Auriculotherapy is also called auricular acupuncture. According to his followers, we can treat the various organs of the body by stimulating specific points on the pinna.
It is thus possible to apply these points using sterile needles that are asked, as appropriate, within seconds or minutes. Semi-permanent needles are also used, we will leave one to two weeks. It can also carry out stimulation or electromagnetic radiation painless.
Chinese acupuncture in the experiment
This practice, which can be used as a diagnostic tool and as a treatment, has emerged in the 50s. As we know, the Chinese have always been renowned for the methods of acupuncture. However, they did not so much from the field of auricular acupuncture. They touched the points of the ear to treat diseases of the eyes or throat, and some diseases that are accompanied by fever. Dr. Paul Nogier who has studied homeopathy and spinal manipulation had the idea of applying the methods of acupuncture in the ear area, noticing his uncanny resemblance to a fetus in reverse. In addition, traces of cauterization as healers practiced to relieve sciatica and who were still visible on the ears of the people are more encouraged to push its research. The advertising ban this practice in France was closed today because it is now treated with acupuncture. The World Health Organization admitted in 1987 the practice of auricular therapy.
The points at issue
Three main points of interest to the external ear acupuncture ear: the wonderful point and point plexus which lie both at the root of the helix, the zero point which is at the top of the root of the helix. Wonderful spot stimulation can fight against the spasms and pain and resolve the problem of hypertension. The point plexus is also sought to curb the pain. As to zero, it is stimulated to regulate nerve impulses and to act against the pains and spasms. Areas of the head are focused above the ear lobe, the abdominal viscera, chest and genitals are in the middle part and the spine and lower limbs are located on the helix.
Health also requires ears
Thus Auriculotherapy is used to treat acute or chronic pain, addictions, including tobacco and drugs, gastric disorders, insomnia and also diseases caused by stress. However, the use of this form of therapy is not recommended for very elderly, those with severe heart disease or autoimmune diseases and for pregnant women.
Polemics on Auriculotherapy
It should be mentioned that Auriculotherapy has been subject to controversy. Scientific studies have suggested that the practice is not as effective as it claims to treat cancer pain or addiction to cocaine.