Ear Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation
AURICULAR THERAPY/ EAR ACUPUNCTURE
Auricular therapy (ear acupuncture is also sometimes known as ear reflexology) - is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a micro-system and that the entire body can be treated by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.
Ear acupuncture is used to improve the body's flow of vital energy (also known as chi or qi) and to restore a balance between yin and yang (two opposing but complementary energies) within the internal organs.
In traditional Chinese medicine, each of these effects is considered essential in treating disease and achieving health.
In alternative medicine, ear acupuncture is typically used for these and other health conditions:
- Allergies, Anxiety, Arthritis, Chronic pain, Constipation, Depression , Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Insomnia, Irritable bowel syndrome, Low back pain, Migraines.
In addition, ear acupuncture is sometimes used to enhance mood, aid in smoking cessation, alleviate pain, promote sounder sleep, relieve stress, and support weight loss.
Ear seeds are traditionally vacarria seeds (which resemble poppy seeds) and are on small bandages that hold them in place. Those seeds used to stimulate pressure points in your ear. They're a type of auriculotherapy, which refers to acupressure or acupuncture focused on the It may be left in the ear for five days or up to one week.
Ear tacks are tiny weeny needles that are left in your ear between acupuncture sessions to keep the effect of your treatment going. They are commonly used with weight loss and addiction protocols and are also effective for calming, stress relief and pain issues as well. These are inserted into the ear and left in the ear for three days up to five days.