EAR ACUPUNCTURE/ ACUPRESSURE(EAR SEEDS)
Ear acupuncture (or as it is officially called, Auricular Therapy) works directly with the ear. Chinese medicine holds that the ear has many acupoints, and each one represent another part of the body. The locations on the ear that we treat depend on what the currently problem is. Ear acupuncture is widely used for many conditions, such as addiction treatment, mood disorder, obesity, pain problem, and many more conditions.
The ear acupuncture points can help to regulate the body's internal organs, structures, and functions. Ear acupuncture has a long history of use in China. It was recorded in the ancient Chinese medical textbooks(Chinese medical Bible), “The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine.” In modern research, ear acupuncture therapy has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body's natural hormones.
Ear acupuncture points may be stimulated for a longer period of time by using ear seeds, also called ear acupressure. Ear seeds are small seeds from the Vaccaria plant. These seeds are held in place on the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape. Ear seeds may be left in the ear for a few days or up to two weeks.