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Acupuncture Ear Needle Therapy

Ear needle therapy, also know as ear acupuncture or auricular therapy, is a form of acupuncture that has been widely practiced in various areas around the world. Arab physicians cauterized the ear with a red-hot poker to treat sciatica. Traditional Ayurvedic practitioners in India have for thousands of years inserted earrings into various parts of the ear to treat diseases like asthma, arthritis and heart diseases. In North Africa this form of treatment was also extensively used. For people in this part of the world the practice of wearing earrings often had a therapeutic purpose. It was not merely ornamental as we find in the western part of the world.

Recently, several prominent acupuncturists have been doing ear acupuncture in Europe, which has lead to it becoming popular as a form of therapy in that part of the world. With the rise in popularity of ear needle therapy in Europe there are now some French acupuncturists who treat all types of ailments through the ear.

Within the ear there are one hundred and thirty acupuncture points. These acupuncture points are arranged in the form of an upside down fetus. The head is symbolized by the lobe of the ear. The feet rest at the top of the ear. All of the other organs are distributed throughout other parts of the ear. The theory behind ear needle acupuncture is that when a point on the ear is stimulated it creates its effects on the corresponding organ.

The conditions that have been treated with ear needle therapy, also known as ear acupuncture, include anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy, hypertension, hormonal imbalances and pain due to many causes. Ear needle therapy has also been used in helping overweight people in their work to trim weight. The ear acupuncture treatment acts in two ways. First, it suppresses the appetite by making the stomach feel full. Secondly, it works in regulating the body’s metabolic rate. This helps the body burn more calories. →Back To Home Page