Auricular acupuncture therapy refers to acupuncture needle technique in the area of the ears. Auricular therapy, also known as ear acupuncture, is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where the ear presents the microsystem of the body.
Ear seeds are small pellets made out of gold, silver or vaccaria seed. The practitioner usually place one to five ear seeds in the ear. Ear seeds may be left in the ear for a few days or up to two weeks. Ear tacks are very small needles with an adhesive backing, and can be left in the ear for a few days or up to one week. The patient can remove the ear seeds themselves after few days or with a help of the practitioner. If there is too much irritation going on in the ear, it is best to remove ear seeds immediately.
Auricular needling and ear seeds are generally painless, but sometimes a particular point in the ear may be sensitive. The patient may stimulate the ear seeds 3-5 times a day until one feels a feeling of hot or numbness at the site of the seeds.
Auricular acupuncture therapy is widely used for many conditions, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, stop smoking, weight loss, lower back/sciatica and many other conditions. The acupuncture points found on the ear help to regulate and balance the body’s internal organs, structures, and functions.
Auricular therapy has a long history of use in China. It was mentioned in the most famous of ancient Chinese medical textbooks, “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine.” In modern times, auricular therapy has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s own feel-good chemicals, and enhance therapeutic effect of the treatment.
Now you are able to buy ear seed kits for different conditions. For further information, please call (505) 358-1989.