Exercise #65 – Ear Massage


 

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Healing T’ai Chi

…the award winning blog of seated exercises based on Qigong and Yang style T’ai Chi for people of all ages and levels of fitness.

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“The Master has no possessions.
The more he does for others,
the happier he is.
The more he gives to others,
the wealthier he is.”

Tao Te Ching #81, translated by S. Mitchell

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According to Accupuncturists, the ear contains points that represent all parts of the body.  If you have visited an accupuncturist, you know that needles are often inserted on the ears rather than directly on the “problem area “of the body.  Take your time and do a thorough masssage of your ears to get the most benefit from your session.

 Benefits –  This massage will give you a complete tune-up for all parts of your body.

 Posture – Sit comfortably with your back braced against the back of your chair, feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart.  Be sure to sit up straight but relaxed.

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  1. Grasp your ear flap(s) gently between your thumb and forefinger.  You may work on one ear at a time or both at the same time.
  2. Knead the ear(s) for at least 30 seconds. 
  3. Then, pull carefully on the earlobe(s) for a few seconds.
  4. Rub your hands together to warm the palms.  Place your hands lightly over your ears with the fingers pointed toward the back of your head.
  5. Tap your fingertips on your head several times.
  6. When you’re finished, close your eyes and breathe in and out 6 to 12 times to end your session.

Use the Windscreen (TW 17) to enhance your massage session.

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  • You can find this pressure point at the indentation behind your earlobe. 

  • Press gently on this spot one ear at a time or both at the same time with your middle finger  for a full minute.

Benefits:  This point will relieve ear pain, jaw pain, facial spasms, a swollen throat, mumps and toothaches.

 

Don’t forget to drink water at the end of your exercise session or any time you begin to feel thirsty.  A Word of Caution…If you have or have had problems with your kidneys, please consult your physician

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~The exercises in this blog are intended for educational purposes only.  Always consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise program.~

 

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