Based on the principles of acupuncture, ear seeds work by treating conditions by pressing on specific pressure points within the ear. The practise is known as Auriculotherapy.
Auriculotherapy works by holding the ear seeds into place using tape and pressing the ear seed several times a day to stimulate auricular acupuncture points. This is usually done for a prolonged period, such as a few days or a few weeks depending on the condition being treated and its severity.
Ear seeds can be used for a myriad of conditions and can provide natural and non invasive treatment for back pain, headaches, insomnia, weight loss, cravings, anxiety and more.
If you’d like to try ear seeds, chat with your acupuncturist about their use or pop into Northside Health and pick up a pack.
Visit the Ear Seed website for free resources and more information.