is a technique of using points on the skin of the auricle (external ear) to diagnose and treat pain and medical conditions of the body. Also referred to as Auricular Medicine, practitioners all over the world use this therapy to treat pain, addictions, and internal disorders with excellent results. Whether used in conjunction with another treatment or by itself, auriculotherapy is often effective when other treatments have failed. Best of all, it is safe, non-invasive, and virtually free of side effects.
How does Auriculotherapy work?
Specific points on the ear have been mapped for the treatment of specific problems. These points, when stimulated, often have positive effects on the target area of the body. The exact mechanism by which points on the ear affect other parts of the body is the subject of ongoing research, and several theories are currently under investigation.
What can Auriculotherapy treat?
Auriculotherapy is most used for pain control, addictions and cravings, weight loss, and help with mental or emotional problems. Points and protocols exist for the treatment of many internal disorders as well. Because Auriculotherapy can address any part of the body, nearly any problem can be treated by Auriculotherapy as a primary or complimentary form of care.
Is it painful?
Auriculotherapy is generally very comfortable. If your practitioner uses electrical stimulation, you may feel a mild electrical sensation. Other forms of treatment, like laser, may not produce any sensation at all.