Auriculotherapy / ear seeds
Ear seeds are a form of auriculotherapy where small ‘seeds’ are placed on particular acu-points on the ear.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the ear is regarded as one of the various micro-systems of the body where the whole is contained within the part.The ear is one of the densest areas of our body for nerve endings that are linked throughout the body. It contains all points relating to all major organs and body parts.
Particular acu-points on the ear relate to specific areas of the body. Ear seeds can help stimulate these acu-points. Working on the same principles as acupuncture the stimulation of these points can help free the flow of QI (energy)
Originally these seeds came from the herb vaccaria, but today most are made from metal or ceramic beads
Ear Seeds can be used to treat a number
of conditions including:
How it Works
Our practitioner will place the seeds on specific points on the ear which correspond to a particular area of the body being treated.
Treatment takes 10 minutes and one of our practitioners will help to show you how use them. This usually requires you to apply gentle pressure to the seeds at various times throughout the day.