Ear massage is an extremely relaxing and effective therapy aimed at decreasing cravings, reducing stress, promoting well-being, and addressing various health issues. Ear acupuncture is used throughout the world to reduce food cravings, assist in the detoxification of addictive substances, manage pain, and calm anxiety.
Ear massage triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. Studies have demonstrated that ear stimulation increases levels of endorphins in both the blood and cerebrospinal fluid.
Here is a great ear massage that you can do for yourself or your loved ones:
#1 – Rub in small circular motions with your thumbs inside the widest upper part inside the ears, holding them from outside with the index and middle fingers.
#2 – Use your index finger to massage inside the smaller crevices if your thumbs don’t fit and along the front of your ear where it attaches to the head.
#3 – Massage the earlobes by gently pulling them down and making circles with your thumb and index finger.
About Dr. Rosemary Harris
Dr. Harris is a Nationally Board Certified Licensed Acupuncture Physician practicing in Naples, Florida. Dr. Harris has studied and worked with great masters specializing in fertility and women’s health issues, and is a member of the American Pregnancy Association and sees patients from Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, and Estero, FL.