Auriculotherapy is a practice rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and further developed in the fifties, thanks to studies by French neurologist, Paul Noiger. This technique is founded on the idea that the pinna is a microsystem that impacts all the other organs, which if stimulated using acupuncture needles or other, could have a positive effect on the rest of the body.
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An auriculotherapy session often begins with a preliminary phase of anamnesis and an investigation of the reasons that prompted the patient to seek professional care. Auriculotherapy can be carried out using different techniques: through acupuncture (conventional or semi-permanent needles), through micro-electrical discharges, cryotherapy or laser. Acupuncture uses:
Cryotherapy consists of injecting liquid nitrogen on the point being treated, procuring a superficial cold microburn. Electrostimulation and cryotherapy have a more prolonged effect than acupuncture. Depending on the type of technique performed, a variable number of sessions are required before benefits are felt.
Possible side effects of auriculotherapy include:
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