Ear Seeds

The Ear is a Microsystem for the body with over 200 accupuncture points. 


What are Ear Seeds?

The basics

Ear Seeds are a non-invasive, safe and effective tool used to stimulate nerve endings / pressure points in this microsystem. Ear Seeds consist of tiny seeds, beads or pellets that stick to the surface of your ear with tape. Once you know where they go, simply peel, place, and press. Ear Seeds work by providing continuous acupressure to specific ear points and can be worn for 2-5 days at a time.

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Peel, Place and Press

Peel the seed from the strip, place it on an appropriate point, then press to secure. The constant pressure an ear seed exerts is amplified by gently pressing it down for a few seconds, multiple times per day.

Proper placement is the #1 key to effective ear seeding.

 If you are interested in learning more about ear seeds and would like to have professional placement please contact me for appointment availability. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long can you wear ear seeds?

You can wear EarSeeds continuously for 5 days (or longer if well tollorated), including during activities like showering, sleeping, and swimming. Depending on placement, they may come off earlier. They can be worn so long as the area is not red swollen or tender, remove them and let your skin rest for 8-24 hours before applying fresh EarSeeds. This cycle can be repeated for ongoing use.


What is Auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy, also known as ear acupuncture or ear reflexology, is a complementary therapy that involves the stimulation of specific points on the external ear for therapeutic purposes. This practice is based on the belief that the ear is a microsystem that reflects the entire body, and by stimulating these ear points, one can influence various physical and emotional conditions throughout the body.

How Does it Work?

In Auriculotherapy using Ear Seeds, small round metal pellets or natural vaccaria seeds, derived from the vaccaria plant, are gently attached to the surface of the ear using adhesive tape. These seeds or pellets are strategically positioned over specific acupressure points.

The gentle and continuous pressure they apply can be enhanced by briefly pressing on the seed or pellet every few hours. Unlike acupuncture needles, tacks, or electrical stimulation typically administered by licensed acupuncture practitioners, Ear Seeds offer a non-invasive approach. This means they are applied to the external surface of the ear and do not penetrate the skin, making them a convenient and safe option for self-care.

What's the difference between metal pellets, beads & Vaccaria seeds?

Our Condition-Specific Kits use natural organic seeds, ideal for metal-sensitive patients, secured with tan tape lasting 3-5 days (contains latex). Metal pellets, smaller and less conspicuous, use latex-free clear tape and last 2-4 days. Swarovski Crystal and Limited Edition Ear Seeds feature 24-karat gold-plated metal pellets.

Does Placement need to be exact?

To find the right point, use tweezers or a probe to locate a tender spot or any discoloration in the general area indicated in your kit. If it feels sensitive, you can cluster ear seeds. If unsure, watch our ear point videos or seek help from a friend or practitioner. With practice, it becomes easier to locate points in relation to nearby areas. 

Are Ear Seeds Resusable?

All of our seeds and pellets, including the Swarovski Crystal ones, are disposable and should not be reused.

ARe there any side-effect or contraindications?
  • If pregnant, consult your doctor before using Ear Seeds.
  • Remove Ear Seeds if skin irritation or swelling occurs; the tan tape contains latex.
  • Ear points may feel sore, tender, or sensitive, which is normal.
  • Some may experience slight nausea or dizziness upon application, which typically fades quickly.
  • Never insert Ear Seeds into the ear canal.
  • Ear Seeds can be used alongside herbs and medications without contraindications.