Title:
Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This invention is about wearing earring that stimulates the acupoints of the ear and provides easy wearing with beautiful feature. In detail, it is consisted of a pair of parts formed to press a specific part of the ear; a connecting part that links above-mentioned parts together; a decoration for the surfaces of a pair of above-mentioned parts or connecting part; a stimulating protrusion part combined with at least a part of above-mentioned pairs to stimulate acupoints.



Inventors:
Oh, Kyung Ja (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Application Number:
12/221291
Publication Date:
09/24/2009
Filing Date:
08/01/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
63/12, 63/14.5, 606/204
International Classes:
A44C7/00
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Primary Examiner:
TROY, ABIGAIL E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KYUNG JA OH (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. As to Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture a pair of parts formed to press a specific part of the ear; a connecting part that links above-mentioned parts together; a decoration for the surfaces of a pair of above-mentioned parts or connecting part; a stimulating protrusion part combined with at least a part of above-mentioned pairs to stimulate acupoints.

2. In claim 1, Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture which part forms each combining groove at the upper and lower parts and combined protrusions form a supporting part to combine it. And the supporting part is adjustable in the status of insertion, the outer part is decorated, and at least one inner part is formed with protrusions.

3. In claim 2, Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture which part or supporting part is formed with a type of circle, semicircle, straight, rectangle, or triangle in order to stimulate inner acupoints of the ear.

4. In claim 2, Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture which part or supporting part is formed with protrusions at the upper or lower part including inside.

5. In claim 1, Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture which forms combining groove at the end of both linking parts and combining protrusion to insert into the combining groove, and the part is adjustable left and right direction in the state of insertion.

6. In claim 1, Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture which rear linking part is incised to combine a spring or built-in hinge and the power of restitution from the spring enables the pair of parts to be close adhesion.

7. In claim 6, Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture which the distance control bolt penetrating the incised part is formed to control the elasticity of the spring by adjusting distance of the incised part.

8. In claim 1, Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture which the linking part is rotatable by hinge combination and the pair of parts is attached closely by the elasticity of the spring. At the opposite part of the hinge, a pressing part is formed to open the pair of parts by hand.

9. In claim 1, Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture which the elastic part is formed to make the pair of parts to be close adhesive by own elasticity in the status of linking.

10. In claim 1 or 9, Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture which the magnetic is formed at least in one inside part of the pair of parts or supporting part for adhesion.

Description:

FIELD OF INVENTION

This invention is about the earring which stimulates acupoints of the ear like ear acupuncture and provides easy wearing with fashionable feature.

BACKGROUND OF INVENTION

Generally, auricular acupuncture is a kind of acupuncture treatment based on ancient oriental medicine and it is a well-known fact that it has been widely used to treat many kinds of diseases and developed as professional medicine. Throughout history, it has been popular that women have used earrings piercing holes in the lobe as a decoration of beauty, and it has been also proved to be effective to treat various diseases as a kind of ear acupuncture. Besides, folk remedies such as treating conjunctivitis by applying acupuncture in the lobe and treating the sore throat by applying acupuncture in the back of the ear have been handed down.

Modern auricular acupuncture was developed by French doctor Nogier. He got a hint from the fact that the pain of waist and leg was treated by burning the ear and after successful clinical results, he reported it to the International Acupuncture Association held in Marseille of French in 1956. He viewed the ear as resembling an upside down fetus with all the body parts proportionately arranged in and on the ear. Dr. Nogier noticed that there was a distinct change in the amplitude and dimension of the pulse when certain points on the auricle were stimulated. And he systematized and studied the distribution and precise location of acupoints of the ear. Modern auricular therapy is used to reduce pain and has shown effective treatment of the nervous system, the endocrine system, and even it is used for anesthesia. Recently, ear acupuncture is being used for quitting smoking.

Like this, ear acupuncture starts with the principle that our whole body is reflected by the ear. That is, every part of the ear reflects whole body: earlobe to head, cartilage to spine, upper part of the auricle to leg, arm, wrist, and inner part of the ear reflects the five viscera and the six entrails. The core of ear acupuncture is that every responding point of the ear corresponds to human organs. The ear has about 270 acupoints and almost 150 of them are being used clinically. And 95 standard acupoints are used worldwide and anybody can use simple ear acupuncture for treatment when they learn the diagnostic skill of these 95 acupoints.

Ear acupuncture is a method of treatment and prevention by using the acupoints of the ear and it has a long history of use in China. It is also recorded in the most famous ancient Chinese medical textbooks, “The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine.” And in the Ming-dynasty, the auriculotherapy maps were made and used for diagnosis and treatment. Since the establishment of People's Republic of China, ear acupuncture had made remarkable progress until the assignment of “The International Standardization of Ear Acupuncture Proposal” by WHO in 1980s, and basic contents were passed in 1987 to complete the standardization of ear acupuncture. Among the treatments of ear acupuncture of using the acupoints of the ear, there are direct acupuncture treatment, magnetic treatment, phlebotomy treatment, massage treatment, and pressure treatment. Direct acupuncture treatment and phlebotomy treatment are mostly used.

For the direct acupuncture treatment, as illustrated in picture1, a T-shape apparatus with a sticker (1) and a little needle (3) to attach to the acupoints of the ear is provided, and this apparatus is widely used because of easy use. However, this direct acupuncture treatment using this apparatus can cause pain and wound because a sharp needle is pricked and also cause inflammations when the wounded part is exposed. Furthermore, a few apparatus must be used when acupoints are together because the number of needle is limited to one for an apparatus, and it is hard to attach and bad looking. Besides, pressuring the ear is totally dependent on the adhesive power of a sticker and the pressuring power diminishes as times go by. And it is not reusable once used. This T-shape apparatus for direct acupuncture treatment has various problems because of using the sticker method.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is for existing apparatus.

FIG. 2 is for the invention of ‘Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture’.

FIG. 3 is for the explanation of drawing 2.

FIG. 4 is for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 5 is for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 6 is for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 7 is for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 8 is for the disassembled plan of drawing 7.

FIG. 9 is for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 10 is for the rear plan of drawing 9.

FIG. 11 is for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 12 is for wearing status of the application of this invention.

FIG. 13 is for different wearing status of the application of this invention.

FIG. 14 is for arrangement plan for the parts of the ear.

FIG. 15 is for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 16 for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 17 for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 18 for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 19 for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 20 for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 21 for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 22 for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 23 for an example of different application of this invention.

FIG. 24 for an example of different application of this invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this invention of stimulating earring is to stimulate the acupoints of the ear along with beauty and easy use. This stimulating earring is adjustable to be used for various types of the ear and enables it to stimulate precise spots of the ear.

This invention is about wearing earring that stimulates the acupoints of the ear and provides easy wearing with beautiful feature. In detail, it is consisted of a pair of parts formed to press a specific part of the ear; a connecting part that links above-mentioned parts together; a decoration for the surfaces of a pair of above-mentioned parts or connecting part; a stimulating protrusion part combined with at least a part of above-mentioned pairs to stimulate acupoints. This part forms each combining groove at the upper and lower parts and combined protrusions form a supporting part to combine it. And the supporting part is adjustable in the status of insertion, the outer part is decorated, and at least one inner part is formed with protrusions.

This part or supporting part is formed with a type of circle, semicircle, straight, rectangle, or triangle in order to stimulate inner acupoints of the ear. And the part or supporting part is formed with protrusions at the upper or lower part including inside. At the end of linking part forms each combining groove to link to form protrusions, and this part is adjustable to use. This linking part is incised to combine a spring and the power of restitution from the spring enables the pair of parts to be close adhesion. And the distance control bolt penetrating the incised part is formed to control the elasticity of the spring by adjusting distance of the incised part. And the linking part is rotatable by hinge combination and the pair of parts is attached closely by the elasticity of the spring. At the opposite part of the hinge, a pressing part is formed to open the pair of parts by hand. The elastic part is formed to make the pair of parts to be close adhesive by own elasticity in the status of linking. And the magnetic is formed at least in one inside part for adhesion.

This invention of stimulating earring is easy to use with a beautiful look and it is useful and effective not only for various treatments but for decoration. Furthermore, this invention is adjustable for various types of the ear and it is very convenient and useful because it can stimulate specific spots with precision.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

A concrete example of this invention according to the attached drawings will be explained.

FIG. 2 is for ‘Earring for stimulating spots on the body suitable for acupuncture, FIG. 3 is for the explanation of FIG. 2, FIG. 4 is an example of different application of this invention, FIG. 5 is an example of different application of this invention, FIG. 6 is an example of different application, FIG. 7 is an example of different application, drawing 8 is disassembled plan of FIG. 7, FIG. 9 is an example of different application of this invention, FIG. 10 is rear plan of FIG. 9, FIG. 11 is an example of different application of this invention, FIG. 12 is wearing status of the application of this invention, FIG. 13 is different wearing status of the application of this invention, FIG. 14 is arrangement plan for the parts of the ear. FIG. 15 is through FIG. 24 are examples of different application of this invention.

This invention of stimulating earring is as illustrated in FIGS. 2 and 24, consisted of a pair of parts 100 formed to press a specific part of the ear; a connecting part 200 that links above-mentioned parts together; a decoration for the surfaces of a pair of above-mentioned parts 300 or connecting part; a stimulating protrusion part 400 combined with at least a part of above-mentioned pairs to stimulate acupoints. The decoration part 300 includes cubic, minerals, glass, acryl, and jewelry. Stimulating protrusions 400 are formed with the pointed needle shape or round pressure shape and the number can be one or more according to necessity. Therefore, this earring can be used by pressuring the ear after opening the linking part 200, decoration part at the pair parts 100 and linking part 200 is used for decoration 300, and stimulating protrusion part 400 stimulates every acupoints of the ear.

For the application example of FIG. 2, 8 and also explained in FIGS. 14 and 17, it is designed to wear in the status of stimulating thirst, hunger, endocrine, FIGS. 9 and 11 show, as seen as in FIGS. 14 and 17, it is designed to wear in the status of stimulating neurogate or cymba concha 7 of triangular fossa 6, or stomach, trachea, liver of cavum concha 8. Of course, this application can be used in various ways within the scope of this invention.

Examining more technical examples as each drawing illustrates, this part 100 forms each combining groove 140 at the upper and lower parts and combined protrusions 180 form a supporting part 160 to combine it. And the supporting part is adjustable in the status of insertion. That is, this supporting part can come out easily from inside the combining groove and more wide range of acupoints can be stimulated. And the part 100, as illustrated in FIGS. 9 and 11, can be used solely without using the supporting part 160. And it is desirable to form combining groove at the part 100 and combining protrusions 180 at the supporting part 160.

Decoration is formed at outside of supporting part 160 as well as the part 100, and stimulating protrusion is formed in at least one inside of the opposite of supporting part. The location of the stimulating protrusion 400 is formed at the opposite side to stimulate the back of the ear. Not only the part 100 but the supporting part 160 is formed with the shape of circle, semicircle, straight, rectangle, and triangle to stimulate the endocrine spots of the ear, or the shape of heart and cross which are generally used for jewelry is possible.

And the part 100 and the supporting part, as illustrated in FIG. 5, the stimulating protrusion is formed in inside the upper or lower part to stimulate various parts of the ear easily. Of course, it is possible not to form the stimulating protrusion inside the part 100 and supporting part 160. Besides, the combining groove is formed at the end of linking part 200, and the combining protrusion 120 is formed to insert into the combining groove 220 to adjust distance. And the part 100 is designed to come out easily from the combining groove to stimulate various acupoints in a wider range.

The linking part 200, as illustrated in FIGS. 3, 9, and 11, is incised to combine a spring 200a and the power of restitution from the spring enables the pair of parts to be close adhesion. And the distance control bolt penetrating the incised part is formed to control the elasticity of the spring by adjusting distance of the incised part. And the linking part is rotatable by hinge combination and the pair of parts is attached closely by the elasticity of the spring.

As illustrated in FIG. 11, the linking part 200 can be formed with the shape of “U”, “C”, semicircle, and semi-oval, and it has flexibility to fit every shape of the ear.

Another application example is that a spring can be inserted into the linking part to push the linking groove inside, and it is installed at acupoints to press them.

In addition, the linking part 200 is rotatable by hinge 240 combination and the pair of parts is attached closely by the elasticity of the spring 260. And the hinge, as illustrated in FIGS. 6 and 8, is made of metal or precious metal to form mutual combination. And the linking part, as illustrated in FIGS. 6 and 8, can be extended to the opposite part of the hinge, and a pressing part 280 is formed to open the pair of parts by hand.

Another application example of the linking part, as illustrated in FIG. 4, the elastic part is formed to make the pair of parts 100 adhesive closely by own elasticity. And the magnetic 500 is formed at least in one inside part for adhesion. That is, by this magnetic, the adhesive power between both parts 100 and supporting part can be improved and general treatment by using magnetic is possible. And it is natural that the opposite magnetic such as metal is formed at the opposite side. Especially, above-mentioned magnetic protrusion 400 can be close adhesive reflecting to the magnetic 500.

Therefore, according to the structure of this invention, it has a beautiful look and easy to use, and as illustrated in FIGS. 12 and 13, it is designed to stimulate the acupoints of the ear. It is effective not only for decoration but for treatment, and furthermore, it is possible to adjust distance to apply various types of the ear and it is more convenient because it can stimulate precise spots.

For quitting smoking, thirst, hunger, endocrine, neurogate, trachea can be stimulated, for stopping drinking, thirst, hunger, endocrine, neurogate, liver, stomach can be stimulated, and for weight control, thirst, hunger, endocrine, neurogate, stomach can be stimulated easily for treatment.

For instance, obesity can be treated by stimulating the acupoints of the ear that can result in controlling appetite and feeling satisfied. At this time, acupuncture points can be changed according to the endocrine, stress, and gastroenteric disorder, and acupuncture for suppressing appetite is at hunger, neurogate, stomach, endocrine. The light press 1˜2 times a week is all right whenever one feels appetite. It is effective after a certain time when the stimulus is given to the responding parts of the ear which are connected to major internal organs. At this time, the sensory and blood part of the ear respond to activate the cerebral cortex, and it causes suppressing appetite and the diuretic effect. This controls appetite and is effective in sedation and diuresis to reduce the consumption of calories, improve metabolism of sodium, and delay the speed of digestion. Therefore, it is useful to lose about 2 kg of weight a month as a supporting method of treating obesity.

FIG. 15 thru 20 are as different applications of this invention with magnetic. FIG. 21 thru 24 are as a different diet earring applications of this invention.

Besides these application examples of this invention, those who have basic knowledge about this field can apply this invention to various kinds of treatment. Therefore, actual technical protection scope of this invention must be decided according to attached technical claims.