We all lead complicated and busy lives, and sometimes we just can’t receive our acupuncture treatments as regularly as we would like. With the holidays fast approaching, our already full schedules become even more packed, and the hustle and bustle of this joyful time can actually add more stress for a lot of people!
So what can we do to not only keep up with our treatments, but also ease any additional tension and stress that we might experience?
Why Not Try Ear Seeding?
Many are unfamiliar with this practice, which utilizes acupressure rather than acupuncture. Small metal beads, or vaccaria seeds, are pressed into the corresponding pressure points, and a piece of adhesive tape is applied over so that they are held in place. This allows the wearer to receive continuous benefits for days at a time, and you can even press on the bead to reactivate it during this time.
“Often described as reflexology for the ear, there are hundreds of points on the ear that are believed to represent a microsystem of the whole body, with points for areas both physical and emotional.
The stimulation of these points is known as Auriculotherapy.
Ear seeds stimulate those points naturally and non-invasively.”
-excerpt from Earseed.com
Ear seeding is a great alternative for maintenance between visits, or for added benefits on top of your acupuncture treatment. Think of it like homework, it’s like the take home version of your regular treatment!
Commonly treated issues include, but are not limited to:
– Hormone Balance
– Weight Loss
– Pain management
More and more people are learning about this method, and thanks to celebrities such as Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz, who were each photographed wearing seeds after a film shoot, a new light is being shed on this unique and beneficial treatment. These images have been circulating for some time, and have piqued the interest of many individuals who had never seen or heard of ear seeding before.
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Whether you know you need the extra boost on top of your acupuncture treatment, or would like some help relaxing as you travel over the holidays, it is a great time to try them out!
Ear seeding treatments last 3-5 days on average, and the cost is $20 for traditional seeds or $30 for Swarovski Crystal.
Be sure to ask about an ear seeding treatment the next time you’re in the clinic!