auricular acupuncture

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auricular acupuncture

acupuncture performed using points on the ear that have been mapped to specific anatomical areas of the body.

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.

Auricular acupuncture

Acupuncture using only points found on the ears.
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Chinese Auricular Acupuncture narrows the focus to ear acupuncture techniques and uses the concepts of traditional Chinese acupuncture to examine clinical applications of ear acupuncture points.
Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture.
Women experiencing natural menopause and aged between 40 and 60 years were included in the analysis, which evaluated the effects of various forms of acupuncture, including traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture (TCMA), acupressure, electro-acupuncture, laser acupuncture and ear acupuncture.
It is based on the principles of subtle energy and ear acupuncture.
A variety of TCM methods have preventive effects, such as acupoint sticking, herbal fumigation, TCM heat pack therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, ear acupuncture, acupoints pressing, Tuina Therapy and TCM enemas, which may serve as useful complements to modern medicine 7.
In return, they offered free ear acupuncture clinics, which involved inserting five thin acupuncture needles around the outer edge of the ear to stimulate energy to five corresponding organ systems, including lungs, liver, kidneys and nervous system, as well as to provide total body relaxation.
We read with great interest the case report by Winter and Spiegel on the side effects of ear stapling, (1) which is an alternative form of ear acupuncture (EA).
This atlas by Strittmatter (chief instructor, German Academy of Acupuncture) is intended to serve as a beginner's guide (or practitioner's quick reference) to ear acupuncture as it has developed in Europe since its introduction by the French physician Paul Nogier some 50 years ago and further refinement through the work of Dr.
Sue runs her business SMART UK (Substance Misuse and Addiction Registered Training UK) and travels throughout UK and Europe teaching prison officers, nurses and community drug and alcohol teams on how to administer a special type of ear acupuncture that helps fight addiction.
Three trials also included one additional acupuncture session in addition to the sessions immediately before and after transfer; six trials also used ear acupuncture to supplement body acupuncture.