|Dimensions||15 × 11 × 2 cm|
Stop Smoking therapy Ear seed Auriculotherapy Acupuncture Kit
incl Tweezers + 12 alcohol wipes
The aim of our specific ear seed kits is to enable you to help yourself in managing specific health concerns. These kits are based on the principles of auricular acupuncture or ear acupuncture but without the use of invasive needles thereby making them suitable for self-help use by anyone who values their own health and wellbeing.
The focus of treatment is in the use of the Vaccaria ear seeds originating from China and used regularly by traditional acupuncturists and auricular practitioners in the West. The seeds are placed at specific points of the outer ear(s) and left in place for a maximum of 5 days after which they are removed and then replaced 24 hours later (a day’s break from using the ear seeds) for another 5 days. This process is repeated until no longer needed. These ear seeds work on the principles of acupressure in that each seed is pressing on a specific auricular point. The pressure can be increased on a regular basis by pressing the seeds with fingers.
The points chosen for each health concern are all ‘high order’ or ‘master’ points and the number of points per health concern varies between three and five. The reason for choosing these points over all of the other auricular points is that these are the most effective points in helping to manage these health concerns based on clinical practice and research.
From Evaluation of trials, the maximum number of auricular points managed by a consumer who would purchase these kits is five but the preference is for three auricular points, which incidentally is the average number of auricular points used by traditional acupuncturists who practice auricular acupuncture in their clinical work (Ali, 2015).
The following Ear Seed Kits are available to buy from our Store:
What Is Auriculotherapy?
Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of specific points on the ear, which is believed to be a microsystem of the entire body.
They are held in place with tan coloured tape and can generally be expected to stay in place 3-5 days, depending on the area of the ear where they’ve been placed. Please note the tape used in our Vaccaria ear seeds contains latex.
How does it work?
Small black seeds from the Vaccaria plant or small metal beads or pellets are secured on the ear with a piece of adhesive tape over specific acupressure points. The continuous mild pressure they exert is amplified by stimulating the seed or pellet with a few seconds of fingertip massage every few hours. Ear seeds are non-invasive, meaning, unlike needles or tacks, they are affixed to the surface of the ear and do not puncture the skin.
What’s the difference between the ear seeds and the metal pellets or beads?
The seeds in our Kits are natural organic matter and are especially useful for patients who are sensitive to metals. They are held in place with tan coloured tape and can generally be expected to stay in place 2-5 days, depending on the area of the ear where they’ve been placed.
The metal pellets or beads are generally smaller and are held in place with clear tape which is less conspicuous.
How Long Do I Have To Leave Them In My Ear?
Ear Seeds can be left on for up to 5 days, even with showering, sleeping, swimming, etc. They 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 replacement. Following this cycle, you can continue to wear them on an ongoing basis.
How Exactly Do I Need To Be With The Ear Seed Placement?
Although you do want to get very close to the designated point, the location of the point shown in each condition-specific kit is indicative of that general area. Using the corner of the tweezers or a probe, feel for a tender spot. Sometimes you may also see discolouration or prominent vein in the area. If the general area feels sensitive you can apply more than one ear seed close together.
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