Ear Seeds

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The Benefits of Ear Seeds

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 time, and allow for treatment to continue long after leaving the clinic.

What Are Ear Seeds Used For?

Ear seeds help with a number of health issues that include:

  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Stress
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Weight loss
  • Addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.

Are Ear Seeds Safe?

Ear seeds are safe to try because they're non-invasive and don't require needles. This means there is a very low risk of bleeding or infection when compared to acupuncture. 

However, people with a latex allergy or an allergy to tape adhesive might experience some irritation. 

If you are pregnant, talk to your healthcare provider about trying ear seeds or any type of auriculotherapy. It's possible that some of the points where the seeds are applied can induce early labor. 

A Cost-Effective Treatment

Overall, ear seeds are a cost-effective form of traditional Chinese medicine related to acupressure and acupuncture. This practice can be used in conjunction with other treatments, especially among people that prefer a non-invasive approach.

While scientific evidence that supports the benefits of ear seeds isn't extensive, the research that does exist suggests that ear seeds provide relief from the items mentioned above. To learn more, call Twisted Roots Chicago, LLC at 224-585-9785 or click the schedule button to schedule your appointment.