Auriculartherapy Upper West Side

Do you want to get rid of smoking, reduce your weight, allergies, and bronchial asthma then you must try Auriculotherapy. It also helps you to manage stress and mental, and emotional balance. We’ve been providing Auriculotherapy in NYC for over 17 years in our Manhattan-based clinic. We have seen excellent results in treating patients with Auriculotherapy. Call us now for a free consultation.

In this article, we will talk about: 

  • What Is Auriculotherapy?
  • How does it work?
  • What are the benefits?
  • What happens in the treatment?

What is Auricular Acupuncture?

Auriculotherapy is another form of treatment used to stimulate different areas of the ear with thin needles. It is also referred to as ear acupuncture or auricular acupuncture introduced by Dr. Paul Nogier in 1951. He found that the ear is a micro-system and reflects the behavior of the entire body.

Auriculotherapy is a holistic approach treatment widely used to treat many conditions and illnesses such as mood disorders, obesity, pain, as well as smoking cessation, drug and alcohol addictions, and food cravings. This medical system is known to treat the person as a whole. It is often combined with regular acupuncture treatment.

Auriculotherapy can help you treat:

  • Rehabilitation of drug addiction
  • Muscular and joint pain, strain, and inflammation such as shoulder, neck, and lower back pain, sciatica, ankle sprain
  • Psycho-emotional conditions such as panic attacks, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Headaches, migraine, hypertension, asthma, eczema, and, allergies

How does Auriculotherapy or Ear Acupuncture work?

Two approaches can be given to understand how the ear may affect the rest of the body, the Chinese medical and the Western Medical approach. Chinese Medicine is based on philosophical and theoretical phenomena through thousands of years of observation of people and the universe around them. 

The concepts of Yin and Yang, the channel system, the notion of Qi or energy, and its physiological relationship to blood, etc are all involved in the practice of Auricular Acupuncture and Body Acupuncture. 

What are the Therapeutic benefits of Auriculotherapy?

The commonest disorders treated in our clinic with ear acupuncture are: stopping smoking, reducing weight, allergies, and Bronchial Asthma. The most important steps the acupuncturist has to remember in performing auriculotherapy are:

  • To make sure that the ear is well-clean before acupuncture is conducted.
  • Not to penetrate the cartilage when puncturing.
  • To use short needles that are disposable.
  • Not to needle the inner and outer ear surfaces of the same ear, at the same sitting.
  • Not to use hand manipulation of the needle to stimulate the ear points.
  • The needles may be inserted perpendicularly or obliquely. When inserted perpendicularly, the needles should hang by the skin and should not penetrate the cartilage, as it is relatively avascular and any injury or infection may have very serious consequences. After insertion, the needles are left in place for about 20 to 30 minutes. If the stimulation is desired electro-manipulation is used.

The results obtained with auriculotherapy are generally better than with body acupuncture in internal organ disorders. It is often useful to combine both types of acupuncture for maximum response.

What happens in a treatment?

A medical history and lifestyle questionnaire are filled out to ensure treatment is safe for the client. A ‘prescription’ is drawn up to work the appropriate points and then each point is stimulated in the same order in each ear. Any particularly reactive points are addressed and treatment is concluded.

This treatment is offered as a non-needling technique. Electronic stimulation, palpation, or laser can be used as effective methods of stimulating the various acupuncture points on the ears with benefits lasting longer than the usual needling techniques. This is also a much ‘safer’ method as the skin is not pierced and, therefore, the risk of infection through the breaking of the skin is eliminated.

Book your Auriculotherapy Session In Upper West Side, NYC

Did you feel auriculotherapy can help you with your condition then it’s time to book your consultation with us. At Best Acupuncture NYC, we have experienced and licensed acupuncturists on our team who can help you live a better and healthier life. Book your visit and receive a FREE consultation. Call now at (646) 404-3872.

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