Earrings actually have a very beneficial function. Wearing earrings has an acupuncture-effect on the body. In ancient China, earrings developed for health purposes rather than female embellishment purposes, stemming from the result of acupuncture of the ear. The father of Western medicine, Hippocrates, wrote about ear piercing and earring wearing around 470 B.C. as a remedy and treatment for menstrual problems. Ancient people treated diseases of feminine organs via earrings in the left ear and diseases of the male organs via the right ear.It is very useful as a means of natural healing. Many healers promote the wearing of magnetic earrings for women who are challenged with obesity, particularly. Why? Because there is a point on the ear known as the Hunger Point, and this vital point can be worked to help a woman if she wishes to change her diet for weight loss purposes.