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Ear Piercings as Acupuncture Therapy

I recently read an article about using ear piercings as acupuncture therapy.  Did you know that the ear harbours around 300 acupressure points that are all connected to an organ or specific emotional expression? That means most piercings are located in places that correlate to acupuncture points on the body’s meridians of energy. Much like the foot in reflexology, some acupuncturists use the ear as a road map for the rest of the body and activate these points to remedy specific imbalances throughout the body. As with both acupuncture and auriculotherapy, a piercing can be placed in a specific spot to stimulate the reflex points in that area. Doing this can improve the flow of energy within the body, which can help alleviate a...

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A guide to skin friendly jewellery...

Have you ever had an allergic reaction to your jewellery?.. It's a well know fact that the metal contained in your jewellery can cause some annoying allergy symptoms to those that have a sensitivity to it. Those that do experience a reaction should transition to metals that are hypoallergenic. Symptoms of jewellery allergic reactions... itching redness tenderness swelling warmth to the exposed area in more severe cases dry patches and blisters Common metals to avoid if you have sensitive skin.. Nickel & Stainless Steel Nickel is the number one allergy internationally and is the most widely used alloy on the planet. Stainless steel contains trace amounts of nickel and iron and therefore may cause a reaction to those with hypersensitive...

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How to clean your earrings.

Soak in hot soapy water for a few minutes... The hot water will kill germs and loosen dirt from the surface of the earrings. Carefully rub with a soft cloth to restore shine... A soft cloth won't scratch the metal and will gently remove the tarnish. Other ways to take care of your sterling silver jewellery... Wearing your silver jewellery regularly can help to slow down the process of tarnishing as the metal moving against your skin and itself will help to keep it clean. t's also important to keep pieces out of flowing air and humidity when not being worn. In particular it's not a good idea to store your jewellery in your bathroom. Aside from the potential risk...

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Three mistakes that can ruin your jewellery.

Putting jewellery on first ... Jewellery should be put on after applying skin care, make-up and perfume. The ingredients in beauty products can lead to tarnishing and discolouration. One of the most common causes of broken earrings is snags on clothing . Getting dressed after you put on your jewellery can lead to accidental breakages. Jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. Incorrectly cleaning jewellery ... Some cleaning methods can potentially damage your jewellery, in particular, not making sure the item is completely dry after cleaning can cause water stains and corrosion. Not wearing jewellery enough ... If stored properly your jewellery should be safe, but certain metals, like sterling silver,...

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How to look after your jewellery during the summer months.

Did you know that sunshine or a trip to the beach can cause damage to your jewellery? We’ve put together a quick guide to taking care of your jewellery during the hotter months. Your jewellery is the perfect accessory for your summer outfit.  The sparkling sunshine reflecting beautifully on the shiny metals and gems.  Accentuating your tan and beachy waves.  But did you know that the sun, seawater, sun cream, sweat and chlorine in the water can cause damage to your jewellery and leave it looking so dull? Jewellery responds to what it is exposed to, including perfume and body oils.  Silver jewellery in particular can become matt and lose its natural shine. We’ve put together a few tips to...

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