Ear Seeds

What are ear seeds?

Ear seeds are designed to be applied to specific pressure points in the ear. They are a type of auriculotherapy, which is the stimulation of points on the ear. Ears are a microsystem (individual part) of the body. Though not an in-office service, we do offer clients kits with small seeds bound by adhesive tape that are strategically placed in the ear, to be worn on a daily basis. This treatment is similar to auricular acupuncture, but as the seeds do not puncture your skin it is a form of self-care that can be performed daily at home.

Ear seeds work to unblock qi (circulating life force) that may be stuck, similar to placing needles along the body's meridian lines. Unblocking and moving qi is advantageous for a multitude of reasons, including reducing anxiety, depression, and stress. Other benefits of regular use of ear seeds are listed below. Similar to acupuncture, ear seeds have recently started to grow in popularity in Western culture as studies have begun to show their effectiveness in conjunction with acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine treatments.

Who would benefit?

  • Addiction
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • PTSD
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Loss

The practice of applying ear seeds is great for usage between your professional acupuncture or acupressure appointments. Talk to your acupuncturist at your next visit to see if ear seeds would benefit your treatment.