Auricular therapy is a type of acupuncture, which is a well-recognized form of medical treatment in China and many other countries. Auricular therapy is a technique of using points on the skin of the auricle (external ear) to diagnose and treat pain and medical conditions of the body. One explanation of how auricular therapy may work (although not proven) is that the stimulation of certain nerves on the ear may send signals to the brain that will in turn generate a “response” to the part of the body to be treated. It may also stimulate a general bodily relaxation.It is safe, non-invasive and has no known side effects. If electrical stimulator is used you may feel a mild electrical sensation feel a mild electrical sensation. If a needle is used, you may feel a small needle prick. Other forms of treatment like laser may not produce any sensation at all. Auricular therapy has been used to successfully treat a variety of different conditions such as depression, insomnia and anxiety. Auricular therapy helps a person quit smoking, treats alcohol or drug addiction, soothe arthritis, reduces high blood pressure and can assist in the healing of many other health problems.
Auriculotherapy for weight loss
Auriculotherapy for weight loss focuses on the pressure points or nerve endings of the ears that are directly connected to the brain. By stimulating these pressure points, one can reduce food craving and this in turn curtails excessive dietary intake. Instead of using needles that can be painful and discomforting, mild electrical stimulation intercepts and blocks brain signals that demand more food.
Auricular seed Therapy
Auricular Seed Therapy is also called seed-pressure method. It refers to applying a hard and smooth seed, herb, or a magnetic pellet on a tape to a detected auricular point and pressing it properly so as to stimulate the point to treat diseases.
Of course, the needling therapy is indicated and is very effective for many diseases, but needle insertion can be sometimes very uncomfortable for some people, this may cause them to be reluctant to seek and undertake treatment. Through clinical practice, it has been confirmed that auricular seed therapy, which is more acceptable may also be indicated for many diseases and achieve satisfactory therapeutic effects. This method because of its simple application, constant stimulation and safety is more suitable for the elders, the weak, children and those who are very afraid of pain, or cannot receive treatment everyday.