A map of the ear is studied by an acupuncturist as the microcosm of the body. In Chinese medicine, your health depends on the flow of qi (energy) in your body. This energy travels along pathways called meridians that are named after the organ that they supply the energy to. These channels are found throughout your body, including your ears. Magnetic little balls on teeny, little plasters (ear seeds) are placed strategically on specific points on the outer ear to stimulate or calm these meridians.
The plasters can stay in for several days while stimulating these points. Auricular therapy is helpful with chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, depression, stress, infertility, migraines and many more .