Acupuncture never struck us as sexy — until Mona Dan of Vie Healing introduced us to auricular acupuncture and the little gold studs involved in the treatment.
This uncommon, but powerfully healing form of acupuncture balances mind and body with tiny, golden ear studs which look like chic little pieces of jewelry, that are pressed into various parts of the ear. The effects are incredible, instant, and keep coming as you continue to wear the studs for a few days.
We’re sure you have plenty of questions, just like we did; read on as Mona shares everything you need to know about Auricular acupuncture…
Quick, sexy and effective – here’s everything you need know know about auricular acupuncture with 24-karat gold-plated studs.
How good does it feel when your ears are rubbed, especially during a massage? The overall feeling of relaxation you feel is incredible. Why does the ear make you feel so relaxed? You’ve probably heard of reflexology and acupressure. Auricular acupuncture is all that, but only on the ears. There is an entire chart, identifying the point for every body part on the ear. Stimulation of these points has a big effect on the change of sensation, disease and regulation of the organs, joints, mind and blood flow.
There is a lot of research that proves the direct relationship with the nerve endings in the ears and the reflex centers of the brain. Together they release specific endorphins and similar chemicals in neurological reflex pathways to the spinal cord, which in turn releases information through neurons down the spine to the rest of the body, aiding in reflex reactions that make changes in tenderness, blood flow and body response.
Q: What can auricular acupuncture treat?
A: A few ailments that auricular acupuncture assists with include: allergies, anxiety, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, back pain, chronic pain, constipation, depression, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, insomnia, IBS, smoking, sleep issues and appetite suppression. Ear seeds are small pallets that look like little bandaids or, in this case, tiny gold studs, some of which are magnetized. Ear needles are extremely tiny hair-thin needles that are gently applied to about three to seven areas of the ears and remain there for approximately 30 minutes. The ear needles are more powerful, but the ear seeds/magnets can last on your ears for about a week. The sensation you leave with is very special. Imagine that feeling of relaxation you get after an ear rub during massage, but more powerful. The relaxation is felt throughout the body, head and limbs.
Q: What does a session look like?
A: A session can be as short as 15 minutes — that’s what makes this so easy and effective. You come in, do a quick little intake about what you’d like to work on and we apply ear seeds or ear needles. With the seeds, you can get up quickly and leave; with the needles we suggest you to sit in the office for a total of 30 minutes. You can also enjoy this treatment during a full gentle acupuncture session, involving the insertion of hair-thin needles throughout your body, including your ears.
Q: What makes auricular sexy?
A: At Vie Healing, we book mini 15-20 minute sessions with ear seeds that allow you to leave with the tiniest and sexiest 24-karat gold-plated ear studs. This allows you to nourish your body, alleviate your desired issue(s) and look very trendy and sexy.
Q: How much is this and how long does it last?
A: The best part is how affordable it is! Generally, mini sessions shouldn’t cost more than 40 dollars a session, but insurance can possibly apply toward this as well! Overall, people are loving the feeling and look they achieve with these mini studs of gold. It’s definitely worth the investment!
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