l The needle and plaster are detached as one from their own plaste and positioned, as required.
l The new needle glides easily into the skin.
l The sterile plaster is then simply smoothed down by hand or tweezers.
l High quality sterile press needles, packed 100 pcs good for skin treatment.
l Can be applied by hand or tweezers.
Ear acupuncture can be a very effective method for relieving acute pains and chronically stiff joints, sometimes these have been cured within minutes.
It is commonly used to treat cold, heat-stroke, cough, asthma, stomachache, irregularities menstrual, dysmenorrhea, enuresis, sprain, insomnia, and other disorders.
For some problems it can be more effective than body acupuncture. Ear acupuncture is easy and safe for self-treatment and in healing groups.
The main disadvantage of ear acupuncture is the requirement to find the most painful spot for it to be fully effective, and this is not pleasant for people who are very sensitive to pain. The best points are those that feel like an electric shock or like hitting a raw nerve! However, often the pain will be felt as being beneficial, especially because it usually decreases with continued needling.
Press-needles are like tiny drawing pins with a 1.5 mm-long needle. They are retained in the ear for one to two weeks, covered with adhesive tape, and stimulated from time to time by pressing between thumb and a finger pad. If an acupuncture needle is not available, you may use a bead needle or even a fine sewing needle.
Sterilise a suitable needle in methylated spirits and rub the ear with a cotton bud soaked in methylated spirits (optional). Find the most tender spot in the appropriate reflex area of the ear by pressing with a toothpick or a similar probe. Insert the needle to about 1.5 mm deep. It must not pass through the ear. Gently move it around to find the correct depth and direction of the sorest spot. Each ear contains a complete reflex map of the body as shown in the chart. Instead of using needles, you may press the ear with the head of a pin, a toothpick, a matchstick or a fingernail. Treat the indicated organ points or wherever there is a tender spot; press for a minute or more each day or whenever convenient. In addition, it will be very stimulating to the whole body to massage both ears thoroughly by rubbing them between thumb and index finger simultaneously. Massage daily. Pulling the ears at different angles is also beneficial. You may also buy an electro-acupuncture appliance. These are now available from many health food shops and not very expensive.