Many of us are aware that stress and sleep are closely linked. The lack of proper rest is an increasing problem in our country.
Stress has long been linked to sleep issues as it can adversely affect sleep quality, and insufficient sleep can influence our stress tolerance levels.
According to the American Sleep Association, 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder. Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short-term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%.
Most importantly, a lack of a good night's rest can take a toll on our bodies and potentially lead to physical and mental health problems.
Auriculotherapy originated from traditional Chinese medicine and has been thought of as a promising treatment for sleep issues as it stimulates specific points on the ear.
The ears contain points that connect to pathways within the entire body. When pressure or specific sterilized needles are used on these points, endorphins are released, promoting both immune and emotional health.
Auriculotherapy or 'ear-seeds' works similarly to Acupuncture therapy. Ear seeds are meant to promote the release of natural endorphins and "feel-good" chemicals in your body.
Like Acupuncture, Auriculotherapy works holistically on the entire body, not just focusing on treating symptoms.
A licensed acupuncturist can perform Auriculotherapy with acupuncture needles, but utilizing ear seeds is an option for your self-care routine at home.
Over thousands of years and modern clinical results, specific points in the ears have shown specific health benefits.
The Modern Acupuncture Sleep Seed Kit includes instructions on applying 'ear-seeds' to five highly effective ear points to improve sleep, recover and reduce stress.
In combination, these points are known to calm the nervous system and promote better quality sleep and reduce pain at night. They can also help balance energy levels, brain activity, and hormones.
The small round metal pellets (Ear Seeds) are strategically placed over specific acupressure points and are secured on the surface of the ear with a piece of adhesive material. The continuous mild pressure exerted is amplified by pressing the Ear Seed for a few moments throughout the day and can be left on for up to 5 days.
Our clinics are sharing the benefits of ear seeds and our Modern Acupuncture Ear Auriculotherapy Kits with our patients and achieving great results. Check with the clinic nearest you.
“I have to say I was very nervous to try acupuncture because I was worried it would hurt. I could not have been more wrong. The staff at Modern Acupuncture was so friendly and calm. They took the time to answer all my questions and I very much felt at ease. To do the session you sit in a heated massage chair that reclines and was so comfortable. I felt the needles go in, but it was just a quick pinch and then I honestly forgot they were there. They leave you to sit and relax in the massage chair for twenty minutes and I almost fell asleep. I had a treatment for stress relief and felt great after. It was the best night sleep I've had in a while.” - Rebecca P. (IL)
Modern Acupuncture® is a natural stress relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body, alleviating symptoms associated with stress.
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