Auricular acupressure involves the stimulation of the external ear for the treatment of health conditions in other parts of the body. This pressure can be applied by using Reflexology or with Ear Seeds or pellets. Seeds or pellets are a non-invasive or needle-free technique. The vaccaria seed is a small, hard, round seed that is taped to particular acupuncture points on the ear. The effect comes in two ways: from the pressure of the tape holding the seed tightly against the skin and from finger pressure squeezing the seed and ear cartilage. Ear seeds can be placed for very specific conditions such as: weight loss, stress/anxiety, smoking cessation, post partum, memory, menopause, insomnia, headaches, infertility, vision, depression, back pain, many child hood issues. Ear seeds are a great way to extend the benefits of auricular acupuncture!!