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By P. Sze | Last updated: May 9, 2023

10 Ear Seeds Charts for Weight Loss: A Comprehensive Guide


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Ms. Mai Sogawa

Ms. Mai Sogawa is a senior therapist who graduated from Japan Medical School of Judo Acupuncture and Moxibustion International Education College.

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Weight loss is a common goal for many women, and ear seeds can be a useful tool in achieving that objective. In this article, we’ll discuss 3 major ear acupressure points for weight loss and 7 additional points for other situations. Learn how to use Dragon Acupuncture Ear seeds for weight loss and where to place them with our easy-to-follow ear seeds chart for weight loss.

Ear Seed Placement For Weight Loss

There are three key acupressure points to focus on for weight loss: Hunger Point, Endocrine System, and Lungs. Using these acupressure points with ear seeds can help you create a physique less prone to rebound, making it easier to achieve a slim figure. You can utilize our ear seeds chart for weight loss below to find the right placement.

Hunger Point

Located in the center of the protruding cartilage in front of the ear, the Hunger Point helps maintain normal gastrointestinal function and suppresses excessive appetite by inhibiting the vagus nerve. It also reduces the feeling of hunger and decreases the desire for food intake. This is considered the most important acupressure point in the weight loss process.

Endocrine System

Located in the depression below the cartilage of the ear, this acupressure point helps regulate the endocrine system, maintaining hormonal balance. When female hormones are balanced, it can naturally alleviate many physiological and psychological symptoms.


Located in the depression in front of the ear, the Lungs acupressure point strengthens breathing, improves body circulation, promotes metabolism, and helps inhibit excessive insulin secretion.

Do Ear Seeds for Weight Loss Work?

According to our therapist, Ms. Mai, the treatment she provides does not directly promise any specific weight loss effect. Ear seeds work by stimulating acupressure points for the kidneys and lungs, which can increase the body’s metabolism and improve blood circulation. This results in higher daily calorie consumption, making weight loss easier when paired with exercise. Stimulating the hunger point may help with appetite control by acting on the brain, and improving stomach and intestine function can lead to better digestion and bowel movements. Additionally, reducing stress can prevent overeating, ultimately contributing to weight loss. However, Ms. Mai emphasizes that the effectiveness of ear seeds varies among individuals, and their reliability is not entirely consistent.

Research has also shown some promising results in the use of auriculotherapy for weight loss. A study published in Acupuncture in Medicine found that participants who received auriculotherapy, including the use of ear seeds, experienced a significant decrease in body weight compared to the control group (source). This suggests that ear seeds may be a valuable addition to a comprehensive weight loss plan. However, it is important to note that individual results may vary, and a combination of healthy lifestyle choices is essential for successful weight management.

How to Use Ear Seeds for Weight Loss

To use ear seeds for weight loss, simply place them on the appropriate acupressure points (as shown in the ear seeds chart for weight loss) and gently press or massage the seeds throughout the day. This will stimulate the pressure points and help to curb your appetite, control cravings, and boost your metabolism.

How Long to Wear Ear Seeds for Weight Loss

Our TCM therapist, Ms. Mai, explains that the duration of wearing ear seeds for weight loss varies from person to person, as individual weight loss speeds and accompanying conditions, such as exercising and dieting, differ. Furthermore, individual body types also influence the effectiveness of ear seeds. Ms. Mai recommends removing the ear seeds within two to three days and no longer than a week, allowing the skin to rest before reapplying them until the individual’s goal is reached. Body changes take time, so it may take 1-3 months to see results. It’s advised to continue the regimen for that duration.

7 Additional Ear Acupressure Points to Support Weight Loss

Besides the three major acupressure points for weight loss, there are seven other points that can help address common challenges during weight loss. Use the ear seeds chart for weight loss to find the appropriate placement for these additional points:

Shen Men: Using Ear Seeds For Stress Eating and Emotional Stability

Many people cope with stress by overeating, leading to weight gain. Regularly applying pressure to the Shen Men acupoint can help stabilize emotions and reduce inner stress, promoting overall wellness and supporting weight loss goals.

Liver: For Detoxification and Blood Nourishment

By applying pressure to the “liver” acupoint on the ear, you can activate the body’s natural detoxification processes, support liver function, and nourish the blood. This can help improve overall digestion, promote toxin elimination, and support optimal liver health.

Spleen: Using Ear Seeds For Sugar Cravings and Energy Conversion

By massaging the spleen acupressure point on the ear, you can help your body more efficiently convert sugar into energy, reducing the risk of sugar-related health issues and promoting optimal wellness. This is especially helpful for those who love sweets but want to control their sugar intake.

Triple Burner or San Jiao: For Increasing Metabolism

Some individuals with a sluggish basal metabolism may find it more difficult to shed unwanted pounds, even when consuming fewer calories. Massaging the Triple Burner or San Jiao acupressure point can help increase your metabolism, making it easier to lose weight.

Small Intestine: For Digestion and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Applying gentle pressure to the small intestine acupressure point for a few minutes can help improve digestion and reduce discomfort associated with gastrointestinal disorders. By stimulating this point, you can promote the smooth flow of energy in the body, leading to a healthier digestive system overall.

Kidney: To Prevent Weight Rebound and Increase Metabolism

Weight rebound is often caused by a decrease in basal metabolism. Stimulating the Kidney acupressure point can help increase basal metabolism and adjust overall body function, preventing weight rebound during the weight loss process.

Heart: To Increase Motivation and Perseverance

Many people struggle with maintaining motivation and perseverance when it comes to exercise and weight loss. Applying pressure to the Heart acupressure point can help increase your motivation, making it easier to stick to your exercise routine and achieve your weight loss goals.

By using the ear seeds chart for weight loss and applying ear seeds to the appropriate acupressure points, you can take a proactive approach in achieving your weight loss goals. Remember that individual results may vary, and it’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, for optimal success.

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P. Sze

P. Sze

P. Sze is the founder of TCM Tips and Dragon Acupuncture®. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a first-class honor in Civil Engineering. She also holds a master’s degree in Engineering and is the brain behind the innovative TCM products of Dragon Acupuncture®. She is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Auricular Therapy: Application of Ear Seeds (ISBN 978-1520451398) and Facial Gua Sha - Fight the Signs of Aging Naturally and Inexpensively (ISBN 978-1980678922). She has dedicated her life to ensuring that the complex theories behind oriental medicine and the seemingly dangerous techniques that involve needles and fire do not scare you from trying oriental medicine. This is why she writes endlessly about acupressure and its countless health and wellness benefits.

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