Auricular acupuncture is the therapeutic stimulation of the outer ear without the use of needles. It’s used for evaluation of a body system and a treatment of the microsystems of the body.
Auricular acupuncture is also known as “ear seeds therapy” since tiny seeds rather than needles, are utilized to apply pressure on the acupoints.
Auricular acupuncture is an ideal therapy for acute pain conditions problems and can treat pain within a day or two or almost immediately.
One therapy session may last for half an hour without any side effects.
In several countries and especially in China, auricular acupuncture is a highly regarded medical treatment. A theory that explains how this technique works is that the stimulation of specific nerves on the auricle or outer ear conveys signals to the brain that then generates a “response” to the region of the body required for treatment.
Some familiar conditions that auricular acupuncture can help treat include:
Pain management: sports injuries, headaches, etc.
High blood pressure
Cardiovascular system, genitourinary and gastrointestinal dysfunctions
Spinal stenosis and other chronic painful conditions
Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis as well as other chronic degenerative conditions
Multiple sclerosis and other chronic central nervous system disorders
Auricular acupuncture is not intended to be a replacement for acute conventional medical care in life-threatening situations.
How frequently should I get auricular acupuncture therapy?
For most chronic conditions, treatment is typically once a week
Auricular Acupuncture for Weight Loss
This technique has helped many people lose weight by:
Strengthening will power
Reducing food cravings
Helping people stick to diets more easily than they normally would
Auricular Acupuncture for Fertility Enhancement
The Gynecological Endocrinology journal published a study that concluded auricular acupuncture appears to offer meaningful positive results in treatment of female infertility related to hormone disorders.
Auricular Acupuncture for Sleeping problems and Insomnia
The Journal of Advanced Nursing published a review showing that “acupuncture to be an effective treatment for the alleviation of insomnia,” based on studies that show the use of the therapy for treatment of insomnia.
Acupuncture Health Center
1303 Astor St # 101
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 715-1824