Our ears are a reflections of our Kidneys, they are shaped like kidneys. Our kidneys are said to be our seeds of life. Our constitutional Qi (Yuan Qi) resides in the Kidney. If we were plants, you would plant a couple of kidneys and 9 months later a baby would sprout. The ear has the shape of an upside down fetus. In auricular acupuncture – ear acupuncture, you acupuncturist can locate all parts of your body. The ear is very sensitive and receptive to stimulation, including pressure. For those who dislike needles, some children for instance, ear acupressure is super effective!