Ear Seeds for Mental Health

How & Where to Apply Ear Seeds to Promote Relief

The Role of Ear Seeds for Mental Health Issues

Stress, anxiety and depression have become pervasive issues in today’s society, affecting people from all walks of life. In response, holistic, natural and complementary therapies are becoming increasingly popular.

Acupressure, and specifically ear acupressure using ear seeds, has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years. The theory behind ear acupressure is that by pressing on certain points of the ear that correspond with specific parts of the body, you can activate natural healing pathways.

Ear seeds stick to the ears to apply a constant, gentle pressure to help alleviate unwanted symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. They’re a non-invasive alternative to acupuncture or ear piercing.

Ear Seed at a Glance

  • Stimulates acupressure points related to stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Non-invasive and drug-free method to promote relaxation and improve mood
  • Activates body's natural healing mechanisms, releasing endorphins and serotonin
  • Portable and discreet for on-the-go relief
  • Complementary tool in managing stress, anxiety, and depression with reported positive outcomes

The Science Behind Ear Seeds for Mental Health

Studies point to significant differences between control and experimental groups

Researchers studying 70 women who were struggling with infertility found that ear seeds were effective in reducing the women’s depression, for as long as two months after the study ended. The women in the control group did not get ear seeds or any other type of intervention. The women in the experimental group received ear glue on specific ear points, and they were asked to stimulate the points, via gentle pressure, twice daily for 60 times over one month.

In the highly stressful world of healthcare, ear seeds were one type of treatment in a study that sought to determine the effects of auriculotherapy on the stress levels and coping strategies of 75 nursing professionals ages 39 to 45 years old and predominantly female (94.6%). Ear seeds did contribute to a positive reduction in stress levels, as well as an improvement in coping strategies (as measured by areas like distancing, confrontive coping, and social support seeking).

Common Acupressure Points of Ear Seeds for Mental Health

It matters where on the ears you place the seeds (but we can help you with that when you book a virtual consult!)

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