I found an interesting article in Reflexology News about how Reflexology can help with the pain and frustration associated with Tinnitus.
At least 10 percent of American adults suffer from Tinnitus, a condition that causes sufferers to hear constant phantom noises in the ears, described as ringing, buzzing, whistling, hissing, clicking or whooshing. The noise may vary in intensity from a low background noise to a high pitched squeal, and may be in one or both ears. Occasionally the sound is so intense that it can interfere with the ability to concentrate or hear causing disruption that can be overbearing.
How does Reflexology help? Reflexology is a noninvasive and gentle alternative medicine. By applying pressure to reflex points located on the feet, hands and ears, messages are sent to the brain to indicate that there is an energy imbalance in the ears. The brain recognizes these messages and then sends healing signals to that part of the body to start the healing process.
There is a reflexology point that corresponds to every organ, glands, and tissues in the body. By pressing firmly (not painfully) on these points, the body recognizes where the imbalances are and starts the healing process. Many people have found tremendous relief from chronic pain and are grateful. The best part about it is that it only takes minutes to apply.
There are two Reflexology methods that you can try at home, Ear Reflexology and Foot Reflexology. You may combine both feet and ear methods or if you are not up to doing both, do the ear reflexology technique one day and the feet the next.
Feet, hands and ears have thousands of nerve endings. In the feet, the nerve endings for the ears are located under the fourth and third toes of each foot and hands.. Starting with the right foot or right hand, press firmly under fourth and third toe or finger for 3 seconds, release and repeat for two more times. Repeat on the left foot and hand.
In the ears, the ear reflexology points are located where you would insert an earring; on right earlobe, the ear point is located on the right side of the hole and the left ear lobe, the ear reflex point is on the left side of the earring hole.
Start with the right ear lobe, stroke from the top to the bottom of the right side ear lobe over and over for 10 seconds and do the same for the left ear lobe.
Practice this technique several times a day until you start to feel better.
About the writer – Helen Chin Lui, Certified Reflexologist, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and Reiki Master. She is the owner of the Healing Place in Medfield, MA. She specializes in helping people to find relief from digestive disorder, chronic pain and balance hormones naturally. To schedule a free consultation, call 508 359-6463 or schedule at www.healingplacemedfield.com
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