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Auricular Acupressure

What We Offer


We offer application of “ear seeds” at specific pressure points in the ear to help treat musculoskeletal pain, stress and anxiety, GI upset, and many other ailments.  Ear seeds are small pinhead sized seeds from the vacarria plant that are attached to a small, latex-free adhesive square, made from the same adhesive fabric as bandaids are made from.  We carry these in four tones, ranging from dark to light, and will add more tones as they become available.  


Who Would Benefit?


Ashley received intense training in auricular acupressure during her doctoral studies and is able to use ear seeds to manage and treat conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, migraines and headaches, addiction, menstrual cramps, and more. Ear seeds are excellent to use in conjunction with massage therapy because they help provide lasting relief from pain.  Ear seeds, when done by a trained professional, are safe for all people ages 3 and over. 


A partial list of conditions that can benefit from ear seeds includes:

  • Headaches

  • Migraines

  • Back Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Addiction

  • Appetite

  • Insomnia

  • Libido

  • PTSD

  • Fertility

  • Lactation

  • Menopause

  • Motion Sickness

  • Allergies

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Arthritis Pain

  • PMS

  • High and Low Blood Pressure


What to Expect

Ear seeds are done as part of a 60 or 90 minute session, usually at the end.  Ashley will use a rounded metal tool called an “ear probe” to touch your ear in a few select points.  Based on levels of tenderness at these points, she will then apply an ear seed.  These do not puncture the skin, but rather they apply pressure to the point for the next few days. 

The stickers with the seeds on them will often fall off in the shower after a few days.  If they don’t fall off, we’ll instruct you to remove them after about 4-5 days. 

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