On TikTok, a weird trick has gone popular after a man claimed it allows you to 'poop like a champion.'
The original approach was shared by @lessiamac, who claimed that massaging a certain area of the ear relieving period pains.
In the video, she can be seen softly massaging an area near the top of her ear with the end of a pencil.
Plastic surgeon Ricky Brown (@therealtiktokdoc) took up the concept and explained some of the science behind it, stating on Twitter, "Massaging portions of your ear helps with period cramps... Or the bathroom."
After that, he showed users a schematic to walk them through the body.
"The anti-helix is part of the upper Y of your ear, and the top Y is called the superior crus, and the lower Y is called the inferior crus," he explained.
"The area between them is called the fossa, or the triangular fossa.
"If you look very closely at the diagram, the area of the triangular fossa is for constipation, but the area below the inferior crus is for menstrual cramps.
"So if you put the pencil right where she said to put it into the triangular fossa, then I'll bet you pooped like a champ, but if you slip right below the inferior crus into the area where it is for menstrual cramps, I'll bet your cramps will go away."
Brown's video has received over 800,000 likes, in addition to the two million likes received by the original video.
Many people have been trying it out for themselves since he confirmed the procedure as "truth," such Sonya Maya (@sonyamaya), who told others in her caption: "YOOO try this! Lemme know if it works."
She attempted the strange feat in her video. saying: "Okay let's try this."
She rubbed the top of her ear with a pencil as directed before a surprised expression appeared on her face.
"Probably TMI if I said it worked, but I gotta be somewhere," she said before the video cut off.
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