the ear avoiding the ear canal, rub your finger in a sweeping motion from the center to the outer edge. Repeat 2-3 times.
• Rub the inner crevices of your ear, there are many reflex points there. Professionals usually use a blunt stick to work these points because fingers are too large to pinpoint a reflex.
• Identify sensitive areas in your ear that feel sore, tender, and painful when you press them or squeeze them. Consult your ear reflexology chart to find reflex points for any particular issue.
You can get your ear reflexology chart online or buy a book. A big chart is easier to read as the small portion of your ear possesses hundreds of reflex points. Take your time, read the chart carefully, and identify the areas you are interested in. Work on those areas. For example, the upper part of your outer ear will treat depression and anxiety.
Ear reflexology is beneficial in many ways. It gives instant pain relief. Chinese reflexologists find it beneficial for lowering blood pressure, treating infections, and balancing hormones.
It’s good for young children as they find it relaxing and soothing. Young children are especially receptive to having their ears worked on.
Since your ear reflects your whole body, thorough ear reflexology may help you stimulate all the areas of your body.
It’s an easy way to relax, you can avoid unwanted pain and stress by doing this easy reflexology session.
It is commonly used with hand and foot reflexology and can confirm a diagnosis suggested by imbalances in the feet and hand reflex points.