Auricular Virtues

1.6.2014.earIt’s all possible in your ear!

Have you heard the expression “As above, so below”? Just as we are a microcosm of the bigger universe and universal energies, our ear is a microcosm of the bigger self. It’s all in there – from your toes to your forehead. From your heart to your bladder. And your appendix, your uterus, your prostate, your teeth. There are also places in your ear to access the sympathetic nervous system, lower blood pressure, zap hunger.

My personal experiences in receiving auricular (ear) acupuncture are some of my most transformative moments. A needle in the ear when chronic pain spikes brings terrific relief.

Your acupuncturist can also put in ear seeds or pellets to extend the treatment. That means you wear a small dot of a radish seed or metal ball at the spot that’s right for you in your ear and let the tiny acupressure do it’s work.