• DIY Healthcare: Ear Seeds

    woman with crystal ear seeds

    Ear seeds are a powerful tool that anyone can use at home. We’re probably nearing the end of the strictest phase of the stay-at-home orders. However, life will not just go back to normal. So, I want to continue offering you helpful resources for self-care at home. This tip is easy and fun.

    Let’s Talk about Ear Seeds

    During your acupuncture treatments, you may have received acupuncture needles on your ear (auricular acupuncture). Or, maybe you went home with some little stickers with gold beads on your ear. These are ear seeds. What’s the reasoning behind this?

    The ear is a microsystem of the entire body. Think about holograms, how a part contains the whole. Yes, your body is that amazing. The entire body is mapped out on the ear, and stimulating these points can treat a wide variety of conditions. Treatment of medical conditions with points on the ear has been used since ancient times, but Dr. Nogier of France thoroughly mapped the body in the 1950’s and developed auriculotherapy as we know it today.

    Because the points on the ear are so close to the surface of the body, we can use acupuncture, acupressure, and even lasers to treat them.

    Battlefield Acupuncture

    Ear acupuncture is so powerful for pain relief, it’s being used by the military. Battlefield acupuncture was created in 2001 by Dr. Richard Niemtzow, MD. The needles used are more like tiny darts, and they can stay in the ear for a few days. They are also used in veteran’s clinics, and are an important tool against the opioid epidemic. This is a testament to the power of the ear points.

    More uses of auricular acupuncture

    Besides pain relief, stimulating auricular points can help:

    Back Pain/Sciatica
    Digestive Support
    Focus and Memory
    Headaches and Migraines
    Inflammation & Immunity
    Women’s Health
    Motion Sickness
    Sleep and Insomnia
    Stop Smoking
    Stress and Anxiety
    Weight Loss

    Ear seeds are a non-invasive, safe and effective tool used to stimulate acupuncture points.

    EarSeeds is an online company that sells handy kits to the public for at home use. The kits contain the seeds (actual seeds, stainless steel, or crystals), tweezers, and a booklet with directions on how to apply the seeds to specific points for the chosen condition. There are specialized kits geared towards specifically helping various conditions (listed above).

    I found this company because I wrote a blog about treating motion sickness with ear seeds, and people called from around the country to ask if I sold them. Now, I can refer them to this website, which actually has a Motion Sickness kit.

    I did sign up as an affiliate, so full disclosure, I will get a few dollars if you order through my link.

    Do you want to try Ear Seeds at home?

    Kits available all the conditions previously listed!

    Your EarSeeds order includes your choice of ear seeds (seeds, stainless steel, or crystal), tweezers, and guidance for applying the seeds. Check out the site for tons of info on using ear seeds

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