Being pinched by a clothespin surely doesn’t make you think “here’s a good way to relieve pain. It makes you think of the exact opposite! But what if I told you that depending on the area pinched, a clothespin can bring you unbelievable health benefits?
For thousands of years, mostly in Asia, people researched the ways different parts of our bodies are connected through energy channels and how pressure, if applied in the right areas (rich in nerve endings), can have benefits on our overall health.
The ears are such areas, rich in nerve endings, with pressure points that, when excited, can relieve pain in 6 different parts of the body, as follows:
1 The Upper Part of the Ear
The back and shoulders are connected with the uppermost part of the ear. Applying pressure to this spot for a minute each day will help reduce built-up tension in those areas. Try this several times a day to lessen back and shoulder pain.
2 The Top of Your Ear’s Curve
it seems that the internal organs are connected to this spot of the ear. If you’re feeling internal tenderness or discomfort, place a clothespin on this spot for relief. Do not solely rely on this technique! Make sure you see a doctor to figure out what the root cause of the discomfort is!!!
3 The Upper-Middle Part of the Ear
The upper-middle part of the ear is the part that is most closely associated with pain and stiffness in the joints. Applying pressure on this spot can offer relief if your joints are feeling stiff or painful as a result of a long day of tipping or other similar activities.
4 The Lower-Middle Part of the Ear
Pinching the lower-middle part of your ear will provide you relief in your sinuses and throat. This can be a great help if you’re feeling stuffy or congested.
5 Just Above the Earlobe
Had a big meal and now you’re in trouble? The spot just above your earlobe is associated with digestion. Applying a clothespin here can help reduce digestive and stomach pain.
6 Your Earlobe
The earlobe is said to be connected with your head and heart. Applying pressure here can promote your heart’s health and also relieve migraines and pressure headaches.