What are ear seeds?
Ear seeds are a non-invasive form of acupuncture, also known as auriculotherapy. The practice originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It involves applying a TCM herb, vaccaria seed, or more commonly nowadays, tiny metal balls to specific acu points on the ear.
How does it work?
In TCM the ear represents a microsystem of the entire body! Specific points on the ear correspond with different body parts and TCM organ systems. By stimulating these points in the ear, we can treat the entire body, mind and spirit.
What does it treat?
Because the ear is a microsystem, ear seeds can target many different systems. The most common conditions that I treat using ear acupressure are:
Mood: Stress, anxiety, depression, anger
Patterns of addition: smoking, alcohol, substance abuse
What to expect:
Ear Seeds are like medical grade therapeutic stickers. Each treatment is unique to your condition and health concern. During your treatment, I will apply the ear seeds and show you how to safely stimulate the points and appropriately remove them. It is safe to wear the ear seeds for 3-4 days after application. Self administered continuous stimulation allows you to receive the optimal benefit of the treatment.
The application process is quick and easy!
Ear seeds are great for kids, teens and those who may be nervous about the idea of acupuncture needles!