Health benefits of ear massage that will force you to do it the right away
Written by Sneh Chaudhry on November 24, 2021
Stress and anxiety have become a part of daily routine since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. While the lockdown has taken away the livelihood of many, many more are left others with too much work to handle.
All this, in turn, leaves us feeling groggy and stressed often.
We all know regular physical activity and a healthy diet can help us maintain overall health. But sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you cannot find time to go for that walk. To help you in situations like this, you must try ear massage. Ear massage will calm your nerves and benefit you both mentally and physically. The best part about it is that you can do it anytime anywhere.
Ear massage also called ear reflexology or auriculotherapy relieves stress by stimulating certain pressure points on the ear. Not just this, ear massage can also help a host of other physiological signs, ailments and pathological disorders in the chest, abdomen, lower back and feet areas. Here are the other benefits of ear massage and how to do it.
Reduces muscle pain
Studies have found that ear massage is a great way to reduce discomfort caused by muscle pain. A gentle pull and rub of the ear lobes stimulate the nerve endings that lead to the release of endorphins. Endorphin, the feel-good hormone helps in relieving pain. Ear massage also helps in boosting blood circulation.
Helps relieve headache and migraines
Though there are a variety of painkillers available for headaches and migraine, it’s best not to consume them often. Next time, when you get a headache, try ear massage. You can also have peppermint tea to compliment the massage for added benefits.
Decrease stress and anxiety
Ear massage is helpful during stressful situations. So, next time when you feel stressed out, panicked or restless, massage the heavenly gate points on your ear in circulations. Heavenly gate point- The heavenly gate point is located in the upper shell of your ear, at the tip of the triangle-like hollow.
Help lose weight
Losing weight in no cakewalk. Apart from a healthy diet and exercise, sometimes it requires some simple tricks and tips to lose weight. One such trick that can help you is ear massage. Rubbing at different points of the ear can help in quicker weight loss.
Helps fight insomnia
To get a good night’s sleep, one needs to have a relaxed mind. And ear massage has been known to have that relaxing effect on the body. Try some ear massage before going to bed tonight.
Boosts your energy
Do you gulp down one cup after the other to feel fresh in the morning? Next time, rub your ears more intensely when you wake up. Stimulation of the nerve endings on the ear can activate your brain cells and make you feel fresh. So, next time when you feel low on energy, try massaging your ears.
Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com
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