Auricular (or ear) Acupuncture is a specialised complementary therapy where acupuncture points on the outer ear are treated, using either needles, ear seeds, or acupunctoscopes (electrical location and stimulation machines) to help relieve many chronic complaints. In fact some practitioners only treat with the ear seeds making it perfect for anyone who is needle shy, and get excellent results.
There are over 200 acupuncture points on the ear, each point named after an area of our anatomy. The outer ear acts like a switchboard to the brain. Each acupuncture point being treated, triggers electrical impulses, from the ear, via the brain, to the specific part of the body being treated. Therefore if somebody had a painful knee, for example, by treating the ‘knee’ acupuncture point on the ear, it would help alleviate the pain. Auricular therapy can treat both internal and external causes of disease meaning that its therapeutic scope is as wide as acupuncture! Often times I will send you home with seeds in your ears and they can be kept there for up to a week to continue your healing process. Greenetea has paired up with earseeds, a company that will ship your seeds to your home and a chart of where to place the seeds depending on your condition. Click the link below to get yours today.