The ear is viewed as a mirror image or microsystem of the entire body. Auricular Therapy, also called Auriculotherapy, involves the use of either small acupuncture needles, better known as Auricular Acupuncture, and/or the application of ear seeds to specific points found on the ear that correspond to different parts of the body, thus stimulating those particular areas. Acupuncture needles are inserted into certain points found on the ear and remain there for approximately 10 – 20 minutes before being removed. Ear seeds, which may be made from Vaccaria seeds, stainless steel, ceramic, magnets, or other materials, are placed onto specific points found on the ear with adhesive tape and usually remain on the ear for 3 – 5 days.
By utilizing this specialized treatment, it helps to relieve patterns of stress on specific parts of the body by correcting the flow of energy within the body and promoting a state of balance in order to promote one’s overall health and well-being. There are over 200 auricular points found on the ear, which can help to ease a wide variety of health concerns, such as musculoskeletal pain, stress, anxiety, depression, hormone imbalances, addiction, sleep disorders, migraine/headaches, and digestive issues, just to name a few.
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