Auriculotherapy is a technique of using points on the skin of the auricle (external ear) to treat pain and medical conditions of the body.
Also referred to as auricular therapy, practitioners all over the world use this to treat pain, addictions, and internal disorders with excellent results.
Whether used in conjunction with another treatment or by itself, auriculotherapy is often effective when other treatments have failed.
Best of all.. it is safe, non-invasive, and virtually free of side effects.
Recent scientific studies have shown that acupressure ear seeds are a powerful and effective way to help you lose weight!
A 2011 study concluded that “auricular acupressure is thus a reasonable option in the treatment of overweight and obesity in young adults.” – Am J Chin Med. 2011;39(3):433-40.
A 2010 study concluded that “auricular acupressure employing vaccaria seeds can decrease body mass index (BMI)” – Am J Chin Med. 2010;38(4):675-82.
A 2009 study concluded that “auricular acupuncture may have potential benefit on obesity-related hormone peptides.” – J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009 Jun;18(6):813-8. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2008.1005.
A 1998 study said, “We conclude that the ear-clips were effective in delaying gastric peristalsis, and may have value in reducing appetite in association with weight loss programs” – J Altern Complement Med. 1998 Winter;4(4):399-403.
Another 1998 study concluded that “frequent stimulation of specific auricular acupuncture points is an effective method of appetite suppression which leads to weight loss” – Aust Fam Physician. 1998 Jul;27 Suppl 2:S73-7.
Ear seeds are a safe, pain-free, and convenient auriculotherapy treatment, and are an excellent way to glean the benefits without puncturing the skin.
The acupressure ear seeds, crafted from the seeds of the vaccaria plant, are secured to key acupuncture points on the outer ear with adhesive tape. Once secured, ear seeds stimulate the points through light pressure over time. Many patients will even press on them several times a day for additional benefits. Plus, vaccaria is known to balance energy, invigorate blood and further promote healing.
Due to the lack of side effects, safety and efficacy of treating illness with ear seeds, it can be an excellent choice for patients of all ages. Similar to acupuncture, ear seeds not only treat certain conditions; they also balance the energy (Qi) and promote an overall sense of well-being.
Ear seeds can be left on for up to 5 days, even with showering, sleeping, swimming, etc. They may fall off sooner, depending on where they’ve been placed. After 5 days of wear, remove the seeds and allow the skin to rejuvenate for 8-24 hours before replacement. Following this cycle, you can continue to wear them on an ongoing basis.
* If you are pregnant please consult your doctor before using ear seeds.
Auricular Acupressure Using Swarovski Crystal Ear Seeds
As a special bonus, we offer Swarovski crystal acupressure ear seeds!
All of our Swarovski crystal and limited edition ear seeds use metal pellets plated in 24-karat gold.
These are fun to wear, giving you added bling to your ear!