Viewers share mixed views about using ear seeds to combat migrai - KCTV5

Viewers share mixed views about using ear seeds to combat migraines

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Some people are intrigued, others are skeptical and others say they have already tried using ear seeds. (KCTV5) Some people are intrigued, others are skeptical and others say they have already tried using ear seeds. (KCTV5)
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KCTV5 News aired a story on Monday about how migraine sufferers are turning to an ancient healing art called “ear seeds,” for pain relief.

The story was posted on Facebook and has been shared over 200 times and commented on 100 times.

Some people are intrigued, others are skeptical and others say they have already tried using ear seeds.

Dr. Anna Esparham is a Pediatrician, Integrative Physician and an Acupuncturist at the University of Kansas Hospital. She's been applying ear seeds to her patients for decades but she says the process is probably thousands of years old.

One of Esparham’s patients recently used the seeds and say they work like a charm.

Here is what some people on Facebook said about the ancient healing seeds:

Don’t give the crackpot medicine a platform,” Dennis Grover said.

“Not everyone wants to pop a pill and sometimes modern medicine doesn’t work,” Kristine Hanks said. “It’s best to have an open mind.”

One viewer, Haley Crosser, says she has used ear seeds.

"My acupuncturist uses them on my left ear and they worked," she said.

The same goes for Christina West O’Shia, who says they work wonders for her.

But they don’t work wonders according to Amy Luetjen Sullivan, who says she’s tired the ear seeds and says they have never worked.

Another woman agreed and said the seeds didn’t work for her either and that she believes in “real medicine.”

And then there’s Katie Cunningham, who says ear seeds creep her out.

Regardless of what people think about ear seeds or KCTV5’s story, there are several people who say they work, including the woman interviewed in the story and a doctor who has been applying them for 20 years.

For anyone who does decide to try the ear seeds, under the care of a doctor, and they work, please let KCTV5 know by commenting on our Facebook page.

Original Story: Ancient healing art could be key to migraine relief

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