Frequently Asked Questions
Most likely you will notice the change in your body, your health and your mental well-being. For a little boost, don’t forget to add gentle pressure to your seeds.
While there are no direct contraindications to the use of ear points during pregnancy and breastfeeding (in fact, some points help pregnancy symptoms), it is advised that pregnant and breastfeeding individuals should consult with their health care practitioner prior to using Bloom Balance Ear Seeds.
Totally normal and absolutely common! Often when a point is “active”, the ear seed will make the area around the ear point feel sore, tender to touch, and slightly sensitive. Taking deep breaths and adding in mindfulness to ground yourself, may help to alleviate this “active” point.
Patients often say that as the ear soreness alleviates after 24 hours so does their symptoms and pain! Magic!
Don’t worry - we've got you! Our Bloom Balance Healing Ear Seed Kit includes a detailed and illustrative Relief Ritual Manual that includes diagrams and descriptions of the most commonly used ear points for various conditions.
It’s important to remember that the points have a bit of space around them - you don’t need to be super precise. You’ve got a little room to be a bit off the point!
Our Ear Seeds can be left on for up to 5 days. And don't worry - they WILL stay on while showering, sleeping, and even swimming. After 5 days of wear, remove your seeds and allow your skin and body to rejuvenate for up to 24 hours before replacing with new seeds. Continue on this cycle for prolonged results!
Unfortunately, no. Our ear seeds are disposable and should not be reused.
Using your fingernails or the included tweezers should make peeling off the seed easy. Ensure you are careful with removal and angle your ear downwards during removal to prevent the seed from falling into the ear canal (highly unlikely but has happened). Used Ear Seeds can be disposed of in the garbage.
Our starter kit is designed to get you started with and familiar with our ear seeds - it includes a handy set of tweezers for precise application and our relief rituals manual to explain how to apply them and where. Our refill kits are just that - refills! You won't find tweezers and the relief rituals manual included, just a set of 40 Ear Seeds to keep you going once you've familiarized yourself with them.
Our moxa sticks are hand-rolled from a natural high-purity mugwort herb. Mugwort gets its name from the Greek goddess Artemis, a patron of women and is particularly beneficial for gynecological conditions such as menstrual pain, fertility, preconception and labour preparation, in addition to its success in turning breech babies.
Moxibustion is an effective treatment for maintaining general health.
Moxibustion can be used to prevent disease and strengthen the organs and immune system. It warms the meridians and expels cold and dampness within the body. It can be used to increase circulation over areas of chronic pain or muscle tension (eg. arthritis). When applied to particular acupuncture points, moxibustion can stimulate the energy flow of the body (Qi) dispelling cold and tonifying the body. From fatigue and digestive issues to relieving headaches and boosting the immune system, moxibustion will easily become your new go-to at home treatment.
In general, moxibustion is easy to use at home and will not cause side effects. Using our bloom balance moxibustion relief rituals guide - it is easy to identify the points to use.
If you have any questions, we recommend you send us an email or talk to one of our Acupuncturists.
Not even a little bit! You will instantly feel a warming sensation. Take care to keep the stick far enough away from the skin to prevent burns.
We wish there was a simple answer to this! Different people will observe results at varying times. This depends on their constitution and their condition. Generally, moxibustion is a gradual self care ritual which builds as a time progresses. As above, many people report experiencing a relief in tension and pain, more energy, less digestive concerns, detoxification and increased metabolism.
Evidence suggests that using moxibustion for breech baby presentation is highly effective and safe. We suggest you keep your health care provider in the loop in the case something doesn’t feel quite right.
Each ritual has it’s own frequency and duration suggestion. Follow our relief ritual manual for more specific instructions.
Our bloom balance moxa sticks are smokeless and provide minimal odor. However, some individuals often report a slight herbal smell. If the smell becomes overpowering, feel free to open a window for extra ventilation.
Nope! Our moxa sticks are smokeless and will not trigger your smoke alarm.
*Note please ensure the moxa stick is completely extinguished in a fire-proof dedicated container. Do not leave a moxa stick unattended.
We currently ship to addresses in Canada and the USA.
All orders of $40+ ship free! A shipping fee of $7 applies to all orders under $40.
For orders to Canada and the US, the average standard shipping time is between 4-10 days. Please note that due to COVID-19, shipping may be a little delayed.