Auriculotherapy (also ear reflexology, auricular therapy, ear acupuncture, and auriculo-acupuncture) is a complementary medicine method based on the theory that the ear is a micro system reflecting the whole body. In this method, conditions affecting the patient's physical, mental or emotional wellbeing are being addressed by the stimulation of the surface of the ear.
Auriculotherapy was proposed in the “Treatise of Auriculotherapy” (1957), by the neurologist Paul Nogier. Following success in treating patients with various health conditions, further development of the method was backed by clinical trials, based on a phrenological method of projection of a fetal Homunculus onto the ear.
WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
Chronic Pain | Migraines | Hormonal Balance | Digestive Health | Allergies & Food Sensitivities | Respiratory System: Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis | Lymphatic Drainage | Cardiovascular Circulation | Skin Conditions | Joins & Muscle Health | Women's Health | Chronic Fatigue | Weight Loss | Sleep Patterns | Stress | Emotional Wellbeing
WHAT TO EXPECT
Practically, auriculotherapy is stimulation of the auricle of the external ear by the insertion of acupuncture needles, or/ and manual pressure, magnets or ear pellets. This treatment is often combined with general acupuncture, massage, heat therapy, cupping, reflexology, and qualified nutritional/ lifestyle advice.
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