Have you ever noticed what a baby does to self-soothe and find relaxation? Some are thumb suckers, finger suckers, eyelid twitchers, and ear fiddlers! Well, all of these things access reflex points that release energy and relax the body (and spirit!).
Designed in such a marvelous way, you have reflex points corresponding to different body organs and energy systems in the body on your hands, feet, face and ears.
The energy meridians run longitudinally through your body and connect to these reflex points. Rubbing and pressing on these reflex points is a holistic and beneficial method for immediate relaxation and increased overall wellness.
Learning what points relate to what areas of the body opens up an enormous amount of self-healing potential. Here I will share a quick way to feel blissful by manipulating just a few points on your ear.
There are many more points on the ear - these are the ones that make relaxation a breeze.
Do the release method I share below and go straight to stress-free and pain-free in less than 60 seconds! Do this NOW!
*You are NOT entering the ear canal at anytime. These points are all in the external ear, as pictured below.
Acupressure Ear Massage for Immediate Relaxation (try it - you'll be hooked):
1. Locate Point Zero (Point 1 - see picture below) in your right ear. It is the ridge of cartilage just inside the ear, about 3 finger widths above the earlobe, and in towards the middle of your ear about 1/4 inch - feels like a slight indentation in cartilage. Got it? Then, find the same spot on the left ear. With both index fingers, gently press down into the cartilage until you feel the sweet spot of "feels so good, and kinda hurts" That's it!
While pressing inward with a degree of pressure that feels good, breathe in and out deeply and naturally. Turn your head slowly to the left as far as you can (eyes open or closed), hold position for a few seconds, and bring your head back around to center. Then, turn your head slowly to the right as far as you can and come back to center. Repeat this motion to each side 10 times.
2. Locate Triple Energizer Point (Point 2 - see picture below) on both ears. It is just inside your ear above the earlobe. Press gently straight into the ear tissue. You may want to use your pinky finger, since the tip is smaller, or use a Q-Tip to achieve direct contact with ear. Breathe in and out deeply and naturally. As in exercise above for Point 1, repeat the side to side motion to each side 10 times.
3. Locate Shen Men Point, also referred to as Heavenly Gate, (Point 3 - see picture below) in both ears. It is located just inside the ear at the highest point of attachment to your face, just in the divet of the ear above the highest ridge of cartilage, before the ear curls at the top. Use your finger or Q-Tip to press into it, or use your thumb pointing down pressing into it with index finger on the back gently pulling up on the upper ear (like you are getting ready to stick out your tongue making a monkey face - another great stress reducer, do it!)
Press inward and slightly upward with gentle pressure. Breathe in and out deeply and naturally. As in exercises above for Point 1 and Point 2, repeat the side to side motion to each side 10 times.
Here comes the bliss! Shen Men is the #1 Wellness Point for your entire body and relaxes muscles and relieves pain anywhere in the body instantly through energy flow.
Massage your ears vigorously with your hands for a few minutes - using your fingers to trace the inside of your ear and then up from the base of the earlobe and all around the top of the ear, and back down to the earlobe. Like you do when you dry them with a towel after taking a shower!
You may feel tingling, or even notice your ears are red for several minutes after ear acupressure - a telltale sign that you opened up your energy flow.
To finish off, roll your neck gently from side to side and press chin down and hold for a few seconds! Let out one more exhale and you're there! Stress to Bliss in 60 seconds!