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What is Auriculotherapy?

Often described as reflexology for the ear, there are hundreds of points on the ear that are believed to represent a microsystem of the whole body, with points for areas both physical and emotional.

The stimulation of these points is known as Auriculotherapy. 

Ear seeds stimulate those points naturally and non-invasively.

How does it work?

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Small black seeds from the vaccaria plant or metal pellets are secured on the ear with a piece of adhesive tape over specific acupressure points. The continuous mild pressure they exert is amplified by stimulating the seed with a few seconds of fingertip massage every few hours.


EarSeeds.com is excited to bring complete ear chart kits to people in their homes. Each EarSeed Kit is created by a licensed acupuncturist and contains 120 ear seeds, a stainless steel tweezer and a condition specific graphic image describing how and where to apply the seeds.

Earseeds.com is a family owned business started by Licensed Acupuncturist Elie Goldschmidt and his wife, Tova Gold.

Elie was looking for a way to manage his back pain. He knew acupuncture could help but wasn’t capable of needling himself. Although ear seeds, used in auriculotherapy, wasn’t a major part of his acupuncture practice, he’d always been fascinated with auriculotherapy.

After seeing pictures of actress Penelope Cruz and Matt Damon wearing ear seeds for stress and back pain, and hearing Dr. Oz discuss the benefits of ear seeds on his show, he figured they might work for him too.

Almost immediately upon applying the ear seeds Elie felt a difference in his back and a release of the pain.

After experiencing such positive results from auriculotherapy for his back pain, Elie knew he wanted to find a way to share the benefits of ear seeds with the masses. While a full acupuncture treatment that includes auriculotherapy is ideal, it can be costly and time prohibitive. Elie knew that the seeds alone could make a big difference for so many people, as it did for him.

Meanwhile, Tova, a veteran branding expert and product designer, was skeptical, but agreed to try the stress protocol. She was blown away by the tangible response she had. General calm replaced a racing mind and she found it increased her ability to focus and concentrate. After learning more about Auriculotherapy and Ear Acupressure, Tova agreed to come on board. Just a few months after Elie conceived the idea, the couple launched EarSeeds.com.

Thank you so much for checking out our products and we are confident they can help you on your path to health and wellness!




Below are some articles from our blog to help you learn more about studies done and results shown from the use of Auriculotherapy.

Thanks for stopping by!

What Ear Seeds Are and Why You Need to Use Them

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Pair These Ear Seed Points for Appetite Control

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Those Ear Seeds are Hurting my Ears!

"The darn ear seeds on my ears hurt!" Have you ever thought that after putting ear seeds on? I have! But before quickly removing them, let me share with you what happened to me during my last low back pain incident. My back had been killing me! It'd been about 2 weeks...

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The Secondary Benefits of Swarovski Bling Ear Seeds

A few months back I received a phone call from a practitioner that uses our EarSeeds and he told me about something unexpected and pretty damn awesome that he experienced when using our products. When he told me his story, I got that reaction where the hairs on the...

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Top 3 Reasons People Get Ear Seeds

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Place Ear Seeds Here to Reduce Anxiety

Do you ever get anxious or have anxiety attacks?Not so long ago a member of the EarSeeds team was quietly working on some crystal ear seeds when she suddenly started to have a major panic attack.She has a history of anxiety and this one came on so strong she had to...

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The Science Behind Adaptogens

You may have heard about adaptogens, a class of herbs that help the body deal with numerous conditions, particularly related to the effects of stress. Let’s take a look at these natural, plant-based supplements and how they help support the body by supporting energy...

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The Best Pressure Points for Anxiety Relief

Because of the ease-of-use and gentle application, more and more people are using pressure points for anxiety to gain relief. Depending on how severe it is, anxiety can range from making life less enjoyable to completely paralyzing the person who suffers from it....

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Acupressure Points and Treatment

While most of us are familiar with the concept of acupuncture, the term “acupressure” is often met with a little confusion. Is it simply a special type of acupuncture? Well, no – but they are closely related. Acupressure and acupuncture both have their roots in...

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What is Auricular Acupuncture?

You may have heard friends or coworkers mention that auricular acupuncture helped them with a particular chronic or acute health condition. Auricular acupuncture? What’s that? If you’re wondering what auricular acupuncture is, here’s an overview so you know more about...

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Does Ear Piercing Affect the Benefits of Auriculotherapy?

Do you suffer from migraines? Have you been wondering if the daith piercing as a form of treatment for migraines can impact the benefits of auriculotherapy? We always hear this question so here is our viewpoint on it. First, it is important to note that we are not...

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