Detox naturally and drain your lymphatic system effectively with this simple exercise. You can either use your gua sha tool or your fingers as shown. Our ears are very sensitive and connect to our lymphatic system. When stimulated correctly, this particular pathway drains toxins. This gradual movement helps your entire body. Do not underestimate the power of these simple movements. A sluggish lymphatic system results in a lowered immune system, fluid retention, cellulite, and fatty deposits. It's also a common root cause of respiratory problems, sinus infections, swollen glands, eczema, colds, and ear infections.
In TICM, this correlates to dampness, which is a pathogen that has a swampy like consistency similar to phlegm which leads to excess weight, oedema, skin issues, fatigue, joint pain, allergies and phlegm. Exercise: Tilt your head and hold it gently with your hand. Trace your ear in a downwards straight line with your index finger using firm pressure. Follow alongside the SCM muscle to the base of your neck. Repeat for 3 minutes on each side. Do this 1-3 times per week.