Acupressure is an ancient form of healing that involves the application of pressure on various points on the body to activate the body’s ability to cure itself. Using the fingers, pressing on certain pressure points is said to help deal with all sorts of health problems. In this article, let us tackle the value of acupressure in restoring your sense of hearing and taste.

Basically, acupressure is just like acupuncture, only there is no need for needles to be jabbed into your skin. This means that it is something that can be done in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is determine which pressure point is significant to which form of illness or condition, as well as knowing how long and how frequently pressure should be applied on the said point. Anyone who is in need of immediate relief from a minor health problem may benefit.

Utilizing acupressure can be beneficial for you if you have diminished sense of hearing. It’s hard to live in a world where you can barely hear the chirping of the birds, the melody of your favorite songs, or the voice of your family and friends. Similarly, your life may be at risk if you cannot hear properly, most especially if you are outside your home — driving to the supermarket, jogging to get fit, crossing the street or taking your dog for a stroll around the block.

Acupressure may also help bring back your diminished sense of taste, which usually happens when you have sinusitis or a bout of upper respiratory tract infection. While it’s true that your sense of taste and smell have their own set of receptors and roles to play, they actually work together in helping you perceive the taste of food. This is exactly the reason why that serving of vanilla ice cream or slice of super moist chocolate cake doesn’t taste the same when you have a cold.

Going back to acupressure, the application of gentle pressure on certain points of the body is said to help bring back your ability to properly perceive sound or taste because such action can enhance blood flow, release muscle tension, and activate the life force of your very own body to commence the healing process.

Here’s how you can take advantage of acupressure in restoring your hearing:

• Using your right thumb, apply steady pressure on that depression situated in between your right foot’s inner anklebone and Achilles tendon. Hold this acupressure routine for about a couple of minutes. Do the same on your left foot using your left thumb.

• Open your mouth and place your index finger just in front of the ear canal with hearing problem. You should feel a slight depression there. Apply pressure on the said area until there’s slight discomfort. Hold it for a couple of minutes. Do the same on the other side if necessary.

Definitely, you should protect your ears from loud noises in order to keep your hearing loss from worsening. If you are taking antibiotics, tell your doctor about your hearing problem because it is possible that the ones prescribed to you are responsible for it. Also, experts say that overusing aspirin and the intake of certain diuretics may contribute to your hearing problem.

Here are some acupressure solutions to dealing with your diminished sense of taste:

• Place your thumb or index finger between the eyebrows. Apply a steady pressure for about a couple of minutes. Similarly, you may also knead the area with your finger 30 times.

• Using the thumb and index finger of your left hand, grasp the fleshy area right where the thumb and index finger of your right hand meet. If you are on the right spot, there should be some slight discomfort when you press with your thumb and index finger. Press the said area for 30 times. Repeat the procedure on your other hand.

The said acupressure solution should help improve your sense of taste especially when you are battling sinusitis, a cold or anything that causes a stuffy nose and keeps you from tasting food very well.

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