auricular acupuncture

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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.

Auricular acupuncture

Acupuncture using only points found on the ears.
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In sections on body acupuncture points, ear acupuncture points, and trigger points, they address such aspects as the small intestine channel, points on the auricular lobule according to Chinese nomenclature, projection zones of internal organs according to Nogier, long radial extensor muscles of the wrist, and tensor muscles of the fascia lata.
Ear acupuncture and the balance method are two common approaches.
Firenzuoli, "Ear acupuncture in European traditional medicine," Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol.
They will undergo a seven-day program that includes physical exercise and team-building activities, psycho-emotional needs sessions, psycho- educational sessions and auricolotheraphy or ear acupuncture.
Smith, founded the NADA and developed Wen and Cheung's protocol (16) into the well-known 5-point ear acupuncture protocol.
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.
It is based on the principles of subtle energy and ear acupuncture.
Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2003:165.
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.
Sterile, disposable needles made of stainless steel (Seirin, Dreieich/Germany) were used for body (0.3 x 0.3 mm in strength) and for face and ear acupuncture (0.2 x 0.15 mm in strength).
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.