Auriculotherapy is a system that uses stimulation of points on the ear to create an effect in corresponding places in the body. The predominate theory of how this works is that the brain receives signals from all parts of the body and then reflects this information onto the ear. The reflected information can be qualitatively measured. Through the pioneering work of Dr. Paul Nogier and the continuing research in France, Germany, China, and the United States, it has been shown that we can use this system to project a stimulus from the ear back to different parts of the body via the same pathways. By utilizing the physiology of the ear, we can address many conditions.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED?
Auriculotherapy has received FDA approval in the United States. Much research has been done to support it’s use in smoking cessation and many other conditions. These conditions include, but are certainly not limited to, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, joint pains, dry mouth (xerostomia), weight control, nausea, stress reduction and pain management.