How To Use Ear Seeds For Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Pain Relief

Frank, a customer who recently purchased our Dragon Acupuncture ear seeds product, reached out to us for guidance on how to position the ear seeds for his condition, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. This virus caused nerve damage in Frank’s left ear, resulting in hearing loss, dizziness, and a light-headed condition. Despite trying several ear seed positions, Frank found that none were effective in managing his symptoms. In this article, we will provide Frank and others with a beginner’s guide on how to use ear seeds to alleviate the symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Before we begin, it is essential to note that ear seeds are a complementary therapy and should not replace professional medical advice or treatment. Frank mentioned that he had received medical treatment for the virus, and ear seeds are just an additional method to mitigate nerve damage.

Ear Seed Placement For Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Firstly, we recommend practicing ear massage a few times a day to stimulate all the points on the ear and increase blood flow. According to studies, ear massage has been shown to improve balance and reduce dizziness. After each massage, your ear should be slightly red and feel hot. You can find detailed instructions on ear massage in the video linked here

For ear seed placement, we suggest following the recommended position attached, which we have marked on the photo Frank sent us. While there is limited research on ear seeds for Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, we took references from research papers that apply ear seeds for nerve damage conditions with a focus on ear issues such as hearing loss and balance. It is recommended that Frank starts with applying ear seeds on the affected side of his ear. Massage all the points by pressing the ear seeds gently against the ear for a couple of minutes several times a day until the points feel “warm.”

Please note that the point subcortex is located at the underside of the ear, so you would not see the ear seed sticker after it is applied. Refer to the video linked here on how to apply ear seeds on the point subcortex:

In conclusion, ear seeds can be a useful complementary therapy for managing the symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. However, it is crucial to remember that ear seeds should not replace medical advice or treatment. By practicing ear massage and following our recommended ear seed placement, individuals like Frank can effectively manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Author: 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. S he 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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