Ear reflexology is commonly used with foot and hand reflexology or can be used as its own treatment. Like hand reflexology, ear reflexology can be applied quickly and easily in certain situations of health conditions when the hand or foot may not be suitable.
Ear reflexology is used most for instant relief of pain. It can be used for balancing hormones and lowering blood pressure.
The ear has a rich nerve supply and multiple connections with the central nervous. Every part of the body has an auricular correspondence, therefore, when an area of the body loses balance, its corresponding point of projection on the ear becomes painful or an irregularity becomes apparent.
There are 5 principal nerves present in the ear. Nerves that distribute to the ear include both spinal and cranial nerves. This may help explain why there is so much success with ear therapy. The consistent pressure seems to bring about a rapid and beneficial response in the body. The blood supply to the ear is very rich. The ear is similar in shape to the inverted fetus, the head lying near the lower lobe, the hands and feet toward the upper rim with the body in between.
Ear Reflexology Certification Course:
Ear Certification Course Cost: $800.00 (price subject to change) (Dates available upon request)(Pre-requiste Core Reflexology )
-The Ear Course duration is a total of 18 hours. (Usually over a 3 day weekend)
-Written Exam (80%)
-Upon completion of the course, the student is then required to complete 50 independently documented practicum study sessions to further the level of skill needed to perform the RAC Ear Methodology.
- Practical Exam ( 80%)
The Course Outline:
1. An outline of the history of Ear Reflexology. 2.. Theory of Ear Reflexology 3. The Structure and function of the Ear - Anatomy and Physiology 4. Anatomy and Physiology Review 5. The Reflexes of the Ear, their location and what they correspond to. 6. Kea areas of emphasis for specific conditions - Pathophysiology. 7. Demonstrations - this will involve hands- on participation from the students in the course. 8. Ear Assessments/evaluations 9. Charting skills to include: Health Record Form and Observation Form Documentation 10. Session protocol and Ear palpation. 11. Ear Reflexology Relaxation and Treatment Techniques. 12. Practical Sessions: the practical portion is repeated several times throughout the course in order to gain skill.