Auricular Therapy is also known as auriculotherapy. Auricular therapy has been dated back from internal medicine in the Yellow Emperor’s Classical guide. It is a compilation of acupuncture techniques and methods that was practice in early 500 BC. Auricular acupuncture practiced on the external ear has been adopted in ancient time for relief of certain medical disorders and other misalignment inside of the body. A few studies has been conducted with Auricular therapy in France during the 1950’s. Traditional Oriental Medicine (TCM) back in ancient China has a certain array of acupoints on the auricle for balancing a few health issues and with the combination of both findings, Auricular therapy can now relieve many health problems today. In the West, the earliest attributing to Auricular therapy was referred to medical records from Egypt, Greece and Rome. There where many studies of auricular treatments preformed in records during those times. In modern time, with the use of the reflex system on certain ear points, clinical practitioners can help many patients with more health problems than ever before.
Auricular therapy sometime attached to the word micro-system. Just what is this micro-system? The external of the ear is like a micro-system of the entire body. The auricle of nerves serve as the micro-reflex of the one’s body. Many of the meridian or channels that travels thru macro acupuncture and to the nervous system is connected to the reflex pathways that inter-relate corresponding the whole body. The concept is very similar to the popular foot reflexology or hand reflexology system.
Health conditions that Auricular therapy can helped by this method: Weight loss, Smoking Cessation, Stress Management, Insomnia, Hypertension, Depression, Irregular Menstrual, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Lower Back Pain, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Migraine, Hot Flashes, Peripheral Neuropathy, Allergies, Reductions of Physical Pain, Fatigue, and Detoxification.
Benefits of Auricular therapy last can ranges quite varied depending on the condition and how chronic it is. Example, Patient who suffering chronic pain will notice reduction of their complaint on the first two sessions. With each repeat session, the degree of pain will decease over each treatments. Patient with smoking cessation or drug detoxification treatment can expect to find benefits within several weeks after two to three treatments. Each treatment session is approximately 20-30 minutes. Contraindications for Auriculotherapy: Women who are pregnant and patients with cardiac pace maker.
Auriculotherapy is conducted by certified licensed practitioners such as Acupuncturists, Osteopathic doctors, Physical Therapists, Psychotherapists, Reflexology therapists, to just name a few.