PSSST... HAVE YOU HEARD? YOUR EARS HOLD THE SECRET TO ENHANCED WELLBEING
AURICULAR THERAPY - HOW DOES IT WORK?
IN CHINESE MEDICINE, THE EAR IS USED AS A MICROSYSTEM TO TREAT THE ENTIRE BODY. ACUPUNCTURE POINTS FOUND ON THE EAR (ABOUT 200 POINTS IN ALL!) HELP TO REGULATE THE BODY'S INTERNAL ORGANS, STRUCTURES, AND FUNCTIONS, AS WELL AS BALANCE THE MIND AND SPIRIT.
WHAT ARE EAR SEEDS?
While very small needles are often used on ear points during an acupuncture treatment, these points may also be stimulated for a longer period of time by applying small seeds from the Vaccaria plant, held in place with a small piece of adhesive tape. The continuous mild pressure they exert is amplified by stimulating the seed with a few seconds of fingertip massage every few hours. With a little bit of pressure applied throughout your day, these subtle, yet powerful point combos can empower you to access healing on your own terms! #selfcare
I use 24k gold or stainless steel seeds, strategically placed on healing points of the ear, in order to achieve Harmony, Relaxation, Energy, Immunity, or Detox.
Ear seeds can be left on for up to 5 days, but may fall off sooner, depending on where they’ve been placed. After 5 days of wear, remove seeds and allow the skin to rejuvenate for 8-24 hours before applying new seeds.
Sometimes, when a point is “active” the ear seed will make the ear feel tender and sensitive to touch. This is normal. If discomfort persists you can remove the seeds and reapply at a later time. If you are pregnant please consult your doctor before using Ear Seeds.
PLANTING THE SEED(S)…
COME VISIT ME IN THE LOBBY AT YOGA SOUP IN SANTA BARBARA ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS WHERE I’LL BE OFFERING EAR SEED TREATMENTS. LEAVE WITH SHINY EARS AND AN EVEN SHINIER SPIRIT!
I also offer ear seeds for my patients in my private practice located inside of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center. Ask me about them during your next session!