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Why do women pierce their nose?


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In India, Hindu women often have many beautiful pieces of jewelry. In ancient times and still through modern times for some people, a woman’s wedding jewellary was hers to keep while everything else became her husband’s. A woman’s family would provide her with expensive jewelry as a form of savings account. If times were hard, a woman always had valuable jewelry she could sell if she needed help. A nose ring is also one of the several symbols of a married woman. In some regions a girl’s nose is pierced once she is “of marriageable age” and marks her as ready for a husband. (Not every region uses nose rings. There are plenty of Hindus who do not have that as a tradition). So, I decided to do some research and find out the truth behind it and found out some really knowledgeable and must share stuff.

◾Traditional Belief (what people think):

According to Indian traditions and culture, nose ring is considered as one of the sign of marriage, and is an integral part of traditional bridal jewellery. Though these days the unmarried girls in India have started wearing nose rings as a fashion accessory without any religious beliefs or traditional significance. It is just used as a ornament to add on the beauty of women.

◾Scientific (Ancient) Belief:

Its not just used as an ornament to add on the beauty of women but there is the ayurvedic significance of wearing Nose Ring.

In India the left side of the nose is generally regarded as the ideal position for nose rings. According to the Ayurvedic belief the spot made by piercing of nose is associated with the female reproductive organs. It acts as a acupressure point. It is generally believed that woman who have there nose pierced on the left side, experience less pain while delivering the child and they also have less menstrual pain. It is a common belief that wearing nose rings make the process of child birth easier. It also adds pleasure in life too.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the left side of the body is considered YIN (feminine) and the right side of the body is considered YANG (masculine). If one is left-handed, then the polarities are reversed.

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  1. what do you mean by "the polarities are reversed"? As in, if I am left-handed, my feminine side is my right?

  2. polarities are reversed means right side of the body becomes YANG and te right side of the body is considered as YIN..����