Since you’re reading this post I’m going to go ahead and assume you’ve heard of Shen Men.
While most people would have no idea what “Shen Men” means, if you’ve ever gotten Ear Seeds- even if it was just a demo or activation at an event, (like a few weeks ago at a GOOP event in NYC where everyone was wearing a little EarSeeds bling,) chances are the EarSeeds were placed on your Shen Men point.
Shen Men, also sometimes called “Spirit Gate,” is perhaps the most popular ear point used in Auriculotherapy.
The point is located on the upper part of the ear in the triangular shaped valley.
Shen Men is commonly used to help calm the mind, alleviate stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
It’s very effective due to its deep connection with the mind and spirit.
It’s a great point to place ear seeds on for all mood disorders including stress, tension, and depression.
But there are other, less known functions of Shen Men that we wanna talk about.
1 You see Shen Men used in many protocols because as a “Master Point,” Shen Men awakens the other auricular points and strengthens the effect of each point, giving you better and faster results!
2 Another unique function of Shen Men is its ability to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. This purpose allows you to use Shen Men for a variety of painful conditions such as an injured knee, migraines and arthritis.
3 Shen Men has a close relationship to the pelvic cavity giving it the ability to help gynecological conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disorder, menstrual pain and endometriosis.
4 And finally, Shen Men is used to help people with addictions. It’s one of the points used by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association to help those addicted to drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol.
There you have it, the multi-uses of Shen Men. Also, if you were looking for a 5 It’s located in a spot that looks really cute with our Crystal EarSeeds on it.
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