Like the hand or foot in traditional reflexology, the ear is a microsystem representing your entire body. There are points on your ears for everything from your neck and back, to your liver and heart.
Applying ear seeds, or beads, to the points is a powerful way to treat the body. The seeds vary in style from actual plant seeds to tiny metal beads, which are taped over specific points. The tape provides enough pressure to maintain light acupressure on the selected points and to enhance their effect. Patients can squeeze the seeds for stronger stimulation when needed. The seeds can be left in for 1-2 weeks at a times, and allow for treatment to continue long after leaving the clinic.