Hear Me Out: Auricular Acupuncture Does The Job

Aug 05, 2023
Hear Me Out: Auricular Acupuncture Does The Job

Auricular acupuncture, also known as ear acupuncture, is a form of acupuncture that involves the insertion of needles into specific points of the ear. This form of acupuncture is based on the belief that the ear is a microsystem that represents the entire body, with each point on the ear corresponding to a specific organ or bodily function.

With all these talks about acupuncture, there are some who are afraid of needles and getting pricked. It's absolutely understandable! If you are curious and want to try acupuncture treatments but are being held back because of your fear of needles, you should try ear seeding! 

Ear seeding?

Yes! It follows the concept of auricular acupuncture therapy in which each area of our outer ear represents parts of the body and our organ systems. Ear seeding is non-invasive and needle-free. Instead, it uses seeds that are traditionally made up of seeds from Vaccaria plant. Nowadays, seeds can be made up of small metallic or ceramic balls.

Recently, ear seeds have been trending in social media platforms because a lot of people are attesting that it works for them and even K-pop idols wear them too! If you want to you can even have gems and gold designs to suit your style.

You might be thinking now, yeah you keep on saying it works but who can benefit from auricular acupuncture and ear seeds? The answer is almost everyone. Here are the lists of the most common conditions that can be treated with auricular acupuncture and ear seeding:

- Acute and chronic pain

- Migraines

- Allergies

- Digestive problems

- Insomnia

- Stress

- Anxiety

It doesn't end there. Auricular acupuncture can also be a complementary treatment for weight management wherein specific acupoint/s on the ear can inhibit the feeling of hunger. There is also an auricular acupuncture protocol for those who are detoxifying from substance abuse.

Acupuncture and ear seeding are natural and effective treatments. It may seem like a different approach from what you are used to, but we highly recommend that you try these because the practice has been done for thousands of years and continuous evidence-based studies are proving its effectiveness. If you want to learn more about how traditional Chinese medicine can help you, book an appointment with us at NYC Acupuncture+Wellness.