Auriculotherapy/ Ear acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the ear to elicit a therapeutic response in corresponding parts of the body. When a point on the ear is stimulated, it sends a signal to the brain that is then transported to the area of the body being treated. It is like reflexology on the ear.
Auricular acupuncture is an effective method to treat those who are dependent on drugs, alcohol and tobacco abuse. It was first used in the early 1970s in France for treating sciatica and other pains. It is now employed extensively throughout the world and the application extended to weight loss, infertility, anxiety and insomnia.
Acupuncturists will use needles to stimulate these points traditionally but nowadays we often substitute needles with Vaccaria seeds or tiny magnetic balls as tools to create stimulations. Vaccaria plant is known in Chinese medicine as a blood tonifier, promoting energy flow and blood circulation. And the magnetic balls are working in the same way but just mobilizing the energy and blood flow by influencing the magnetic field of the body. There is also another option of ear seeds with Swarovski® Crystal embellished Ear Pellets, which can be used in the same manner as Vaccaria ear seeds or magnetic balls, but look like sparkling diamond earrings.
Ear Seeds treatment is safe, noninvasive, and generally painless. As they are small and barely noticeable, patients enjoy the convenience and continual stimulation.