Ears

The ear is the organ that detects sound. It not only receives sound, but also aids in balance and body position. The ear is part of the auditory system.

The human ear can generally hear sounds with frequencies between 20 Hz and 20 kHz (the audio range).

Earwax

  • Earwax is made in the outer ear canal. This is the area between the fleshy visible part of the ear on the outside of your head and the middle ear. The skin in the outer ear canal has special glands that produce earwax. This waxy stuff is also known as cerumen.
  • After the wax is produced, it slowly makes its way through the outer ear canal to the opening of the ear.
  • Earwax has several important jobs. First, it protects and moisturizes the skin of ear canal, preventing dry, itchy ears. Second, it contains special chemicals that fight off infections that could hurt the skin inside the ear canal. Finally, it acts as a shield between the outside world and the eardrum. When dust, dirt, and other things enter your ear, the earwax traps them so they can't travel any further.
  • Beware most kids don't need to do anything special to remove earwax. If you wash your hair regularly, this is enough to keep your ears clean. 
 

Ear pain

Essential oil massage : Massaging the area outside the ear with essential oil helps to improve the circulation of blood to that area. This is thought to facilitate drainage of substances that may have accumulated in that region due to inflammation. Make sure the essential oil you use – lavender, mustard, eucalyptus is diluted with some carrier oil and rub it on the neck, jaw or cheeks in a downward direction.

Pressure points to get rid of pain

ear pressure points
   
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