How can it help you?
Auricular therapy stimulates the body’s own neurhormonal regulating systems, assisting the body’s natural ability to balance and heal. Auricular acupuncture promotes wellbeing, balance and prevents the development of illness.
It is particularly effective for relief and management of conditions such as:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Irritable bowel
- Irritable bladder
What is it?
Auricular therapy is the stimulation of acupuncture points (either with fine needles or cold laser) on the external ear surface. The ear holds a microsystem of the entire human body that is consistent with the brain map discoveries of Canadian neuroscientist Wilder Penfield in the 1940s. Dr. Penfield found that the brain holds a discernable map of the human body. Stimulation of a brain area could be felt by the patient in the corresponding region of the body. This brain map is projected onto different areas of the body, as “Microsystems,” such as the sole of the foot and the iris of the eye.
The ear holds the most dense and specific reflection of that brain map, providing the practitioner with an accessible, safe and detailed gateway for both assessment and treatment of most disorders. Points not accessible with regular acupuncture (such as the hypothalamus) are available on the ear. A trained professional can address most patient concerns by working with the ear alone.
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Read an article written about Orléans Centre for Physiotherapy’s own Clifton Charie HERE