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.
Nogier (auriculotherapy, Ecole Internationale Paul Nogier, France), who continues the work started by his father, describes the principles and practice of auriculotherapy, its theoretical foundations, relevant anatomy, and guidelines for problems it addresses, from tobacco addiction to asthma.
Natural Health Chiropractic Center: Auriculotherapy.
Auriculotherapy or Ear Acupuncture is a very commonly used treatment.
He is trained in clinical nutrition, laboratory assessment, homeopathy, applied kinesiology, acupuncture, auriculotherapy, and diagnostics.
JUNE 6-7: BASTYR UNIVERSITY presents AURICULOTHERAPY ADVANCES IN PAIN & ADDICTION TREATMENTS in Kenmore, Washington (near Seattle).