What is the origin of Auriculotherapy?
The ancient Chinese realized that the ear has several nerve endings and energy points that are related to the rest of the body, just like the feet do. They created a technique called auriculotherapy that uses these sites to treat a variety of diseases.
Other ancient civilizations with traces of auricular therapy include Greece, the Roman Empire, and Ottoman Arab-Egyptian medicine from the 11th century.
Paul Nogier, a French scientist, demonstrated that the ear is an inverted depiction of the human body in the 20th century. The pinna, the outer portion of the ear, serves as a microsystem where the entire body is represented.
Due to acupuncture's shared Chinese origins with this discipline's theoretical underpinnings and therapeutic application, the English School's contribution made it easier to integrate the two fields.
What does Auriculotherapy treat?
Alcohol, tobacco, food, and drug urges and addictions have all been successfully treated with auriculotherapy. In addition, it has been used to treat:
- Mental disorders.
- Asthma attacks.
In order to stimulate particular ear locations, we employ:
- Light pressure of the fingers (acupressure).
- Seeds or small magnets (magnetic acupressure).
- Fine needles (acupuncture).
- Electrical impulses (electro-acupuncture).
The choice of points to stimulate depends on the problem to be treated. All these modalities are effective. The main therapeutic indications are:
- Stress, sleep and psycho-emotional disorders.
- Obesity, excess weight and eating disorders.
- Addiction to substances.
- Gastroenterological problems (vomiting and nausea).
- Andrology (impotence, premature ejaculation).
- Concentration difficulties.