Penelope Cruz became the cynosure of all eyes during the Jan. 10 premiere of "Venuto Al Mondo" in Madrid, but this time it was her ear that hogged the spotlight.
Acupuncture beads were spotted on Penelpe Cruz's ear and speculations are on that she may be giving auriculotherapy a shot, to reduce stress and bring harmony to her life.
She was seen sporting a row of tiny gold acupuncture beads in her ear cartilage which has piqued the interest levels as to what she could be using them for.
Ear acupuncture or auriculotherapy, is used to bring relief to a range of health conditions like stress, addictions, digestive problems and anxiety.
"Those points can be used for a variety of purposes. The one that's in the upper ear, high up there, looks to be a commonly used point called Shen Men. That's one of the points we use as a general rebalancing, or just a general feel-good like when you exercise at the gym. It can also be used as a detox treatment or for someone who's trying to quit smoking", a leading expert in this field said.
No surprise if gold beads in the ear cartilage becomes the next hot fashion trend!