As a healer, I am always trying to learn new things and expand my practice. My goal is to remain adaptive and open to all new modalities of healing that I connect to. However, I must test it out myself first before I tell my clients to use it. I have been using these ear seeds now for a week.
Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of specific points on the ear, which is believed to be a microsystem of the entire body. There are points on the ear for everything from emotional to physical, from internal organs and to the tips of your fingers.
The vortex of energy that I feel in my ear is unlike anything that I have felt before. I can feel it immediately and the impact it has on my body. The pain I have had in different areas of my body has decreased. I am looking forward to using these on clients to help them if they desire.
Here is more information on how they work:
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), your health depends on the flow of qi (energy) in your body.
According to TCM, this energy travels along invisible pathways, known as meridians. Meridians are found throughout your body, including your ears.
Ear seeds are placed on certain points, usually along meridian lines, to help clear up any qi blockages.Small round metal pellets or natural vaccaria seeds (from the vaccaria plant) are secured on the surface of the ear with a piece of adhesive tape. They are strategically placed over specific acupressure points.
The continuous mild pressure they exert is amplified by pressing the seed or pellet with a few seconds every few hours. Auriculotherapy can be done by licensed acupuncture practitioners with acupuncture needles, tacks, even electrical stimulation. Ear seeds are non-invasive, meaning, unlike needles or tacks, they are affixed on the surface of the ear and do not puncture the skin, making them an accessible and safe option for self-care.