“Acupuncture without the Needles”
From depression, restless leg syndrome to acne, Auriculotherapy treats a far ranging number of conditions, including chronic pain, stress relief, migraine headaches, and more. It can even help you quit smoking.
What is Auriculotherapy?
Imagine your brain as a computer. Inside this computer is a systemic “map” of the body. Now, what if there was “keyboard” access to the “brain’s computer?” We would be able to directly treat a number of problems and conditions through the brain’s computer just by knowing how to effectively use the keyboard.
This is the neurophysiological theory behind the Auriculotherapy. The nerves originating from ear “reflex points” are projected back to the brain. This effect is what gives us a “keyboard” (the human ear) that connects directly to our “brain’s computer.”
Auriculotherapy is a clinical science recognized by the World Health Organization and approved by the FDA. It has undergone many in-depth studies at major universities here in the US and abroad.
Is Auriculotherapy a Kind of Acupuncture?
This science was first compiled in the late 1950′s in France by a neurologist. Auriculotherapy is similar to ear acupuncture, but is uses no needles. A micro current stimulator is placed on reflex points outside the ear. These points then send a message to the brain based on the location of the reflex point being treated.
Auriculotherapy is also based on the human nervous system, whereas acupuncture is based on “energy meridians.” Auriculotherapy is and FDA approved treatment for over 350 diseases, and has been shown to help with a variety of musculoskeletal diseases, chronic pain, insomnia, addiction, and much more, including such diverse problems as acne treatment, weight management, depression treatment, and stress relief. It can even help you quit smoking.
How Does Auriculotherapy Relieve Pain?
Natural pain relieving biochemicals known as endorphins and enkephalins are substances made by our bodies to fight pain. Auriculotherapy has been shown to raise the levels of these substances in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid.
Endorphins and enkephalins work as well as morphine to stop pain, and since they are produced by our bodies, they are the best type of pain relief available. Using Auriculotherapy to raise the levels of these chemicals is clearly an advantage. It’s a natural way to combat chronic pain and migraine headaches.
These types of chemicals also contribute greatly to our sense of well-being, so they can help those struggling with cravings and withdrawal as well.