Did you know that there is a neurological link between your organs and specific spots on your body? If you pay close attention to your ears, you can learn whether you have any lurking health problems and even foresee potential conditions.
So, we have gathered the most interesting facts about ears to help you know more about your identity and health. Browse through the next pages to reveal 7 interesting things your ears can tell about you.
(There’s a nice bonus at the end of the article that will help you relax and relieve pains!)
#1 – Your ears can serve as identification
Human ears are completely formed at birth, and they don’t go through any changes as we grow older. However, there is a tiny exception: the lobe gets down a little bit. This makes your ears serve as identification of who you are, exactly the way fingerprints work. It is even said that ears can be better than fingerprints when it comes to proving that you are unique.
#2 – Your ears have something to reveal about your genetics
Just like your lips, nose, and eyes, your earlobes have unique features as well. There are even little differences that make each ear really unique. One study revealed that connected earlobes, which are attached to the side of your head, indicate recessive genes, while free earlobes, which are hanging down without any contact with the side of your head, indicate dominant genes.
#3 – Ears can signal coronary diseases
Having a diagonal earlobe crease indicates that you might be at a higher risk of getting heart disease. An earlobe with a cease makes the earlobe seems like it’s cut in half. According to one study, a diagonal earlobe crease is a potential sign of coronary heart disease. Although scientists aren’t sure how this link works exactly, there are some theories and supporting studies.
#4 – Ears can tell if you’re lacking vitamins and calcium
Ringing, hissing, or whistling in one or both ears could indicate that the person is deficient in certain nutrients. Also, ears that developed a very pale color could indicate a lack of calcium and vitamins in the body. In such cases, your ears are telling to follow a nutrient-rich, balanced diet.
#5 – Ears can signal kidney problems
It turns out that your ears and kidneys are connected. In case your ears turned red, it could mean that your kidneys are having some issues. By the way, renal diseases can also affect hearing and may even cause deafness.
#6 – Ears can signal brain disorders
Now, you should be familiar with the fact that your ears are linked to many organs, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to realize that they have a strong link with the brain. Actually, ears that develop a deep red color could indicate brain problems, constant headaches, or memory loss.
#7 – What does ear inflammation indicate?
Inflammation can be caused by a rare disease called Relapsing Polychondritis. Although the causes of this condition are not known, there are some signs that can help in early diagnosis of RP.
One specific symptom of this disease is the inflammation of the cartilage of the ear which is manifested as ear pain and redness.
BONUS: Reflexology of the ear
Although not as famous as foot and hand reflexology, ear reflexology is just as effective for alleviating pain and stress. In fact, our ears consist of over two hundred acupuncture points that are linked to the musculoskeletal system, as well as many organs.
So, you can actually treat plenty of minor health issues (both physical and emotional) by massaging these stimulation points. Amazingly, you’ll notice that the majority of charts available illustrate the organ systems and body parts as an unborn baby in a fetal position.
In case you’re suffering from serious health problems, you should better visit a reflexology expert or a doctor.
Massage or put a clamp on these points (as shown in the picture) to alleviate minor pains and discomforts:
1. Back and shoulders problems.
2. Organs’ issues.
3. Joints’ problems.
4. Nasal sinuses and throat aches.
5. Digestion issues.
6. Headaches and heart problems.