Auriculotherapy (aw-RIK-ulo-therapy), also called auricular therapy, is a branch
of alternative medicine that has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
It is a state-of-the-art therapy for the treatment of over 350 diseases, and is
a clinical science recognized by the World Health Organization and
approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
One of the core principles of this healing technology
is that the outer portion of the ear (i.e., the auricle) is a microsystem
that represents every part of the human body. In other words, every point
of the outer ear corresponds to, and is associated with, a specific part of the
Whereas general body acupuncture addresses health
problems by working on the energy meridians of the body, auriculotherapy is
based on nerve connections (in the human nervous system) and offers specific localized treatment
for the organs or systems involved in the health problem.
Auriculotherapy has been used successfully for ...
Auriculotherapy is thought to be
7 times more powerful than other methods used for smoking cessation;
a single auriculotherapy treatment has been shown to reduce smoking from 20
or more cigarettes a day down to 3 to 5 a day.
● Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and cold
and flu symptoms
● Weight loss
- Clinical studies showed an average of 1-2 pounds lost per week just by
applying acupressure on the Hunger Point of the outer ear.
● Pain relief (including back pain, migraines,
sciatica pain, radiating pain to arms or legs)
● Hypertension (high blood pressure) and
hypotension (low blood pressure)
loss - Auriculotherapy has been used to facilitate improvement
in memory in people with mild to severe dementia.
● Stress relief
study involving 46 cases of insomnia -- 19 male and 27 female -- was conducted
in the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing.
The test subjects were given auriculotherapy treatments. Of
the 46 cases treated, 32 cases (69.5%) were cured -- i.e., able to sleep more
than 7 hours; 13 cases (28.3%) were improved -- i.e., able to sleep 5-6 hours;
and only 1 case (2.2%) failed -- i.e., able to sleep less than 3 hours.
The success rate was 97.8%.
● Hepatitis A, B and C
● Depression, anxiety and other mental disorders
● Recovery from paralysis
A study of chronic alcoholics found that subjects who participated in a trial of
auriculotherapy had 50% less drinking episodes, and 50% less return
visits to detoxification facilities, compared with a control group.
● Diabetes, obesity and other metabolic disorders
Eye disorders, blurred vision -- and even glaucoma
● Hemorrhoids, digestion problems and constipation
response against infection
disorders such as Crohn's disease
● The correction of imbalances in the body
... and a wide
variety of health conditions originating from every
For many people, auriculotherapy is also the treatment of choice for eliminating
addictive behaviors including alcohol and drug abuse (street and recreational
drugs), attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and even
Auriculotherapy is similar to ear acupuncture but instead of using needles, a microcurrent stimulator is placed on reflex points on the outer ear. These
points then send a message to the brain based on the location of the reflex
point being treated.
There are various modes of auriculotherapy administration,
including sonopuncture (ultrasound), laser therapy, electro-acupuncture and piezo
electric acupuncture stimulator. But by far, the simplest mode of auriculotherapy administration is
acupressure (also called ear reflexology),
which utilizes finger pressure, or a narrow, blunt-tipped wand, such as the end of a match
Once you learn how to
identify the reflex points on the
outer ear that have a therapeutic effect on the body (such as
the point for Appetite Control, the Anti-Depressant
point, the Insomnia point, the Smoking Cessation
point), and discover
the simple technique for stimulating those points, you'll be able
to employ the
at home. Ear acupressure is a
method that requires the use of your fingers (or simple paraphernalia,
such as herbal beads, pellets or a blunt wand) to apply pressure
on the reflex points (also referred to as auricular points).
Although this method is very simple, it can nonetheless, help you
experience the therapeutic benefits mentioned above --
without needles, micro-current, special equipment, or a visit to a health
practitioner who specializes in auriculotherapy.
(and Little-Known Amazing Effects)
Since the outer ear is a microsystem that connects to every part of the human
body, auriculotherapy relieves a wide variety of health problems. Virtually
health conditions can be improved to some degree by stimulating the ear points.
Many practitioners of Qi Gong, an internal Chinese healing art that promotes the
circulation of qi (pronounced chee), or vital energy, within the human body, make it a
daily practice to massage their ears as a way of enhancing overall health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that pain, disease, or dysfunction is due to a
blockage of qi within the body. The
stimulation of ear acupuncture points is believed to help restore the normal flow of
qi, thereby relieving symptoms that resulted from its stagnation or blockage.