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Combat Cravings with Ear Massage
By: Acufinder Editorial Staff
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.
Medical experts in ancient times regarded ear massage as a practice for health enhancement and disease prevention. Ancient Chinese medical literature states that the "ear is the meeting point of all the meridians" and "vital energy of human body converges on the ear".
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Massage the earlobes by gently pulling them down and making circles with your thumb and index finger.
Contact a practitioner near you today and schedule a consultation to see how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can assist you with your goals and help you to live a long, healthy life!