Auriculotherapy is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem, which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.
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 of Auriculotherapy is in ancient Chinese Acupuncture, the late Dr.Paul Nogier developed the current methods in France utilizing painless stimulation without needles.
In the 1950's He began to notice that several of his patients had an unusual scar on a specific area of the ear. The patients informed him that the scar was a treat for sciatica, which had given them relief within hours or minutes of treatment. After studying this phenomena and doing some research, he began mapping other reflex areas in the external ear relating other disorders and complaints. This was the basis for his diligent work to advance this technique to what we know today.
Auriculotherapy can be effective for many conditions. Some of these include: back pain, headaches, Shoulder Pain, Arthritis pain, Fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, TMJD, Dizziness, Vertigo, Insomnia, ADD, ADHD, Shingles, Tinnitus, Neuro-sensory deafness, Addictions for nicotine and drugs, PTSD, Appetite Control plus very Effective for many other difficult Patient Complaints.
Auricular Acupuncture has proved effective for the treatment of chronic pain, narcotic withdrawal, smoking, weight control, and hearing loss. Detection of clinical problems by auricular diagnosis has been reported for musculoskeletal pain and coronary disorders. A theoretical basis for these clinical finding has been provided by recent physiological investigations demonstrating that auricular electro acupuncture leads to the release of endorphins and ACTH.(The body’s own natural brain chemicals.)