Ocean waves crashing, the sweet sound of birds chirping, hearing "I love you"... without our miraculous ears we would be unable to enjoy these glorious sounds.
Vibrations, electrical impulses, sound waves... your ears juggle it all, beautifully and effortlessly! According to Live Science, the ear is an intricate and complex organ not only involved in the function of hearing, but also in one's ability to balance. So the next time you steady yourself after tripping over that hidden crack in the pavement... you have your ears to thank! Here are some other helpful and intriguing ear tid bits:
Kill A Cold
You wake up to a tiny soreness in the back of your throat. Uh oh, the beginning of a cold! You immediately start popping vitamins and chugging orange juice. But, what if we told you there was more you could do to tackle this irritating illness?
The next time you feel a cold beginning to settle in, pull the hydrogen peroxide from your bathroom cabinet. One at a time, fill each ear with peroxide (by tilting your head to the side), and allow the tiny bubbles to work their magic. Once the bubbles cease, drain the ear completely. The common cold often attempts to enter the body through the ears, so with the power of peroxide you can stop the germs dead in their tracks! Read the full steps on Purest Colloids.
Scratch The Itch
Have you ever had an itch in the back of your throat that you just can't quite reach? You awkwardly maneuver your tongue in an attempt to scratch that uncomfortable irritation, but once again... you're unsuccessful. Bummer.
During the next small but annoying "throat-itch," try massaging your earlobes. The pressure will trigger a small muscle spasm in your throat, which in turn, will massage that irritating tickle. Ah, relief!
Oh, My Head!
When a terrible headache pounds at the door, and your go-to bottle of aspirin isn't within reach, try this helpful hint. Hold your ear with your pointer finger and thumb, pointer finger inside the deep groove of your outer ear, and thumb behind your ear. Gently tug your ear away from your head, and let go. Continue to repeat this action. This tugging movement will increase the release of cerebral-spinal fluid, which will soothe that throbbing head of yours!
I'm Sorry, Could You Speak Up?
Your hearing isn't "awful," but you find yourself needing questions repeated more often than in past years. If this is the case for you, you are not alone. The build up of ear wax (which happens to all of us) makes it more difficult to hear. Very often, people are embarrassed to talk about a topic such as ear wax, so they ignore it, and the hearing difficulties only worsen.
We have a phenomenal home remedy involving olive oil, that just may restore your youthful hearing. Apply drops of warm pure olive oil into your ear canal and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Repeat these simple steps a couple times a day for up to five days. These olive oil applications will help dissolve the blockage in your ear, and make the wonderful life sounds just a bit more clear! Read the full details on wikiHow.
Soothe A Sour Stomach
Did you know that the ear has numerous pressure points, each linked to a different area of the body? The point of the ear that corresponds with your digestive system is located just above the ear lobe. The next time your stomach isn't feeling quite right try pinching this area of your ear. You could even clamp a clothespin if you have one handy. Your stomach will settle, and you'll be feeling better in no time!
Save A Life
According to Reader's Digest, a diagonal crease across a person's earlobe may be an indication of poor blood circulation and of clogged arteries associated with the heart. Although for some this crease may be a typical sign of aging... for others it may be a prediction of Coronary Heart Disease. They say that every year over a million people in the United States are affected by, or die from, heart attacks and CHD. Early detection is extremely important, so be sure to make your health a top priority.
Watch the following video to learn more about ear massages for headaches and migraines:
Pay It Forward
Unfortunately, there isn't a perfect solution to every life struggle... but there surely are a handful of wonderful remedies associated with the ear! Share these interesting hints with your friends and family, and help others to also say, "These tips are music to my ears!"