Recent scientific studies have shown that ear treatment is a powerful effective way to help alleviate back pain!
- A 2013 study showed the “group who completed the 4-week auricular point acupressure treatment had a 70% reduction in worst pain intensity, a 75% reduction in overall pain intensity, and a 42% improvement in disability due to back pain from baseline assessment.” -Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:196978
- A 2012 study concluded that “Auricular acupuncture was safe and demonstrated additional benefits when combined with exercise for people with chronic low back pain” -Clin J Pain. 2012 Mar-Apr;28(3):259-67.
What is Auriculotherapy?
Often described as reflexology for the ear, there are hundreds of points on the ear that are believed to represent a microsystem of the whole body, with points for areas both physical and emotional.
The stimulation of these points is known as Auriculotherapy.
Ear seeds stimulate those points naturally and non-invasively.
How does it work?
Small black seeds from the vaccaria plant or metal 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 with a few seconds of fingertip massage every few hours.