The ancient practice of Chinese acupressure meets tiny yet mighty wonders: Acupressure Ear Seeds. Nestled discreetly on the ears, these miniature seeds hold the key to a wide range of holistic health benefits. Read on below as we dive into the world of acupressure, as well as the many potential advantages they offer for your well-being.
WHAT IS ACUPRESSURE?
Acupressure is a holistic healing technique rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves applying pressure to specific points on the body––points that correspond to specific nerves, muscles, and organs––in order to stimulate natural healing processes.
This firm pressure on the body can stimulate energy, relieve pain, reduce stress, improve circulation, and support overall physical and mental well-being.
ACUPRESSURE VS ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting hair-thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote natural healing. Acupressure, on the other hand, uses firm pressure––and not needles––in order to target the different meridians (or acupoints).
SO WHY ARE EARS SO REACTIVE TO ACUPRESSURE?
The ears are highly sensitive and packed with nerve endings, making them a hot spot for acupoints.
They are considered a microsystem in acupuncture and reflexology because there are many specific points on the ears that correspond to various parts of the body. This sensitivity makes the ears a very responsive area for acupressure.
BENEFITS OF EAR SEEDS
We’re obsessed with the Mount Lai Stainless Steel Reflexology Acupressure Ear Seeds––not only are they super cute and easy to carry, but they are also effective at stimulating the body's response to help relieve conditions like anxiety, pain, and insomnia.
To reduce stress and anxiety, ear seeds are often placed on the Shen Men point, which is located in the upper-middle part of the ear. This point is believed to promote relaxation and a sense of calm.
Using them on a regular basis may help alleviate various types of pain, including headaches, back pain, and even joint pain. Certain ear points, explained on an Ear Reflexology Chart, are associated with digestive health and may help with issues like nausea and indigestion.
Try them out for yourself to feel the results!
Until next time,
The BSE Team