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Auricular Therapy

Auricular Assessment TherapyAuricular Therapy

Auricular therapy is needle-less stimulation of the auricle, or external ear, using electrical probe for alleviating pain, dysfunction and disease as manifest in other parts of the body. Auricular therapy uses electricity to diagnose auricular acupoints. It uses electricity, laser or colored filters to treat auricular acupoints. What is auriculotherapy good for?

Auriculotherapy is good for acute painful problems alleviating pain almost immediately or within 24 to 48 hours. Auricle therapy is good for chronic degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic painful conditions, other conditions include diseases and dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal, genital urinary and cardiovascular systems.

  • Pain management: Headaches, sport injuries or
  • Conquer addictive behaviours, lose weight, drinking or
  • Common colds, viruses, allergies, asthma, or
  • Sleeping problems, feel better faster

 

In most cases, treatment for most chronic conditions may be treated once a week.

How does one perform auriculotherapy?

It is performed by a therapist using electrical means to diagnose auricular acupoints. There are over 200 auricular acupoints on each ear that represent all parts of the body and many functional areas of the human organism.

People who do not want ear acupuncture or auricular therapy should, obviously, not have it, but it would be wise for anyone with the following conditions to abstain from ear acupuncture or auricular therapy. These conditions include:

  • First trimester pregnancy
  • First two months of constitutional homeopathic treatment
  • Patients with pacemaker or spinal cord stimulator
  • Neonates children less than one days old
  • Patients with no external ear

Are there side effects?

The primary side effect of ear acupuncture or auricular therapy is tenderness or inflammation to the ear itself. Auricular therapy and acupuncture generally have almost no side effects, especially if one is using auricular therapy with electrical stimulation. If the therapist is using the Elector-Therapy Association’s guidelines for treatment, there are virtually no negative side effects.