What is Auriculotherapy?
Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of specific points on the ear to elicit a therapeutic response elsewhere in the body. Used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine, ear seeds have been shown to aid in the treatment of all types of problems, from weight loss to addictions, insomnia, back pain, infertility and more.
How does it work?
The ear is a microsystem of the entire body that acts like a switchboard to the brain. When a point on the ear is stimulated, it sends a signal to the brain that then sends a signal to the area of the body being treated.
Small black seeds from the vaccaria plant are secured on the ear with a piece of adhesive tape over specific acupressure points. The continuous mild pressure they exert is amplified by stimulating the seed with a few seconds of fingertip massage every few hours.
Ear seeds can be used to help combat stress, anxiety and enhance mood and overall well-being. EarSeeds.com has donated two self-help kits (of the winners choice) to participants of The Muchness Challenge.