TRC #635: Ear Seeding + The Oldest Profession?

Cristina gives us an earful about a wellness trend that suggests placing a small seed or bead on the cartilage of your outer ear provides multiple health benefits. Adam looks back in history to corroborate whether sex work really is the so-called ‘oldest profession’.

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Ear Seeding

Acupuncture

Acupuncture Point Shenmen “Spirit Gate”

Auriculotherapy

Auriculotherapy: A Skeptical Look

Bad Science Lends a Friendly Ear to Ear Seeds

Do Acupuncture Points Exist? Can Acupuncturists Find Them?

Ear Seeding – How To Use Ear Seeds, How They Work, Where To Buy

Ear Seeds for Easy, At-Home Acupressure

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Podcasts – Jonathan Jarry

Quackwatch

Sham Control Methods Used in Ear-Acupuncture/Ear-Acupressure Randomized Controlled Trials: A Systematic Review

Stephen Barrett

What are Ear Seeds? Experts Weigh in on Ear Seeding Wellness Trend

Ottawa Skeptics – 10 Questions For Stephen Barrett 


The Oldest Profession?

Oldest profession (phrase) – Wikipedia

8 Oldest Professions in the World – Oldest.org

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