There are some great advantages to having ear acupuncture:
* It can be more cost efficient than full body acupuncture treatment.
* It can be more time efficient than a full body acupuncture treatment.
* For those uncomfortable with needles, ear seeds instead of needles are taped onto specific points on the ears.
* The ear seeds stay on for a period of a few days. My ear seeds are used with the more aesthetic looking transparent tape rather than the band-aid-looking ones more commonly used.
Also, to enhance the treatment, I may occasionally add a couple hand/ face needle points during the time it takes me to place the ear seeds. This is especially helpful for anxiety/ stress treatments.
Some conditions require more than just ear points, but here are some conditions where ear seeds are sufficient and very effective:
- Stress, anxiety
- Smoking, soda, and other addictions
- Weight balance and maintenance (best for maintenance stage of weight loss control.
- Excessive armpit sweating- extremely effective !