From time to time we can all find ourselves feeling a little stressed out. There are numerous reasons why, and even beginning to think about them all cane make us feel less than zen.
So, when we stumbled across this golden nugget of info, we had to share it with everyone and anyone who had never heard the good news.
There is a very easy procedure that can relieve stress, without the hassle or expense of a doctor. Also, it doesn't take particularly long either. Doctor of medical science and psychiatrist Mark Sandomirsky might just be on to a winner with his simple ear massage technique.
Despite the causes and effects of stress being numerous and incredibly varied depending on each individual, Dr. Sandomirsky reckons psycho-reflexology is one way to physically de-stress and relieve heaviness or pain from certain parts of the body, using natural anti-stress points.
According to Cosmopolitan, the first step in this doctor's method requires eliminating all destructive emotions.
This is the first step before using the Shen Men (or "The Gate of Heaven", according to ancient Chinese culture) area on your ear to bring energy to your whole body.
Massaging the Shen Men — a pressure point situated in the upper third part of your ear — reportedly strengthens your overall health, decreases stress, and boosts energy. If this is true then we are sensing a very bright future might be in store for us all.
In order to access this positive energy, Dr. Sandomirsky recommends using a cotton bud to press this point and massage it while breathing deeply.
When you inhale, look to the left, and look to the right when exhaling, which eventually should calm down your body.
Whether or not this method will actually work everyone is dependent on the individual, but to be honest when you're feeling overwhelmed or completely stressed out, there's no harm in at least trying something new.
A few minutes of deep breathing exercises are generally recommended for people who need to find some calm, adding in the ear part might just be an added bonus.
So, pass us the cotton buds and bring on the good vibes.