Ears seeds are used as very small acupressure devices, taped into place at useful locations in our ears. They stay in for 3 – 5 days.
This is about your comfort, relaxation and awesomeness. The 5-point pattern of these ear (or auricular) acu-points is applied to support your “calm and carrying on” mode. The 5-point pattern is known as the NADA protocol and is utilized in a variety of settings to ease stress or pain.
You! Your fantasticness. And the difficulty and changey times that we’re in. Our Curbside project and a related project to get kits to health care and front line workers is inspired by Acupuncturists Without Borders.
Please bring yourself and your Duke ID to Duke Integrative Medicine and wear a mask. Please! It will be like car line at school or, well, Starbucks.
Meet us safely in the traffic circle in front of Duke Integrative Medicine – 3475 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
When you are “next up” we will give you an alcohol swab to clean your ear. And then you get your seeds.
We would like to have clear access to your ear, so if you can pull your hair back and let your ears stick our a little extra, this is helpful.
Tuesdays – Saturdays
All Duke employees are welcome. Y’all are the first to know! Please share with your friends who are employees. Continuing Curbside service continues through May.
To see more about auricular acu-points and how to use them, please see this You Tube offering by Acupuncturists Without Borders.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Duke IM Team
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