Did you know that your ears are a reflection of what is going on inside your body? Auricular (ear) diagnosis is used by Chinese medicine physicians to reliably diagnose and detect dysfunctional changes in the body. It can also be used to predict future illness and warrant early treatment before symptoms arise. One of the more common and easy to spot changes in auricular diagnosis is the diagonal earlobe crease, and here is why it is important to detect.
Several studies in auricular (ear) diagnosis have observed the correlation of a diagonal ear lobe crease (ELC) with a high predictive value for coronary heart disease. In fact, “a diagonal ELC is associated with all causes of cardiac morbidity and mortality” as found in forensic autopsies (Suen et al., 2012). Furthermore, “a significant association exists between lipid profile (cholesterol and triglycerides) and the presence of hair growth [on the ear] or other auricular signals” including “tenderness, discoloration, and marks or edema ripples that appear after pressing the 'Heart' region of the ear” (Suen et al., 2012). These significant findings can be used to identify the risk of heart disease in younger populations as an objective, non-invasive, predictive tool.
Heart disease is known as the "silent killer" because many people with heart disease never have any symptoms, and are left undiagnosed and untreated. While most of us think of heart disease as a condition that affects the elderly, the truth is that it often starts at a young age. In fact, “coronary artery disease begins in childhood, so that by the teenage years, there is evidence that plaques [that] will stay with us for life are formed in most people” (Coronary Artery Disease - Coronary Heart Disease, n.d.). Additionally, much of the cardiological testing available today can only show the advanced stages of heart disease, and this testing is typically only done in older adults after the damage has already been done.
If you or someone you know has a diagonal ear crease, a family history of heart attack or stroke, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, we are here to help prevent and treat heart disease naturally and effectively! Schedule your consultation and health evaluation today to find out how we can help you or someone you love. 321-972-2940
Coronary Artery Disease - Coronary Heart Disease. (n.d.). Retrieved November 6, 2018, from http://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/what-is-cardiovascular-disease/coronary-artery-disease
Suen, L., Lau, Y., Ma, H., Lai, K., & Holroyd, E. (2012, December 24). Predictive Value of Auricular Diagnosis on Coronary Heart Disease. Retrieved from https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2012/706249/