Do-It-Yourself Auricular Therapy For Fertility
Ever seen someone with these in their ears...
...and wondered where they got such tiny band-aids and what kind of crazy cat scratched up their ear?
Well let me tell you my friend, you were mistaking band-aids for a medical treatment using what's called Auricular Therapy.
How does it work? In Eastern Medical theory, the entire body is mirrored onto the ear (think: similar to reflexology). Small seeds on band-aid like backings are placed onto specific points in the ear that correspond to certain organs. Pressing on the seed stimulates that organ's Qi (see But Seriously, How Does Acupuncture Work? for information on Qi).
The ear as a mirrored microsystem of the body is related to the findings of Canadian neuroscientist Wilder Penfield in his 1954 book Epilepsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain. He found that maps of the body exist on the sensory cortex of the human brain. It is thought that this same map is projected with particular precision onto nerve network in the ear.
Then in 1992, a study in the journal, Gynecological Endocrinology, went even further to conclude that, based on their data, auricular acupuncture seemed to offer a valuable alternative therapy for female infertility due to hormone disorders.
The New York Times wrote several articles expanding on the benefits of Auricular Therapy and how the practice is being used nationwide to treat an array of ailments. The US military uses Auricular Therapy as part of a treatment they call Battlefield Acupuncture. And addiction clinics throughout the US are using it to treat dependence on alcohol and cigarettes. It is of course also commonly used by acupuncturists to prolong the effects of on-site treatments.
So how can you use auricular therapy to increase your fertility success? First buy your ear seeds here for $2.00 and, like the speed demon that Amazon is, have them at your door by tomorrow.
Second, use tweezers or your fingers to stick the seeds onto the points illustrated below. Repeat on the other ear. Theses points together make up an ancient protocol used to treat infertility. (Grabbing a partner to help locate the points is well worth it...The struggle is real when attempting to apply alone.)
Throughout the day press on the seeds to stimulate Qi. You can keep them on for up to 3 days, or take them off and replace them if it feels right to do so before 3 days is up.
The Fertility Guru's 5 Ear Seeds For Fertility Success:
Kidneys, Liver, Spleen, Uterus, and Endocrine system