auriculotherapy


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auricular acupuncture

A type of acupuncture once practised in China and recently revitalised; acupuncture needles are inserted in various highly specific sites in the auricle where, according to its advocates, there are over 200 acupuncture points that may affect any diseased part of the body.

auriculotherapy (·rik·y·lō·the·r·pē),

n a form of acupuncture in which needles are placed in various portions of the ear to affect the person. It postulates body correlates on the ear, so a treatment performed upon the ear will have effects on the reflected body part. See also acupuncture and reflexology.

auriculotherapy

the most highly developed regional acupuncture therapy in humans but an undeveloped field in animals.
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Auriculotherapy can be used to help pain, functional, dependency, psychological and dermatologic disorders.
Auriculotherapy or Ear Acupuncture is a very commonly used treatment.
JUNE 6-7: BASTYR UNIVERSITY presents AURICULOTHERAPY ADVANCES IN PAIN & ADDICTION TREATMENTS in Kenmore, Washington (near Seattle).
As an alternative solution, Austin Longevity will offer the AuriFlex(TM) craving reduction technique, an auriculotherapy practice developed exclusively at the Center, for those who want to lose weight, quit smoking or reduce stress.
While we remain committed to proven auriculotherapy and acupuncture techniques, the practice of stapling delivers results that are inconsistent and carry with it a high risk of infection, pain and possible permanent damage to the cartilage.
Stimulation of specific diagnosed points on the ear -- modern auriculotherapy -- is a proven therapeutic technique that has helped thousands of addicts change their lives for the better.
According to industry surveys, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), like auriculotherapy, is gaining widespread acceptance in the United States.
MAY 10-11: BASTYR UNIVERSITY presents AURICULOTHERAPY ADVANCES IN PAIN & ADDICTION TREATMENTS in Kenmore, Washington (near Seattle).