What is auriculotherapy?
Auriculotherapy is a non-invasive form of electrical stimulation to the external ear for the relief of pain and addictive behaviors. While the original basis for auriculotherapy is in ancient Chinese acupuncture, the late Dr. Paul Nogier developed the current methods in France utilizing painless stimulation without needles.
Auriculotherapy has been in use since the 1950s and is currently used in many different types of healthcare practices worldwide including chiropractors, medical doctors, dentists, and major healthcare centers such as the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Auriculotherapy is used widely for pain control and addictions of all kinds. It has also been clinically proven to help with stress and anxiety, depression, allergies, PMS, vision problems, and so much more. Many health conditions can be treated with Auricular Medicine as a main form or supplementary form of treatment.
Auriculotherapy helps those who have addiction issues, psychological stress, mental disorders and chronic pain.
How does it work?
How does auriculotherapy affect pain?
The ear is like a keyboard to the brain.
When the reflex point is stimulated, it acts as a kind of trigger, setting off a pain-reducing process affecting the corresponding part of the body. Thus, it creates ease in the body.
Auriculotherapy can help with…
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What is the connection between addictions and your ear?
This connection has to do with the flow of neurotransmitters, or chemicals, leaving your brain. In order for you to feel good, these neurotransmitters must be released in the correct sequence, like falling dominoes.
If the sequence is interrupted, your overall feeling of well-being diminishes, which may cause you to seek mood-altering substances or activities. The release of these neurotransmitters can be ‘re-calibrated’ via the stimulation of specific points in the ear. This results in a greater feeling of well-being, relaxation, and reduced cravings and/or sense of withdrawal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does auriculotherapy hurt?
No. The majority of clients report that the treatment is painless.
How long does the procedure take?
Your initial consultation usually takes less than one hour. Any follow-up visits will generally take 15 minutes.
How often will I need a treatment?
While pain can usually be eliminated in 1 to 3 visits, addictions such as nicotine, alcohol, drugs, and food may take longer depending on the motivation of the client and the extent of their addiction.