Auriculotherapy, also referred as ear acupuncture or auricular acupuncture another therapy, whereby the external surface of the ear, or auricle is stimulated to alleviate pathological conditions in other parts of the body.
Who is suitable for this treatment?
It is suitable for children, pregnant women, and people who have needle phobia.
How does it work?
This therapy uses the mustard seeds or Vaccariae seeds and attach to the auricular acupoints on the external ear with embedded adhesive tapes. The patient may press each auricular points at least 5 times a day, applying pressure for 1 min to every point. The seeds can be removed after 1-3 days depending on the physician’s recommendation.
Is it useful?
According to TCM principle, that different auricular regions correspond to particular somatotopic areas of the body, and hence able to alleviate the conditions. It is widely used for chronic pain, hormone imbalances, insomnia, gastrointestinal diseases, etc.