Ear Seeds for Menstrual Cramps

Ear Seeds for Menstrual Cramps

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 which may help alleviate some of the cramping and discomfort associated with your period. In this blog post, we'll explain how ear seeds work and how you can use them for 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 support 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 may 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 for 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 and reduce cramps. 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 side-effects.

If you're looking for an alternative way to deal with your monthly visitor, give ear seeds a try!

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Disclaimer: This product is not used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding a medical condition.

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frequently asked questions

What are acupuncture ear seeds, and how do they work?

Rooted in the principles of Chinese medicine, ear seeds are an ancient tool that may support a broad spectrum of health concerns by way of aiding restful sleep, assisting emotional well-being, helping you to relax, and supporting your immunity, focus, energy levels, and digestion. 

Ear seeds are a form of auriculotherapy, which is the stimulation of specific points of the ear to support physical and emotional health concerns. They are a needle-free form of acupuncture that have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. TCM teaches that the ear is a microsystem of the whole body, where certain points on the ear correspond to different organs or body parts. Energy pathways (or ‘qi’ or vital life energy) pass through the ear and ear seeds stimulate specific points which send an abundant flow of energy to the related organ or area that needs attention. Think of it like reflexology, but for the ears instead of feet.

Ear seeds also create continual, gentle pressure on nerve impulses in the ear which send messages to the brain that certain organs or systems need support. The brain will then send signals and chemicals to the rest of the body to support whatever ailments you’re experiencing, releasing endorphins into the bloodstream, relaxing the nervous system, and naturally soothing pain and discomfort. 

Are acupuncture ear seeds safe to use at home?

Ear seeds are a non invasive treatment which is safe and effective. Since they don’t require the use of needles, there is low risk of infection or bleeding. It is also a great way to introduce the benefits of acupuncture to those with needle phobia.

How should the ear seeds be applied?

- Clean ear thoroughly with facial cleanser or an alcohol swab - this removes natural oils, ensuring proper adhesion. Ensure the ear is dry before application.

- Focus on one protocol and identify acupoints by referencing the ear maps in your ear seed kit. You will be applying the seeds to one ear only.

- Using tweezers, carefully lift the edge of clear seed adhesive, hover over the desired area of application, and firmly press down with a finger to adhere.

- Seeds may be stimulated a few times a day by gently massaging in a circular motion. Seeds may be worn for a maximum of 5 days and cannot be reused. Remove with tweezers or fingernails. You can apply a new set on the other ear immediately or if applying to the same ear, please wait for 2 days.

How long will they last?

Ear seeds are single-use only and can be worn up to 5 days depending on the area of the ear where they’ve been placed. Before application, we suggest cleaning the area thoroughly with an alcohol swab or facial cleanser and allowing to dry completely for maximum adhesion. When applying, avoid touching the sticky side of the ear seed as it will not adhere properly. After 5 days of wear, remove seeds with your fingers or tweezers and allow the skin to heal for 2 days before applying a new set of seeds on the same ear. Alternatively, you can reapply immediately on the other ear.

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