What is Auriculotherapy?
Auriculotherapy is a technique of using points on the skin of the auricle (external ear) to access and address pain and other conditions of the body. Also referred to as Auricular Medicine, practitioners all over the world use this therapy to address pain, addictions and internal disorders, emotional challenges with excellent results. Whether used in conjunction with another therapy or by itself, auriculotherapy is often effective when other protocols have failed. Best of all, it is safe, non-invasive, and has little to no side effects.
How does Auriculotherapy work?
Specific points on the ear have been mapped for therapy 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 should I prepare for?
Your practitioner will usually begin by inspecting certain points that may be related to your problem on one or both of your ears. The ears may be checked by visual inspection, palpation, or electrical testing. When therapeutically active points are located, they will be addressed with one of several possible healing methods, including electrical or laser stimulation, pressure, taping of a tack or seed to the skin, or insertion of very small acupuncture needles.
What can Auriculotherapy address?
Auriculotherapy is most commonly used for pain control, addictions, cravings, weight loss, and help with mental or emotional problems. Points and protocols exist for the improvement 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 complementary 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 this modality, like a laser, may not produce any sensation at all.
How quickly can I expect relief?
Auriculotherapy often produces very rapid effects. Some protocols take effect immediately, while others are cumulative in nature, and become increasingly effective with more sessions.
Why does my practitioner use Auriculotherapy?
Used by itself or in conjunction with other forms of therapy, Auriculotherapy is a very safe and often effective form of treatment. Side effects are extremely low because, as a natural form of treatment, Auriculotherapy does not involve drugs or surgery. Your practitioner’s choice to use Auriculotherapy for your condition is evidence of a commitment to provide the best possible healing in the form of safe, natural therapy.