According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ear is a micro system of the entire body. There are over 200 points on the ear that are believed to correspond to different points on the body, both physical and emotional. The stimulation of these points is called auriculotherapy.
Acupuncture Physicians will often stimulate those points with needles in a standard acupuncture session. Ear seeds are another tool used to stimulate those points. They are safe, natural and noninvasive, sitting on the surface of the ear and held in place with a patch of adhesive tape. The seeds traditionally come from the vaccaria plant. This purple flowering plant is known as Chinese medicine as a blood tonifier, promoting energy and overall health and well-being.
Although according to the World Health Organizaion, the ear is perhaps the most studied microsystems of the entire body. In recent years, auriculotherapy has also seen a rise in popularity. Celebrities have been photographed wearing ear seeds and they have been featured on Dr.Oz, The Drs and in a large number of print and digital media.
Ear seeds helps to prolong the treatment after leaving our office and can also be used as a stand alone treatment. It also allows patients to be in control of keeping energetic pathways open. Push on the seeds several times daily or whenever you feel symptoms.
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