Do Ear Seeds Help You Lose Weight? (Scientific Explanation)

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👨‍💼 Written by Abdur Rahman Choudhury, M.Sc., DN, CFT (Weight Loss Coach)
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Ear seeds are an acupressure device placed on your ear to provide constant stimulation, which is believed to relieve pain.

It is a type of auriculotherapy (also known as ear therapy), a traditional Chinese non-medicinal therapy technique, thought to promote comfort and relaxation.

Ear seeds traditionally come from a herb called vaccaria, but can also be made of ceramic or metal. They’re usually held in place by waterproof tape and stay on your ears for up to a week.

With ear seeds, you apply pressure (no puncture) to specific points with small balls or seeds (no needles).

Like acupuncture, auriculotherapy is based on the notion that small points on the body correspond to the whole. And older research from 2010 suggests that, when practiced properly, it really can relieve pain.

But the question is does ear seeds help your body to lose weigh?

The answer is yes. Ear seeds may help you lose weigh by reducing your cravings.

Several studies have shown that auricular acupressure can help you suppress appetite by stimulating the craving control point found on the tragus of the ear. However, the study is small and more research is needed on this topic.

Ok. But is it necessary for weight loss?

No. You don’t need ear seeds to lose weight. You can lose weight by following a healthy lifestyle; because it is key to sustainable weight loss. You don’t need any device for that.

However, if you like the look, there is no harm in getting it. But don’t expect any drastic result from it.

Ear seeds may be a helpful addition to your weight loss efforts. But it’s not an alternative to a healthy lifestyle.

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