Ear acupuncture : A go-to wellness routine for stress, anxiety and general well being.

The ear acts like a switchboard to the brain. When a point on the ear is stimulated, it sends a signal to the brain, which is then transmitted to the area of the body being treated. Think about reflexology, but on ears.

Every part of the external ear connects through the microsystem reflexes to every part of the body, allowing a wide variety of health and psychological problems to be relieved.

The treatment effectively relieves joint pain, improves digestion and resistance to illness. It furthermore has a calming effect, relaxes muscles, increases energy and mental clarity, opens the heart and improves vitality, alleviates anxiety and nervousness, increases inspiration and will power, calms anger and aggression, improves immunity and soothes feelings of grief and trauma.

The 5 point Acudetox protocol also stimulates the detoxification of organs of the body, namely the kidneys, lungs and liver, to flush the system from emotional, chemical and environmental toxins.

Needles, seeds or magnets can be used to stimulate the points.

Vagus Nerve Activity

Auricular Acupuncture has been found to stimulate Vagus nerve activity. The Vagus nerve is the main component of the parasympathetic pathway aka rest and digest. The Vagus nerve connects the brain to the gut, heart, liver, pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, ureters, kidneys and almost all the other organs.

Tiny Needles

The needles used are not hypodermic, so they are not like the needles used to give an injection or to draw blood. These are tiny, round tipped needles that are not much thicker than a strand of hair. Typically, most people feel no pain at all.

Ear Seeds and Magnets

Ear seeds and magnets offer a painless, non-invasive treatment option. They can either be part of a broader acupuncture session using needles or alone.

Ear seeding or needling dates back thousands of years, it has now become very popular and widely used, especially among celebrities in the US, such as Penelope Cruz, Matt Damon, and Kate Moss, for the treatment of stress to back pain.

The Ear seeds or magnets consist of small little balls that are safe and natural, and held in place on the surface of the ear with adhesive tan tape. The seeds are made from the flowering vaccaria plant seed, the magnets have a strength of 800 gauss and are gold plated.  They can be kept on the ear for a few days as they continue to work.


It is safe even for those with diabetes and haemophilia. Not suitable for individuals with a  pace-maker, or during the third trimester of pregnancy.

What is a session like?

A session generally lasts an hour and most clients report feeling lighter, relaxed or more energized.  Relief from anxiety and depression , more inspiration and feeling of joy and peace are reported after three or more sessions.

Book a trial session or a package if you would like to experience a practice that has stood the test


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