Ear Seeding - Auricular Therapy

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Course Description

What Is Auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of specific points on the ear, which is believed to be a microsystem of the entire body. There are over 200 points in the ear, they can help physical and emotional conditions.

The ear serves as a micro system, where the whole body is reflected in the ear. The way the body is reflected in the ear is like an upside-down foetus: The head is where the ear lobe is, the spine is the curved, protruding ridge which goes from the bottom to the top of the ear, the centre is where the inner organs are. The World Health Organization stated that the ear is perhaps the most studied microsystem of the entire body. Some texts show it has been studied as far back as 4000 years! Acupuncturists often stimulate those points with acupuncture needles. Ear Seeds are another tool used to stimulate those points.

They are safe, natural and non-invasive, sitting on the surface of the ear and held in place with a patch of adhesive tape.

What are Ear Seeds or Ear Pellets?

Ear Seeds are tiny seeds from the vaccaria plant, which is known in Chinese Medicine to promote energy and overall health and well-being. They are held in place on the ear with a piece of adhesive, skin coloured tape, which contains latex.

Ear Pellets are tiny stainless-steel metal pellets with clear, latex free adhesive tape. They contain nickel. They are also called Ear Seeds. Additionally, there are also Ear Pellets with tiny metal pellets plated in 24-karat gold with clear latex free adhesive tape. They have Swarovski Crystals on the outside, which are for aesthetic purposes. These can be referred to as - Bling Ear Seeds!

What are they for?

Ear seeds are placed on specific points on the ear and should be massaged every few hours. There are over 200+ conditions that they can assist in, although we cover just the main indications on the course.

Offer your clients a whole new treatment or add the service onto your existing treatments to further enhance the outcome.

There are no needles, treatment in non-invasive and pain free and the seeds can stay in place for 3-5 days.

What is covered on the course?

  • About Ear Seeding

  • History of Ear Seeding

  • About Auricular Therapy

  • How do Ear Seeds Work?

  • Benefits of Ear Seeding

  • Ear Terraces

  • Ear Anatomy

  • Finding Primary Points

  • Which Points to Treat

  • Which Ear to Treat

  • Chart Points

  • Endocrine Gland Points

  • Master Points

  • Muscoskeletal Points

  • Organ Points

  • Treatment Protocols for;

    • Acne

    • Addiction – Smoking

    • Appetite Control

    • Back Pain – Lower Back

    • Back Pain – Mid Back

    • Chronic Fatigue

    • Cold Hands and Feet

    • Cold Sores

    • Common Cold

    • Concentration

    • Constipation

    • Cough

    • Dermatitis

    • Dysmenorrhea

    • Eczema

    • Edema/Oedema

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Headache – General

    • Headache – Migraine

    • Headache – Tension

    • Hyperhidrosis

    • Hyperthyroidism

    • Hypothyroidism

    • Infertility

    • Inflammation

    • Influenza

    • Insomnia

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    • Itching

    • Jet Lag

    • Lymphatic System Disorders

    • Menstrual Disorders

    • Nausea

    • Pain

    • Premenstrual Syndrome

    • Rhinitis

    • Sore Throat

    • Stress

    • Sunburn

    • Urinary Disorders

    • Weight Control

  • Contra-indications

  • What you will need

  • How to perform a procedure

    Setting up costs:

    The items needed to set up Ear Seeding procedures at your clinic will not exceed more than £50. You can charge anywhere from £10-£50 per session. A session will take 5-10 minutes to complete. The treatments costs around £1-£5 to perform, depending on the types of seeds used.

    Who can train?

    Aesthetic practitioners wanting to offer additional services alongside their services. Beauty therapists or facialists that want to add on extra services to their clients and enhance their treatment performance.


    This is classed as Auricular therapy and insurance is easy to obtain via a number of insurers. You should always check with your insurer first that you can get cover before committing to a program of study.


    The course is fully accredited by Centre of CPD Excellence


    There are no assessments needed for this course


    Students completing the course will receive full certification.

Expected Outcomes

  1. About Ear Seeding
  2. History of Ear Seeding
  3. About Auricular Therapy
  4. How do Ear Seeds Work?
  5. Benefits of Ear Seeding
  6. Ear Anatomy
  7. Finding Primary Points
  8. Chart Points
  9. Master Points
  10. Endocrine Gland Points
  11. Muscoskeletal Points
  12. Organ Points
  13. Treatment Protocols for; Acne, Addiction, Appetite Control, Back Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Cold Sores, Common Cold, Concentration, Constipation, Cough, Dermatitis, Dysmenorrhea, Eczema, Edema/Oedema, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Hyperhidrosis, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Infertility, Inflammation, Influenza, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lymphatic System Disorders, Menstrual Disorders, Nausea, Pain, Premenstrual Syndrome, Rhinitis, Sore Throat, Stress, Urinary Disorders, Weight Control and more
  14. Contra-indications
  15. What you will need
  16. How to perform a procedure