How Does Auricular Acupuncture Work?
If you imagine that the ears are switchboards that are connected to the brain, when Auricular Acupuncture points are treated, signals are sent via the brain to targeted anatomical areas via neural pathways and this sophisticated mechanism facilitates our natural healing process.
The ears can reflect what is happening in the body, so if you were suffering with back pain, it will indicate on the corresponding ear acupuncture point by being tender to touch.
The practitioner will palpate (press) several different points on the ears with a probe to detect the most tender or sensitive one. This point will then be treated which should correspond with an improvement in the affected area.
Auricular Acupuncture has been found to stimulate higher levels of endorphins which help alleviate both mental and physical pain. However Auricular Acupuncture is a very comprehensive treatment, it offers much more than pain relief. It can be administered easily, quickly and economically and it is very effective for most chronic complaints.
A new study carried out in Austria concluded that the use of Auricular Acupuncture is a useful tool for nervous patients prior to their dental treatment.
CWO James Brad Smith broke five ribs, punctured a lung and shattered bones in his hand and thigh after falling more than 20 feet from a Black Hawk helicopter in Baghdad. Auricular Acupuncture significantly reduced his level of pain.
Research has shown that using Auricular Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for back pain and is also a very cost effective method of care.