It’s no secret that wellness has become a major industry in recent years and, in the pursuit of holistic wellness, ancient healing practices continue to captivate individuals seeking alternative therapies. Enter ear seeding, a technique rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. With its myriad benefits, ear seeding offers a natural and non-invasive way to promote balance and well-being.
Ear seeding, also known as auriculotherapy or ear acupuncture, involves placing small seeds or beads on specific points of the outer ear. These points correspond to different organs and systems within the body (similar to how acupuncture works but without the needles). By stimulating these points, ear seeding aims to enhance the flow of energy and restore harmony. Seeds have been spotted on the A-list ears of everyone from model Kate Moss, as well as Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz and, of course, Gwyneth Paltrow, who even offered them as a treatment at her GOOP Wellness Summit in 2019.