Auriculotherapy originated from traditional Chinese medicine and was further advanced in the 1950s through the research conducted by French neurologist Paul Nogier. This therapeutic approach is based on the concept that the ear's outer portion, known as the pinna, functions as a microsystem that influences various organs. By stimulating specific points on the ear using acupuncture needles or other methods, it is believed to have a beneficial impact on the overall body.
*Please note that Amplifon does not provide auriculotherapy services.
Acupuncture points in the ear, also known as auricular acupuncture points, are specific locations on the ear that are believed to correspond to different areas and functions of the body. These points are an integral part of auriculotherapy.
Auriculotherapy divides the auricle into distinct zones, with each zone associated with a specific anatomical structure of the body and its corresponding condition. This mapping of the outer ear is thought to treat a range of conditions, such as obesity, anxiety, mild depression, insomnia, cigarette smoking addiction, alcohol dependence, and chronic pain management.
By applying specific stimulation to acupuncture points on the ear, using needles, pressure, or other methods, auriculotherapy aims to elicit a therapeutic response throughout the body. This technique leverages the interconnectedness of the ear with various organs, systems, and functions. It is thought that the stimulation of auricular points elicits responses that regulate the body's energy flow, restore balance, and enhance the body's innate healing abilities.
It is important to note that these side effects are generally uncommon and often temporary. If any concerns arise during or after auriculotherapy sessions, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or the practitioner administering the treatment.