of dragon's den An entrepreneur whose story was canceled over product safety issues has released an update in the wake of the controversy.
The 31-year-old appeared on the BBC show asking for £50,000 for a 10% stake in her business, Acu Seeds.
The DIY kit can be done at home, costs just £3 to make, and is on sale for a hefty £30.
While her 18-month run in business impressed the panel, Ms Boxer revealed that she had been diagnosed with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
Although anyone can get this incurable disease, it is most common in women and usually occurs between the ages of mid-20s and mid-40s.
After working in an office and leading a busy social life, Boxer says she can no longer walk for more than five minutes. That began her “personal healing journey.”
She explained: “Ear seeds are an ancient Chinese medicine tool, based on the principles of acupuncture, but without needles.
“They are small beads that stick to your ear and apply pressure to the nerve endings. They relax your nervous system, release endorphins, and send signals to your brain and body to naturally relieve pain.”
All six Dragons made offers and history was made as this was the first time there were six panelists, and she decided to go along with Bartlett.
However, the Advertising Standards Authority had received complaints since the episode aired on January 18 due to “unproven claims” shared by the boxer on the pitch.
UK-based charity Action for ME has written an open letter to the chairs of two House of Commons select committees, describing it as “very concerned” about Boxer's product promotion. He explained that this was because it suggested that her Yearseed was “responsible for her recovery and therefore should do so.” It is considered an effective treatment. ”
A disclaimer on the Acu Seeds website states that this product is not used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
In a recent update on his Instagram page, the boxer wrote: “Wow, what a crazy four weeks since my episode of Dragon's Den aired live.[…] I had no idea what impact this episode would have on my business and I was just there for the broadcast.
“In the past four weeks, we have received nearly 30,000 orders, over 10,000 customer emails, and 50,000 new social media followers.
“I have worked closely with Stephen Bartlett to implement new processes and support us to operate at this new level. I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we grow the business.”