Auriculotherapy As A Way To Relieve Tension, Stress And Addiction

Although allopathic medicine has become the mainstream form of medicine in a number of countries around the world due to its various practices and benefits, there are also other forms of ancient therapies that are still practiced in some areas of the world to keep the human body healthy. Same as the types of ancient Chinese medicine such as acupuncture in Walla Walla and acupressure, auriculotherapy has also gained popularity in most Asian and many European countries. This process involves the use of needles to stimulate certain organs in the body by making use of the outer part of the ear. These days, instead of needles, the acupoints in the ear activated by means of magnets, pellets and lasers that are manually applied to specific points on the ear.

It was Dr. Paul Nogier, a French neurologist who developed auriculotherapy in the 1940s. This form of treatment is a hybrid medical technique used to lower tension, allows the body to relax and boosts circulation. It is based on the principle of traditional acupuncture and acupressure using today’s medical science. It is a noninvasive therapy that is being used for decades to address nicotine addictionand is an effective and safe treatment recognized and approved by the US FDA and the World Health Organization.

Although deemed as a branch of alternative medicine, auriculotherapy works best when used with other forms of medicine such as chiropractic manipulation, homeopathy and acupuncture among others. As in allopathic medicine, pain in the body is reduced through the use ofthe body’s own painkillers called endomorphins. Auriculotherapy, like acupuncture and acupressure normalizes, balances and stimulates the vital energy of the body making the body release or produce endomorphins to alleviate pain. A typical treatment session may last about 30 minutes to an hour in order for the body to be free of stress and pain. All these treatments balance the energy in the body by rectifying reflex centers in the brain which reduces the pain.

Auriculotherapy is being used these days to treat addiction related to smoking, drugs and alcohol. No side effects have been reported and it is deemed as a viable alternative to acupuncture. To cease smoking in chronic smokers, the acupuncturist uses a number of frequencies by means of a micro stimulation gadget to activate the surface of the outer ears. The rate of success associated with this therapy is 80% as it decreases the nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms in chronic smokers.