Auricular Therapy

Auricular therapy is said to increase the effectiveness of any given acupuncture treatment by about 40%!

Auricular TherapyIn brief, this is a modern system discovered and perfected by Paul Noiger, M.D. (France). Although known by the ancient Chinese (that each meridian has a branch to the external ear), the usefulness of this knowledge was never amplified beyond that point.

What Nogier discovered is that, there is a ‘micro-somatotopic’ representation or map of the entire body on the external ear! That is, each part of the body is represented – complete with neural connections to the brain – on the external ear or auricle. That body part (whether it is the wrist or the pituitary gland) can be influenced and treated appropriately via input to it, painlessly.

But to make things even a bit more complex, he discovered that each body part is represented in multiple “phases” (existing at various electrical frequencies) based on, in part, the acuteness or chronicity of the problem and the body’s adaptation to it. Thus, one might heal, by example, acute back pain at a different location on the ear than back pain of a long-standing nature! AND on and on and on.

One can help treat conditions ranging from smoking cessation and other drug addiction to ADD/ADHD, from abdominal pain of clear or unclear cause to a sore back!

Auricular therapy is said to increase the effectiveness of any given acupuncture treatment by about 40%! One can use it alone (which, for obvious reasons, is great for kids) or as a part of a larger treatment. Let me digress for one moment, we all know, if only on an intuitive basis, that children have more “vitality” than someone who is 100 years old. Although both can respond to acupuncture, kids respond dramatically quicker and more completely. Good news for them, a little humbling for the rest of us who have to work a little harder at it!

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