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Minor pain management: I'm ALL Ears!

According to the science of reflexology, there are six points on the ear that correspond to specific zones of the body. These are good to know when you're experiencing minor aches and pains!

Applying pressure to the part of the ear that corresponds to the painful area--by using a clothespin or even your thumb and forefinger--is purported to help relieve the pain.

I am not saying that this practice works or does not work; it's up to you to decide whether or not you want to try it and determine if it's effective.  Keep in mind that this is intended for minor aches and pains only!

Here is a little more detail about each particular zone as illustrated above:

1) Back and shoulders: The uppermost part of the outer ear is designated for relief of tension that builds up during the course of the day.  Try applying pressure for a minute at a time periodically over the course of a day for best result.

2)  Internal Organs: Area #2 is your "go to" for minor aches that occur in the internal organs.  If the pain is severe or does not go away, medical attention may be warranted!

3) Joints: Just above the center part of the outer ear is the spot to apply pressure when relief from minor aches and pains in the knees, hips, and other joints is in order.  Sooner or later medical attention might be needed.  But when you're in a pinch this is something to try!

4) Throat/Sinuses: If you feel like you're coming down with a cold and have sinus pressure or a sore throat, zone 4 is the place to go.  

5) Digestion: Minor stomach problems are all too common. Sometimes you just don't have any appropriate medications on hand but you need r-e-l-i-e-f.  Zone 5, located just above the earlobe is the correct place to apply pressure in this situation.

6) Head and heart:  Feel a headache coming on? Want to improve heart health?  The earlobe is
your best bet for either of these.

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