Several of our patients who have had acupuncture at our office have also experienced Needleless Ear Acupuncture; also called Auriculotherapy and Auricular Medicine. It is a natural drug-free treatment which is reasonably priced, efficient and effective. Auricular Medicine is a systematic method of diagnosis and treatment. Some practitioners believe that by examining the ear, they may discover and treat ailments anywhere in the human body. In our practice, we use the method primarily for the treatment of pain, although some of our patients have had favorable results with our protocols to quit smoking or to lose weight.
Auricular diagnosis reveals subtle disharmonies through the ear by evaluating color, texture, reactivity to pressure, general shape, and changes in electrical conductivity in the skin.
Auricular Treatment is a process of pressing and massaging specific points on the ear that correspond to other areas of the body. The methods are easy and relatively painless because the skin is not punctured. Auricular acupuncture is an excellent alternative in the course of treatment to augment chiropractic care.
Auricular Seed Therapy
This is also referred to as a "seed-pressure" method. It refers to applying a hard, smooth seed, herb, or a magnetic pellet on tape, to a selected auricular point, and pressing it firmly to stimulate a particular point. Auricular Seed Therapy was developed through Auricular Filliform Needling and Auricular Needle Imbedding Therapy.
Even though Auricular Filliform Needling and Auricular Needling Embedding Therapy are very effective in treating many conditions, needle insertion undoubtedly produces pain, which can be frightening to some patients.
Auricular Treatment, on the other hand, is safe and, for the most part, painless. Patients can even repeatedly stimulate the acupuncture points on the ear themselves by pressing the seeds attached to the acupoints when they return home or to the activities of daily living.
This method is very suitable for children, or those others who are afraid of pain involving needles, or who can not receive treatment everyday. Through clinical practice records, it has been confirmed that Auricular Seed Therapy is more acceptable by the patients and it can achieve favorable therapeutic effects.