What is Auriculotherapy ?
✓ Reduces Tension, & Stress
✓ Controls Chronic Pain
✓ Reduces Hypertension
✓ Create a Balanced Condition Throughout the Body
✓ Detoxification from Addictive Drugs
✓ Relieves Nausea
Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of the auricle of the external ear for the treatment of health conditions in other parts of the body. It is also known as auricular therapy, ear acupuncture or auricular acupuncture when the stimulation is achieved by the insertion of acupuncture needles. Specific points on the ear can also be stimulated by manual pressure, referred to as auricular acupressure or ear reflexology. Acupuncture points on the ear can also be stimulated with lasers, magnets, seeds or pellets. Ear seeds or pellets are made of small adhesive Band-Aids used to hold a small grain or a small metal ball onto a specific area of the ear to allow for maintained pressure at that ear reflex point.
Auriculotherapy can reduce the tension, stress, and pain not fully relieved by other medical procedures, but works best when implemented as part of a multidisciplinary complement of multiple treatment approaches. While ear acupuncture is often used in conjunction with body acupuncture, auriculotherapy can also effectively relieve pain, stress and tension when used by itself.
Because every part of the external ear connects through the micro-system remote reflexes to every part of the body, a wide variety of health problems are relieved by auriculotherapy. Almost all health conditions can be affected to some degree by stimulating reactive ear points. The most commonly reported uses of auriculotherapy have been for the control of chronic pain, detoxification from addictive drugs, relief of nausea, and reduction of hypertension.
The overall effect of auriculotherapy is to create a more balanced condition throughout the body.
Marino Clinic’S TECHNIQUE
At Marino Clinic we perform auriculotherapy by inserting tiny ¼ inch needles into the auricle of the external ear for stimulation of the ear reflex points. Specific points on the ear can also be stimulated by using other methods such as manual pressure, lasers, electrical stimulation, magnets, and ear pellets if preferred. After each stress management treatment small adhesive band-aids (latex free) are often used to hold a small grain, seed, or small metal ball onto a specific area of the ear to enhance treatment and to allow for maintained pressure at the ear reflex point. The overall effect of auriculotherapy is to create balance throughout the body, which can lessen and form of stress.
While the first auriculotherapy session requires greater time for an intake evaluation and patient history, a typical auriculotherapy treatment lasts 15 to 30 minutes. With auricular acupuncture, four to six acupuncture needles are inserted and left in place for approximately 20 minutes. When electrical stimulation or manual pressure is used for stimulation, each ear reflex point is first detected then stimulated for 10 to 30 seconds, requiring a total of 20 minutes for successively treating the points on each ear.