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How can massaging your ears reduce stress?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Borrowing from the ancient secrets of acupuncture, acupressure allows you to give yourself an ear massage that reduces stress. Gently massaging pressure points on the lobes and outer rims of the ear helps to relax all the muscles of the face and body. Start by applying light pressure to your earlobes using your thumb and index finger. Then, rub the earlobes and move up the outer rim of the ear to the top of your ear. Apply pressure very gently and then work your way back down. You can do this for about 1-2 minutes.

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