What is Auricular Therapy?
Auricular Therapy also known as Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of the auricle of the external ear for the treatment of health conditions in other parts of the body. The term auriculotherapy often refers to electrical stimulation of the surface of ear reflex points.
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, and ear pellets.
Benefits of Auricular Therapy
Auricular therapy can assist in the treatment of headaches, migraines, chronic back/neck pain, sciatica, asthma, hypertension, insomnia, fatigue, depression and anxiety. It is also beneficial in the treatment of hormonal and digestive disorders.
The most commonly reported uses of auricular therapy have been for the control of chronic pain, detoxification from addictive drugs and nicotine, relief of nausea, and reduction of hypertension.