Auriculotherapy is NOT a chiropractic method, but is widely used as an adjunctive therapy by chiropractors because it often speeds up the resolution of symptoms.
What is Auriculotherapy? The best way to look at Auriculotherapy is as modernised ear
acupuncture: BUT: No needles are used - instead specialised micro-current treatment is
utilised. It is recognised by many governments around the world and is cataloged by the
World Health Organisation as a recognised therapy (1) It has a sound scientific research
Why microcurrent? Well mainly because there are no meridians on the ear, but what there
is, is a rich plexus of cranial nerve and cervical plexus nerve endings. These regions
operate at microcurrent levels of current (measured in millionths of amps). They also
respond well to low frequencies. Since there are no acupuncture points in the ear, there are
no points to needle anyhow.
Research has found that the ear is behaves as an electronic access point to the brain - and
can be used much like the keyboard on your computer to tap into the different sensory and
motor regions as well as the more automatically functioning parts. It is very effective in
improving your management of acute and chronic pain, neuralgias, and the list goes on and
Most of the areas of the body are represented on the ear, in a similar way to the reflex zones
of the hands and feet that most people have heard of.
|Ear Nerve points
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