Ear Seeding Stimulates Pressure Points to Enhance Well-being

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Ear seeding is similar to acupuncture without the needles.
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The latest TikTok wellness trend is ear seeding, which involves applying natural or synthetic seeds to the outer ears to stimulate various pressure points through auricular point acupressure.

Nikki Miller,  director of Kohler Waters Spa, detailed the new trend and its benefits.

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Miller said ear seeding works much like acupuncture but without the needles. Each ear seed is placed on a specific acupuncture or pressure point. The stimulation of these points sends a message to the brain that alters biochemical responses and helps to achieve desired results.

Ear seeds typically stay on for a few days and can last as long as a week, according to Miller. After the seeds are placed, guests should massage and press them periodically to help their effects last. Most seeds will fall off on their own, specifically, the ones that can’t easily be removed using the fingernail.

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