auricular therapy


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Related to auricular therapy: Auriculotherapy, Auricular Medicine

auricular therapy

(1) Auricular acupuncture, see there.
(2) Auricular reflexology, see there.
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auricular therapy

Acupuncture in which needles are inserted into specific points on the ear said to map or connect to other parts of the body. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine and alternative and complementary medicine to treat a variety of conditions, including sciatica and tobacco addiction.
Synonym: auriculotherapy
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The significant variations in acupoint selection, type of auricular therapy, treatment duration, and study endpoints are likely responsible for the heterogeneity in our meta-analysis.
It has been reported that two to ten weeks of auricular therapy provides treatment benefits [52], although evidence for this is still insufficient.
Auricular therapy, executives explain, is a form of treatment based on the same principles as acupuncture and gives people who have had trouble quitting a new alternative.
Auricular therapy can effectively relieve pain, stress and tension when used by itself, the company says.
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My husband had had auricular therapy which is a specific brand of Chinese acupuncture focusing on the ear.
Auricular therapy, as defined by Oleson, refers to "a healthcare modality by stimulating the external surface of the ear to alleviate pathological conditions in other parts of the body" [11].
The neurological-psycho-physical-optimization (NPPO) auricular therapy protocol (20) was used to manage and optimize these modifications.
A total of pounds 345 was raised to go towards transforming a room at the hospital's pain clinic into an auricular therapy room for holistic treatments.
Auricular therapy, a variant of acupuncture rooted in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), uses noninvasive acupoints on specific areas of the outer ear to treat disease/illness [20, 21].
However, as another therapeutic modality of acupuncture, the role of auricular therapy (AT) has received less attention.
Being one of the most popular complementary therapeutic approaches, auricular therapy (AT) is defined as "a health care modality whereby the external surface of the ear, or auricle, is stimulated to alleviate pathological conditions in other parts of the body" [1].