Auriculotherapy, also known as auricular acupuncture or ear acupuncture, is a technique of using points on the skin of the external ear (auricle) to diagnose and treat different medical conditions of the body. The pattern of acupoints on your ear is much like a map of your body, so auriculotherapy can be an important part of your Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment plan for pain, addictions and internal disorders, with excellent results.
Research published in 2018 described significant benefits of auricular acupuncture in treating migraine, pinched nerves (radiculopathy) and peripheral nerve dysfunction (polyneuropathy, a painful, disabling condition).
Chronic pain, including lower back pain; migraine; allergies; depression; anxiety, insomnia; addiction; trouble losing weight; digestive issues and many more conditions can benefit from ear acupuncture treatment.
The pattern of acupuncture points on your ears are much like a mirror of your body. Auriculotherapy treatment allows for similar positive effects on the target area as whole-body acupuncture, with points all conveniently located on your ears. Treating these points can calm the mind, boost immunity, reduce pain, and more.
Just like whole-body acupuncture, ear acupuncture therapy aims to restore the flow of qi (vital energy) by releasing blockages or other disruption.
For the most immediate pain relief, Life Balance Clinic offers Battlefield Acupuncture. This is a type of auricular acupuncture invented by the military doctor, Richard Niemtzow, to provide rapid pain relief for injuries. In our clinic, we use this form of ear acupuncture for acute back pain, headaches, and joint injures.
To find out more about auriculotherapy treatment, call us today at 847-724-1777