Ear Acupuncture is based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem of the whole body. In a similar way to mappings used in the practice of reflexology, the homunculus is represented on the ear as an upside down foetus.
Ear Acupuncture is popular in the treatment of stress, mental and emotional imbalance, detoxification, addiction and weight loss. There are over 200 points on the ear, each point named after an area of our anatomy.
These points correspond to different areas of our body. When stimulated with needles or press seeds, these points act as a switchboard to our brain. Vaccaria seeds (Wang bu liu Xing) are commonly used to stimulate points on the ear. Seeds are non-invasive and are an excellent way to boost results between treatments. You can do this at home yourself. Next time you have a toothache, try squeezing the front portion of your earlobe for instant pain relief.