Children are the wealth of tomorrow. Children are the most important age group in all societies. Health status and health behaviour of life are laid down at this stage. The segment of the life span that extends from age 6 to approximately age 12 has a variety of labels, each of which describes an important characteristic of the period. These middle years are most often referred to as
School-age or the School years. This period begins with entrance into the school environment, which has a significant Impact on development and relationships. Thoppukaranam is the practice of ear piercing too has its real reasons being the stimulation of the pituitary and pineal glands, due to the effect of the pressure in the ear lobes. The main benefit of Thoppukaranam is a simple, fast and effective technique used to fuel and sustain the healthy brain- By this techniques, the students can easily energizes and activates the brain by synchronizing alpha brain waves, reduces psychological stress and improves psychological stability, promotes proper functioning of the brain, greater intelligence and creativity. Denise Peak, noticed that high-school students with learning disabilities, along autism and Aspergers Syndrome, had an astonishing results and “Thoppukaranam served to be a key to relieve the symptoms of these children
Aim: This study was aimed to assess the effectiveness of Thoppukaranam on academic performance of school going children in selected schools at Puducherry.
Methodology: True Experimental Pre-test, Post-test design and 120 school going children were selected using simple sampling technique (lottery method) was adopted for this study.
Results: The study results show that Thoppukaranam was effective in improving the academic performance of school going children. The obtained test value was significant at p<0.001 level. This study reveals that Thoppukaranam showed a significant improvement in academic performance and promoting a better quality of life among children.