30 min EarSeeds session $45 includes consultation, ITOVi Scan, ear massage, up to 6 earseeds(additional seeds only $5 each) and care plan.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, different areas of our ears correspond to different organs and systems within the body. Stimulating these parts can treat ailments in those various organs and systems. That’s the gist of auriculotherapy, a form of TCM that’s practiced via acupuncture or ear seeds, which are tiny seeds of the vaccaria plant that are stuck onto key points on the ear using adhesive tape. Ear seeds can be left on for up to five days (you can shower and sleep as usual), but they may fall off sooner, depending on where they’ve been placed.
How long do they last? Can be left on for up to 3-5 days, even when sleeping or showering. It may fall off by itself, depending on where it was placed. In some instances, skin irritation occurs if it does, simply remove them. Soap and water are usually enough; you can also use rubbing alcohol to remove any leftover adhesive as needed.
If you're suffering from addiction, cravings or unwanted habits, acupressure using ear seeds might be for you. In this form of traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM, a practitioner places the tiny seeds of the vaccaria plant on key points on the ear and tapes them in place. Pressing on the seeds stimulates the related point and might be able to help you reduce cravings when they arise. This practice should not be a substitute for conventional medicine.
According to TCM, the ear hosts acupressure points that correspond to each part of the body. When you stimulate a point, the smooth and abundant flow of qi or vital life energy returns the related organ or area, allowing healing to take place. Ear seeds can be used alone or in combination with acupuncture or body acupressure in order to treat a host of symptoms, and can offer gentle support for your weight loss or smoking cessation efforts, or to help you fight addictions, according to the website Soft Touch Acupuncture.