18th September 2020

Auricular acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture is a specialized complimentary therapy where acupuncture points on the outer ear are used to help alleviate chronic complaints.   The results for pain management have been amazing.  

It is similar to reflexology, in which it is a microsystem. The entire body is represented in the feet, here the whole body is represented in the ear.  We can stimulate points on the ear to treat the entire body.

There are over 200 points on the ear, each point corresponds to a body part.  The outer ear acts like a switchboard to the brain.  Each acupuncture point treated will trigger off electrical impulses from the ear via the brain to the corresponding body part.

Clinical research demonstrates that acupuncture has some of the following health benefits:-

  • Stimulate the production of dynorphin, endorphin and encephalin
  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Regulates serotonin
  • Regulates the sympathetic nervous system
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Reduces allergic responses

Auricular acupuncture may help reduce your pain levels.  Your expected to feel the benefits after the first treatment, not always straight away, but after a night’s sleep. However, everyone reacts differently to the treatments.  Should your first treatment see pain levels of 8 or 9 (10 being to worst) the expectation would be to get that level dropped to a 6 or 7.  The next session see that level to drop to 4 or 5 and so on and so on.  Ideal,  it is recommended a course of treatments for the maximum benefits especially if using this treatment for pain management or pain control in close succession.   

Specific complaints we treat clients for with Auricular acupuncture range from :-

  • Hay Fever.
  • Sciatic pains.
  • Arthritis.
  • Migraines and headaches.
  • Menstrual problems.
  • Musculo-Skeletal problems.
  • Weight management.
  • Menopause
  • Depression