Many people use ear piercing as a method to help assist with a variety of concerns such as headaches and migraines.
People claim to have noticed benefits from acu piercing, however there is currently no clinical evidence that supports its effect. It is important to find a provider who is experienced in acupressure and can pierce the correct points to achieve maximum benefit.
With piercings becoming so popular, should you pierce or seed?
Everyone is different, your body and your unique needs. As piercing is permanent, there is belief that piercing one of the more than 200 acupressure points on the ear can lead to a desensitization of the acu point. This damage to the acu point may lead loss of stimulation in that area.
It's a case of finding what works best for you and the right practitioner who understands the acu points they are piercing.
Ear Seeding & Acupuncture
Ear seeding and Acupuncture are non-invasive tools used to stimulate acupressure points on the ear. Unlike acupuncture, ear seeds use tiny metal pellets not needles to apply sustained pressure to the acu point.
Based on the belief that the entire body and its systems can be reflected in the map of the ear, which has various pressure points corresponding to various organs and systems.
Because ear seeds don't pierce the ear, they work by gently stimulating acupressure points to promote healing without creating any damage to the ear.