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Auricular Therapy

Auricular Therapy is a unique type of reflexology whereby the internal organs and musculoskeletal structure of the human body is represented as a micro-system on the auricle, the external ear for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions.

 

This type of therapy is also known as Ear Acupuncture, Auriculotherapy, and Ear Reflexology. It is based on ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice of Acupuncture. The free flow of Chi is important to maintain good health. In 1966, a French scientist, Paul Nogier collaborated with two other doctors and produced the ear chart showing the reflex points which are used today.

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Auricular Therapy can help treat the following

  • Chronic pain relief

  • Detoxification

  • Tension headaches and migraines

  • Chronic back/neck/shoulder pain

  • Dental pain

  • Sciatica

  • Constipation

  • Asthma

  • Insomnia

  • Stress

  • High/low blood pressure

  • Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Infertility

  • Smoking addiction

  • Weight loss

  • Addiction

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What is a treatment like?

The auricle of both ears is massaged using Acupressure. While palpating the radial artery at the wrist I use the tip of a blunt tool to apply gentle pressure on different reflex points of the ear surface. The sensitive reflex point is identified when the pulse amplitude at the radial artery becomes more pronounced.

A magnetic ear seed is applied to this reflex point using a tweezer. The magnetic ear seeds have a small plaster which adheres to the skin and generally remains on the ear for three to five days. The patient can stimulate the reflex point whenever required. Some patients may find this to be sensitive.

During a treatment the auricle may become red and patients may experience a hot flush all over the body or in a specific area of their body as the Chi (life force energy) begins to flow along meridians.

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