Did you know the Chinese have used ear reflexology via acupressure and acupuncture for thousands of years to address all kinds of health issues? Ayurvedic medicine has known for centuries that the marma or energy points in your ears connect to your organs and whole body.
Rubbing, pulling, gently twisting, unrolling, and massaging your ears stimulates these energy points. Touching your own ears feels pleasurable since it triggers the release of brain endorphins that help you feel nurtured.
Take a few moments and give your ears a good workout. This is awesome to do before sitting at the computer. Use your fingers to rub and massage every inch of your outer ears. Move towards the center of your ear, massaging all the tricky hard to get at places.
Gently roll and unroll your ear flaps slightly, then massage deeply behind your ears into the ridge that connects your ear to your skull. If you notice some areas of your ears are sore or sensitive to touch, spend a bit more time lightly massaging those places.
Take your earlobes between your thumb and forefinger and lightly pull downwards. Your earlobes are energetically linked to your brain. As you massage the right ear lobe, it allows the left brain and pituitary gland to become stimulated. When you massage the left ear lobe, it allows the right brain and pineal gland to become stimulated, which gives you a whole brain experience.
‘When we talk about settling the world’s problems, we’re barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.’ Joseph Campbell