Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the ear is a microsystem of the body.

The ear massage performed during the session is very therapeutic. It enhances the body’s immune system, minimizing feelings of tension or stress and promoting relaxation. Ear massage releases endorphins in the body which generates positive emotions.

When an auricular acupuncture point on the ear is “active” it exhibits increased tenderness when stimulated and higher electrical conductivity. This indicates pathology in the corresponding body tissue or function which makes auricular acupuncture useful in assessing ailments. The texture, colour, skin changes, veins, etc of different areas of the ear can indicate the patient’s state of health. The ear map is in a shape of an inverted fetus with all the fine details of the anatomical, physiological and emotional body represented. 

Ear acupuncture is proven to be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, from headaches and allergies to addictions and pain disorders. Treatment is performed by needling the respective points on the ear and, if necessary, also on the body. 

Small ‘beads’ or ear seeds are often placed with adhesive plaster for longer lasting stimulation and continuous self-care.

Following the treatment, some patients experience an immediate relieve, others report feeling as if they are walking on air after the treatment and almost all feel very relaxed.

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