What can Auriculotherapy treat?

Auriculotherapy is most commonly used for pain control, addictions and cravings, weight loss, insomnia, and help with mental or emotional problems. Points and protocols exist for treatment of many internal disorders as well. Because auticulotherapy can address any part of the body, nearly any problem can be treated by auriculotherapy with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.


What is Auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy is a technique of using points on the skin of the auricle (external ear) to diagnosis and treat medical conditions of the body. Also referred to as Auricular Medicine, practitioners all over the world use this therapy to treat pain, addictions, insomnia, ADD and internal disorders with excellent results. Whether used in conjunction with another treatment or by itself, auriculotherapy is often effective when other treatments have failed. Best of all it is safe, non-invasive and virtually free of side effects.

How does Auriculotherapy work?

Specific points on the ear have been mapped for the treatment of specific problems. These points, when stimulated often have positive effects on the target area of the body. The exact of the body is the subject of ongoing research, and several theories are currently under investigation.

What should I expect?

Dr. Gao will usually begin inspecting certain points that may be related to your problem on one or both of your ears. The ears may be checked by visual inspection, palpation, or electrical testing. When therapeutically active points are located, they will be treated with one of several possible treatment methods, including electrical or laser stimulation, pressure, taping of a tack or seed to the skin, or insertion of very small acupuncture needles.

Further reading on auriculotherapy can be found on this page here.

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