Is Ear Acupuncture The Next Big Thing?

Acupuncture is widely renowned for alleviating pain, as well as improving health and restoring a balance of energy in the body. Having been around for more than 3,000 years, it is only in the last few that the Western world has enjoyed its benefits, and now many people regularly see an acupuncture specialist in Sandbach for different conditions, including asthma, headaches, chronic fatigue, and morning sickness.

However, while there is a huge list of ailments that acupuncturists can help with, a new trend is entering the wellness industry – and this is for ear acupuncture.

The ‘ear seeds’ craze is making its way over to the UK from LA where it has already gained some celebrity fans, including Penelope Cruz and Kate Moss, according to Grazia Daily.

It claims Vie Healing’s 24k Gold Ear Seeds can reduce stress, boost energy and encourage relaxation in the wearer.

“Think reflexology meets acupuncture: tiny gold-plated ‘seeds’ are placed on certain energetic points of the ear, creating a continuous, long-lasting but pain-free compression,” the article stated.

Wellness expert Marie Reynolds has thrown her support behind the new products, telling the publication that ears affect kidney energy, circulation, digestion problems, and organ and cellular functions in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Therefore, she stated: “I would certainly say they could help with energetic blockages that could be causing certain conditions.”

According to, there are a number of reasons why people are trying this form of auriculotherapy – acupressure on the ear.

These include relieving chronic pain, alleviating symptoms of stress, getting rid of migraines, breaking the cycle of addiction, and helping with weight loss. They have also been known to help with insomnia, depression, anxiety, and even infertility.

By sticking the gold ‘seeds’ to various points on the ear, you can address different conditions you would like to improve.

According to Glamour magazine, the use of 24k pure gold is specific to the treatment, as it is “warming and stimulating”, while it also picks up energy from its surroundings and improves blood supply.

One of the advantages of ‘ear seeds’ is that they do not use needles, which means they are ideal for those who have a fear of them. However, placing needles into the right points in the skin with regards to acupuncture is both harmless and necessary as they are used to restore the balance and flow of our life energy, known as Qui.

Therefore, without the use of needles, it is debatable whether these ‘ear seeds’ can be fully effective.

Instead, you might prefer traditional acupuncture, which is also conducted by a qualified practitioner so you know it is being done correctly. With no negative side effects, this natural remedy is gaining popularity for helping patients feel great without pumping their body full of drugs or having to undergo dangerous surgical procedures.

If you would like more information on how acupuncture can help you relieve pain, improve your fertility, or with any mental health symptoms such as stress or depression, get in touch with us today