No masks required beginning April! Relief for headaches.

March 14, 2023

No masks required beginning April. Relief for chronic headaches.
Starting Monday, April 3, masks are no longer required in doctors’ offices, and alternative health offices. That’s Portland Reflexology.  I’ve changed the HEPA filters in my air purifying machines and will continue to clean for you. But mostly, I’m delighted to meet many of you face-to-face for the first time. I may still wear my mask. I like hiding my wrinkles!


Your headache may respond to ear reflexology!

Recently a new client came because his feet hurt. During his intake, I asked him to stand on his insoles. Immediately he could see his shoes were too short and too narrow. Then we talked about shoes like I always do.
But it wasn’t until we got into the session room that he told me about his chronic headaches. In fact, he was so concerned about the pain he had an MRI. As an EMT, he is under a lot of pressure. So, my first job was to offer relaxation.
I started his session by working on his ears, using the reflex point that helps reduce headaches. Then I worked on his hands and feet.
It seemed the most helpful reflex for him this day was his ears. I spent 15 minutes gently holding his earlobes and he said his headache pain eased for the first time in a long time. Then I gave him these instructions below for headaches so he can gently work on his ears, hands, and feet when he goes home.

I called him a few hours later to see how he was feeling and he told me the headache pain had continued to ease.


Try this next time you have a headache:


For the quickest relief of a headache, hold the upper part of your earlobe, just below your lobe ridge, until your headache starts to dissipate. Be patience. It may take 10, even 15 minutes, or longer. Then proceed to your big toe, followed by your thumb.


On your ear, reflex the upper center of your earlobe: 



Next, reflex the outer half of the palm-side of your thumb:



And then, reflex the outer half of the bottom side of your big toes: 



If you try these reflexs, I would love to know how it goes for you, or if you have questions. I look forward to hearing about your experience.


A reminder: This information is not intended to be considered medical advice, nor is it a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or an emergency service immediately.


If you find this information useful, I would be grateful if you would share this newsletter and my website with your friends and family. Thank you.

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Nancie Hines, MA

OR LMT 18833

Oregon Reflexology Network
National Certified Reflexologist

(1 of 2 Nationally Certified in Portland)

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