As an acupuncturist our pins are our main tool alongside moxa and cupping but we can also provide an amazing self care tool for in between acupuncture sessions or as a stand alone treatment using Ear seeds.
You might have seen people in the past with little plasters in their ears or things that look like small piercings and wondered what on earth it was but you didn’t want to ask. Let me tell you more about it, you will want some too.
Your whole body is mapped on your ears so you can use acupressure points on the ear to treat the body, this is an auricular mini system to work on your whole body. Amazing isn’t it? By stimulating some of these points you are kickstarting the body’s own healing mechanism.
Earseeds are usually a small Vaccaria Seed on a small plaster like patch. A few times a day press the point gets the qi going. You can keep them on for a day or 3 and replace them with new ones. You will need tweezers to apply and if you have someone to help you place them even better. You apply the same points on both ears.
Using earseeds when used during your ivf cycle can help to control stress, lower your anxiety levels and play an important role in regulating your ovary function, as well as ovulation and follicle growth.
To achieve this I would recommend using My Fertility Protocol and use earseeds on the following points: Liver, Spleen, Uterus, Kidney and the Endocrine system.
If you would love some help with this is offer virtual Earseed consults where I send you all y0u need in advance and then talk you through how to use them and where to place them.
Chantal Nogbou is a Leeds based mobile acupuncturist at Dragonfly Acupuncture Leeds and has been supporting many on their journey to parenthood since 2012, also offering the Freedom Fertility Formula and Hara Abdominal Massage. Featured in the launch of Best Fertility Now as article writer.