Our mission is to spread awareness of the benefits of auricular (ear) acupressure, which has been used for thousands of years but is fairly unknown in the modern, western world. Through the use of ear seeds, we are helping others take control of their own health and wellness and making this ancient Chinese medicine practice more accessible to the modern world.

What are ear seeds and how do they work?

Ear seeds are the oldest healing modality you’ve probably never heard of. Rooted in the principles of Chinese medicine, ear seeds are a natural, effective, and side-effect-free product that can support a broad spectrum of health concerns including anxiety, stress, headaches, digestion, immunity, and focus.

They are a needle-free form of auriculotherapy (the stimulation of specific points of the ear to address physical and emotional health concerns) that have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. The seeds were traditionally from the flowering herb vaccaria, but our luxe, modern version uses gold or silver plated seeds that are attached to a clear adhesive sticker. So not only are they known for their healing benefits, but they look incredibly cute too!

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.

They 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.

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Meet our founder

Acu Seeds was founded by Giselle Boxer, who was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or M.E at the age of 26. When her GP told her that she would never recover from the condition, Giselle went on a personal healing journey using a holistic approach of diet, supplementation but most importantly Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Through the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and ear seeds, Giselle is now fully recovered and thiriving! TCM has also been hugely beneficial for her during pregnancy and post-partum.

It is now her mission to share the benefits of auricular acupressure with the world.