Did you know that having a nose piercing and wearing nose pin can help control emotions, strengthen ovary and relieve heat?! We kid you not! September 23 2015

Scientific reasons for wearing Nose Pins- read on to find out what we learnt about these miniature benefactors! :)

"It is a common belief that nose pins are worn for beauty, well it is not so, there are a number of health benefits that acts both on your body and mind when you wear a nose pin" says Menaka Bharathi in her article "Nose Pins – A Tradition that Enhances the Beauty of Indian Women" on the simpleindianmom.com, and this is what she goes on to say:

"Control on Emotions:
Studies have revealed that nose, one of the six sense organs is not only a sense organ helping you in breathing and smelling different odours, it is also an organ that controls various emotions and feelings such as passion, romance and sexual feelings. Woman with nose pins are emotionally strong. It has been proven that women with nose pins are hard to hypnotize or mesmerize.

Strengthens Ovary:
The point of piercing in the nostril strengthens ovaries thereby bringing about positive changes in the sexuality of a woman and favorable conditions for child birth in her body. This is the reason why most customs insist on piercing nostrils and wearing nose pins when a girl is ready for marriage.
The point where the nose is pierced is the acupressure point which is related to the delivery, and when nose is pierced at this point women would feel less pain during delivery with fewer complications.

Relieves Heat:
In rural India one would not miss women transplanting rice seedlings in the fields, although it was long considered that such jobs being easier and not needing much manpower were given to the women, recent researches prove something far from it.
The Vegas nerve, one of the 12 cranial nerves, that extends from the brain stem to the abdomen passes through many organs including heart, esophagus, and lungs principally functions as an exporter (expeller) of carbon di oxide and other unwanted gases from the body. This carbon-di-oxide has a temperature higher than that of the atmosphere outside. This process of expelling CO2 is very important to maintain the body temperature.
When women wear a nose ring the process of expelling these unwanted gases is faster and the body is cooled sooner. Thus nose pins, the pierced nostril is very important for a woman to keep them cool, this coolness is what makes them the first choice for transplanting seedlings, because warm hands would cause damage to the young seedlings.

Heat regulation in the body is directly related to blood pressure and emotional strength, a hot body gets angry faster than a cooler one. Thus to maintain peace and tranquility in a home, women were asked to wear these nose pins, mostly on both nostrils."

Fascinating, isn't it?! :)

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Originally posted on our Facebook page on 23rd September, 2015.