Ear Reflexology or Auricular Therapy is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Like hand reflexology, ear reflexology can be applied quickly and easily in situations where foot reflexology may not be suitable, or if health conditions do not permit it.
Reflexology is the ancient art of healing. It can be used in conjunction with conventional treatment to obtain relief from a variety of conditions – from general stress to specific disorders. This gentle and non-invasive healing art originated in Chinese and Egyptian medicine more than 5,000 years ago.
Each ear contains a complete reflex map of the body, rich with nerve endings and multiple connectors to the central nervous system. Ear Reflexology is based on zones and points in the ears which relate to energy centers known as meridian. The shape of the body is projected into the ear. The head is located in the ear lobe while the legs are located at the opposite end. Where most people have their ears pierced this is the eye reflex.
You can give yourself a mini relaxation ear reflexology session. With your finger tips, gently but firmly massage both ears simultaneously. Here are the steps, starting from the outside edge of the ear working towards the center –
Start from the top of the ear – with your index finger on top of the ear and thumb below, gently rub the outer ridge of the ear from the top of the ear to the ear lobes. Repeat step for 2 – 3 minutes.
Inner ridge -With your index finger, rub the inner ear ridge from the top towards the earlobe. Repeat for 2 – 3 minutes.
Inside the ear – Now insert your index finger inside of the ear (not down the ear canal) and gently rub in a sweeping motion starting from the center of the ear to the outer edge. Repeat for 2 – 3 minutes.
Ear Lobe – With you index finger and your thumb, gently massage each ear lobe from one end to the other. Repeat for 2 – 3 minutes. You may also gently pull the ears in different angles to encourage blood flow for 2 – 3 minutes.
Depending on how much time you have you may massage as little as ten minutes or as long as half hour. This procedure can be done on a daily basis and is extremely relaxing. Ear reflexology can help some people with migraine headaches, attention problems, pain relief, clearing infections, lowering blood pressure and balancing hormones.
For a professional Ear Reflexology session, please call the Healing Place to schedule an appointment or a FREE 60 minute consultation at 508 359-6463.
About the writer – Helen Chin Lui is a Certified Reflexologist, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and Reiki Master. She is the owner of the Healing Place. She specializes in helping people to find relief from digestive disorder, chronic pain and how to balance hormones naturally. To schedule a FREE 60 minute consultation, call 508 359-6463.