Each clinic has a folding chair which can be sanitized.
We have laminated cards for many different health conditions, which show the ear points associated with those conditions, they are sanitized after each use.
The Acupuncturist calls the client who is sitting in their car or in a chair outside of our clinic and does the instructions over the phone.
Then the client and the Acupuncturist both wear a mask and sanitize their hands and the Acupuncturist goes outside the clinic to meet the client and places the seeds in the client’s ear.
The client was given a sanitizing wipe by our staff, wipes down their phone and the Acupuncturist takes pictures of their ears with the seeds, so the client has a permanent record.
The Acupuncturist hands the clients phone back who sanitizes the phone again.
The ear seed placement usually only takes a few minutes.
What Is Auriculotherapy? (pronounced Awe-ric-u-low-therapy)
Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of specific points on the ear, which is believed to be a microsystem of the entire body where the whole body is reflected in the ear.
The way the body is reflected in the ear is like an upside down fetus:
It is also called Ear Acupuncture. Our Licensed Acupuncturists utilize it during their treatments in our offices.
These Ear Acupuncture points can also be used for Ear Acupressure, by placing Ear Seeds or Pellets, which do not pierce the skin.
There are over 200 points in the ear, they can help physical and emotional conditions.
The World Health Organization stated that the ear is perhaps the most studied microsystem of the entire body.
Some texts show it has been studied as far back as 4000 years!
This is an informational 2 minute video from earseeds.com, the supplier of our Auriculotherapy products.
What are Ear Seeds or Ear Pellets?
Ear Seeds are tiny seeds from the vaccaria plant that are held in place on the ear with a piece of adhesive, skin colored tape, which contains latex. These are the seeds contained in our Condition-Specific Kits.
Ear Pellets are are tiny stainless steel metal pellets with clear, latex free adhesive tape.
They contain nickel.
Additionally we offer Ear Pellets with tiny metal pellets plated in 24-karat gold
with clear latex free adhesive tape. They have Swarovski Crystals on the outside, which are for aesthetic purposes. We like to call them Bling – Bling Ear Seeds!
How does it work and what is an Auriculo Consult?
During an Auriculo Consult our Licensed Acupuncturists apply the Ear Seeds or Pellets to condition specific Ear Acupressure points on the ears.
They also teach our clients how to apply their own Ear Seeds for conditions which apply to them.
We use a human sized silicone ear model for teaching purposes as well as an Ear Acupuncture point detector during our Auriculo Consults. Additionally we take pictures with our client’s camera of their ears after the seeds are placed.
The seeds cause a continuous slight pressure which activates the Ear Acupressure points. Additionally they can be gently squeezed between two fingers to increase their effect. This can be done multiple times per day.
One Auriculo Consult is $27.50. It is also part of our Happy Hour Acupuncture Package: Buy 4 get 1 FREE for $110.
Each new condition specific Ear Seed placement requires an Auriculo Consult.
After the initial Auriculo Consult, clients may purchase our condition specific Ear Seed Kits.
All condition-specific kits contain 120 Self Adhesive Vaccaria Ear Seeds, Tweezers and a Condition-Specific Ear Chart.
We have the following kits available, each for $18.
- Back Pain and Sciatica
- Focus and Memory
- Headaches and Migraines
- Stop Smoking
We also offer a Kids Kit with information to treat multiple conditions for $ 28
Additionally we sell Swarovski Crystal Seeds (Bling – Bling Ear Seeds) as well as Stainless Steel Pellets with clear tape.
See our complete Auriclo Therapy Price list here.
Call us at 541-387-4325 or 541-298-2378 to set up your Auriculo Consult!
All images, photo credit from earseeds.com
Carola Stepper, LAc is an