Auricular Acupuncture, also known as Ear acupuncture, involves inserting needles or ear seeds into specific points on the ear. Stimulating these points is thought to promote healing in other areas of the body. It is often incorporated into standard acupuncture treatments.

Some health conditions successfully treated by auricular therapy include:

  • Addictions like smoking, drugs, alcohol
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Acute or chronic pain
  • Assisting weight loss
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • IBS
  • Low back pain
  • Migraines

In 1957, Dr Paul Nogier in Lyons, France, first represented his observations of the somatotopic correspondence of the ear. He is considered the “Father of Auriculotherapy”. He originated the concept of the inverted fetus map on the external ear. He began his life-long study after observing scars on the ears of the patients who reported being treated for sciatica by a “Chinese layperson”.