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| December 2, 2020 1:00 AM

Auriculotherapy is an acupuncture technique using points on the skin of the ear to diagnose and treat many types of pain and conditions of the body. This form of acupuncture is best known for treating pain and addictions, but it also is very effective with other types of disorders. The ear is a microsystem which represents the entire body, so it is possible to effect changes throughout the body by using just the ear.

Auriculotherapy works by selecting specific points on the ear which have been mapped for the treatment of specific problems. Pathological ear points are more tender and have higher levels of skin conductance than other areas of the ear. These points, when stimulated, have positive effects on the target area of the body. There are more than 200 acupuncture points on the ear that correspond to specific conditions and/or body areas.

Treatment starts with an inspection of certain points that may be related to your problem on one or both of your ears. The ears are checked by visual inspection, palpation and electrical testing. When therapeutically active points are located, they will be treated with one of several possible treatment methods, including electrical or laser stimulation, pressure, taping of a tack or seed to the skin, or insertion of very small acupuncture needles. One of the benefits of electro-stimulation for treatment is that most points only take 15 seconds to treat, and it is painless. This makes it a great option for children and those who are fearful of needles. Needles are retained for about 20 minutes.

Since Auriculotherapy can address any part of the body, it is a simple and painless way to address many conditions. The top ten conditions treated are: acid reflux, anxiety, back pain, depression, diabetes, emphysema, headaches, hypertension, hypothyroidism and insomnia. Depending on the condition, this treatment can be used as either a primary or complementary form of care.

The benefits of auriculotherapy versus traditional acupuncture are the sessions are generally shorter, usually less expensive, and they can be performed without having to remove any clothing. It is also easier for those who have difficulties getting on and off a therapy table since the treatment is generally performed while seated in a chair.

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