Auricular Therapy, also known as Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of points of the external ear. While originally based upon the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture, the correspondence of specific parts of the body to specific parts of the ear was first developed in modern France. While acupuncture works on the body through the nervous system Auricular works on the brain. The brain is the most powerful organ in the body. So, neuropathways still exist that can cause disease process symptoms to occur. Auricular helps to rewire those neuropathways and support the brain in the healing process.
History of Auricular Therapy
Auriculotherapy can be traced back 2,500 years in Chinese culture. But, Auriculotherapy did not meet the modern world until the 1950s. A French physician named Dr. Paul Nogier brought it to the forefront. That was able to map out the brain with stimulation points of the ear. His protocols have since been implemented in modern Auricular. Even today point stimulation of the ear for PTSD patients is being trained for first responders to use.
Addiction and Drug Detoxification – Smoking, Food, Alcohol, and more
Acute and Chronic Pain
Lung and Respiratory
Kidney and Urinary
Glandular and Sexual Dysfunctions
And many more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt? – Points can be sensitive at times, but overall, just a little sore. Communicate such discomforts to the practitioner.
What type of Auricular? – We use laser and electrical stimulation for patients. Different protocols call for different types of lasers or frequency of the electrical stimulation.