Auricular AcupunctureAuricular therapy is integrates Western and Chinese theories of health as balance and equilibrium.
Auricular therapy - (Ear acupuncture) - is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem, meaning that the entire body is represented on the auricle (or auricula, or pinna - the outer portion of the ear) in a similar fashion to reflexology and iridology and that the entire body can be treated by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.
The use of the ear is based on the rich and the multiple connections which it has on the central nervous system. The shape of the body is projected into the ear and every point of the body corresponds to a point of the ear. In a healthy person the link is not apparent but when there is an imbalance of the physiological equilibrium its point of projection in the ear becomes painful. The therapist then stimulates the painful points of the ear by massage or needling.
What are the benefits of Auricular?
- Activates the meridian which regulated energy flow
- Stimulates the internal organs
- Improves the circulation in general
- Aids in the flow of the lymphatic system
- Induces deep relaxation
- Stimulates the brain
- Improves the immune system as prevention measure
Auriculotherapy became popular from being used successfully to treat patients for pain control, addictions, appetite control and smoking cessation. Sometimes auricular therapy is used with other modalities such as physical therapy, is also used in conjunction with body acupuncture points or as a standalone treatment. It is a great way for those patients who have a phobia to needles to still enjoy the benefits of acupuncture care, as auricular therapy can be performed with very low current electric or laser stimulation that is rarely felt by the patient. Tweet