Ear Seeds are a great way to give yourself a treatment right at home!
In Chinese medicine, we have many ways of treating the body, and one way is called a microsystem. A microsystem puts points representing all of the body onto a small part of the body. There is a microsystem on the belly, a microsystem on the head, a microsystem on the hands, a microsystem on the feet, and the one we're going to talk about today is on the ears! To treat these points, we can use needles or ear seeds. Ear seeds are traditionally little plant seeds (vaccaria) that get taped onto acupuncture points in your ears. We also may use tiny metal balls taped onto the points.
If you're interested in trying ear seeds, here's what we can do!
- Go to earseeds.com and purchase a set of ear seeds to have delivered to your home. They have both condition-specific kits as well as just ear seeds for sale. If you can't find a kit that fits your condition, don't worry, just grab some of the plain ear seeds! The only difference is that the kits come with tweezers to apply the seeds with as well as a map telling you which points to use for your condition. There are several different ear seed types to choose from - I prefer the stainless steel seeds, as the tape that they use is clear and sticks really well. The downside is that they're quite a bit more expensive than the vaccaria seeds with the beige tape. Pick whatever works for your budget! And if you're feeling REALLY fancy, they even have swarovski crystal and holiday-themed ones! LOL
- Once you've got your ear seeds, you can schedule a telemedicine appointment with me and we can customize a treatment plan for you and your specific condition! I'll help you with which points to use as well as share tricks for correct placement!
- Ear seeds can be used to treat any condition that acupuncture can be used for, so that's MOST complaints you might have!