For many women, the menstrual cycle is a time of discomfort and pain. But it doesn't have to be! Ear seeds are a natural and drug-free way to help alleviate some of the cramping and pain associated with your period. In this blog post, we'll explain how ear seeds work and how you can use them to find relief from menstrual cramps.
What are Ear Seeds?
Ear seeds are tiny seeds that are traditionally made from a seed of the vaccaria plant. Our modern take on ear seeds use tiny metal beads, coated in 24k gold or silver plating, attached to a clear adhesive sticker. They have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat a variety of ailments.
How Do Ear Seeds Work?
Ear seeds work by stimulating pressure points in the ear that are associated with specific areas of the body. When applied on the ear, ear seeds help to release endorphins, which are natural pain killers produced by your body. Endorphins also help to reduce stress and promote feelings of well-being. Additionally, ear seeds can help to improve circulation in the body and reduce inflammation.
How to Use Ear Seeds for Menstrual Cramps
There are a few different ways that you can use ear seeds to find relief from menstrual cramps:
1. Buy the Women's Health Ear Seed Kit Bundle to access the menstrual issue ear map.
2. Using the ear map, apply your ear seeds onto the acupressure points to help regulate your cycle, nourish your body, reduce cramps and balance hormones. We recommend applying them just before your period starts, or on the first day of bleeding.
3. Massage the points reguarly to boost the effects. Keep them in place for 5 days and then dispose of the seeds.
In a research study conducted by the Yongchun Hospital of China, they compared the results of ear seeds against a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug called Indomeixin.The results showed that the ear seeds were more effective at providing relief than the drug, plus the ear seeds had a longer term therapeutic effect as well! In addition, they have no known harsh side-effects which can be found with the drug.
Ear seeds are an easy and effective way to manage pain associated with menstruation. If you're looking for an alternative way to deal with your monthly visitor, give ear seeds a try!
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