Principles of Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture is, simply put, applying acupuncture to only the ears of a person. The outer ear corresponds to the entire human body, and can be used to treat ailments and health problems such as stress, insomnia, chronic pain, stomach trouble, and allergic reactions.

According to auricular acupuncture practitioners, there are points in your ear that connect to each major organ. By stimulating these points, the acupuncture needle sends electrical impulse messages to the brain, which are then thought to stimulate other areas of the body. In this way, auricular acupuncture can relieve pain in the joints and muscles, stimulate the organs and the brain itself, and achieve a number of other therapeutic effects.

Auricular acupuncture is thought to be effective in treating mental/emotional disturbances including anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It is also used to treat physical pain such as back pain, migraine, headaches, arthritis, and sciatic pain. Through the  stimulation of corresponding points in the brain and body, auricular acupuncture can also be used as a therapy to treat digestive problems such as colitis and indigestion, as well as respiratory and sinus problems like asthma, allergies, hay fever and sinusitis. Auricular acupuncture may also be used to treat obesity, pre-menstrual syndrome, and addiction to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.

If you’re interested in receiving auricular acupuncture from one of our trained specialists, call us today at 619-800-7000.