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Auriculotherapy 101

What is Auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy is a form of acupuncture that is performed on the ear to treat various conditions.

What is Auriculotherapy used for?

Auriculotherapy has many benefits. It can be used to treat addiction, chronic pain, allergies, arthritis pain management, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, and so much more. There are endless pressure points within the ear. Almost every single organ be targeted through the ear alone.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture originally began in China as a form of treatment. Acupuncture is based on the flow of energy through the body. Energy flows from twelve different channels, known as meridians. Each meridian leads to an organ within the body. When the natural flow of energy within the body is blocked, imbalances occur, causing health issues.

How Does Auriculotherapy Work?

Auriculotherapy works very similarly to adjustments. Both spinal manipulation and auriculotherapy work by stimulating the central nervous system. Stimulation is just created differently. When the central nervous system is stimulated, it begins to work properly, and the body will heal itself.

Does Auriculotherapy Hurt?

No, most patients don’t even feel the needle. Those patients that do report feeling the needle, report only a slight tingling feeling. The diameter of a needle used for auriculotherapy is only a quarter of the size of the diameter of the typical needle used for ear piercings. Needles used for auriculotherapy are also only inserted 1-3 mm into the skin.

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