Ear seeds for appetite control & weight loss

Ear seeds are well known for helping to balance our energy, known as Qi in Traditional Chinese Medicine. One of the many benefits of ear seeds is promoting a sense of overall wellbeing. 

With our worlds being so uncertain right now, tools that we can use to help balance our energy, digestion, improve stress levels and keep our bodies in balance (homeostasis) is key.

If you have heard of Auriculotherapy, then chances are you may have seen protocols for appetite control and weight loss. 

Ear Seeds for weight loss protocol
Ear seeds for appetite control 

There have been many studies researching the effect that acupuncture and ear seeds have for weight loss. In a 2010 study, it concluded that “auricular acupressure employing vaccaria seeds can decrease body mass index (BMI)” . The author Am J Chin Med also concluded that “Auricular acupressure is thus a reasonable option in the treatment of overweight and obesity in young adults.” 2011 - To read more click here for clinical studies.

The idea behind using ear seeds is simple. In Auriculotherapy, various points on the ear correspond to different organs and systems within the body. Placing ear seeds onto the appropriate point such as the stomach or mouth, elicits a systemic effect through the body.  

For ear seeds to be effective, it requires the user to be motivated to change their lifestyle. With weight loss there is no silver bullet, therefore ear seeding should be combined with a healthy diet and exercise program. What ear seeds will do, is help to interrupt our patterns of behavior.

For example, if you are someone who eats due to stress, then placing ear seeds onto the corresponding point relating to stress and emotion, may help with the urge to overindulge.  
These are a few of our favourite points: 

  • Shen Men - known as the ‘Sprit Gate’ it’s considered a master point in Auriculotherapy. This point helps to calm the mind and create harmony and a deeper connection to spirit. This point is also believed to assist with stress, pain, tension, anxiety and any emotional distresses. Use alone or partner with the below points
  • Stomach Point - helps with weight control, eating disorders & cravings
  • Mouth Point - cravings, habitual eating and appetite
  • Spleen - (left ear only) helps regulates digestion 
  • Endocrine - to help balance hormones

Want to learn more, watch this great YouTube video discussing key points and lifestyle tips for weight loss success. 

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @seededearseeds for video tutorials, point guides and more. 
In your health, Seeded x 




  • A 2011 study concluded that “Auricular acupressure is thus a reasonable option in the treatment of overweight and obesity in young adults.” -Am J Chin Med. 2011;39(3):433-40.
  • A 2010 study concluded that “auricular acupressure employing vaccaria seeds can decrease body mass index (BMI)” -Am J Chin Med. 2010;38(4):675-82.
  • www.shape.com/weight-loss/tips-plans/ear-acupuncture-ear-seeds
  • Medical news today
  • Healthline 



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