Ear Acupuncture Guide 101

What is Auriculotherapy

Auriculotherapy is a technique of using points, on the skin of the auricle (external ear) to diagnose and treat pain and medical conditions of the body. Also referred to as Auricular Medicine, practitioners all over the world use this therapy to treat pain, addictions and internal disorders with excellent results. Auriculotherapy to quit smoking and Auriculotherapy for weight loss are two of the most requested naturally better health therapy options that The “Q” provides.

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.

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Auriculotherapy is similar to ear acupuncture but without needles. Auriculotherapy stimulates through specific points on the ear with a special tool, the Stim Plus Pro. The treatment is virtually pain-free. Ear pellets are placed for prolonged stimulation when needed.

As with pain control, explanations for the effectiveness of auriculotherapy in facilitating the reduction of drug abuse derive from both a Western neurological conceptualization and a Traditional Oriental Medicine perspective. The first evidence of the power of auriculotherapy in reducing the substance cravings of drug addicts came from H.L. Wen of Hong Kong in the 1970’s, and was expanded upon by Dr. Michel Smith, a physician who practices Oriental Medicine in New York City. The Lung point on the ear used to relieve addiction disorders is said to affect the energy of the Lung detoxification. A Western neurological explanation of drug detoxification with auriculotherapy is based on the observation that the concha area of the ear which is used to treat addiction problems represents the control of the autonomic nervous system through the vagus nerve and through the hypothalamus of the brain.

The range of responses to an auriculotherapy session are quite varied, but it is common that a patient suffering from severe pain will notice mild to marked reduction of their complaint on the very first session. This reduction in their pain experience can actually improve for the next several hours after treatment, but the benefits often begin to subside several days after the first treatment. With each successive treatment, the degree of pain relief usually becomes more and more prominent and the duration of pain relief progressively extends from several days to several weeks. With smoking cessation and drug detoxification, the benefits of auriculotherapy can last several days after just one or two auriculotherapy treatments.

Because every part of the external ear connects through the microsystem remote reflexes to every part of the body, a wide variety of health problems are relieved by auriculotherapy. Almost all health conditions can be affected to some degree by stimulating reactive ear points. The most commonly reported uses of auriculotherapy have been for the control of weight, chronic pain, detoxification from addictive drugs, relief of nausea, and reduction of hypertension, control of sugar levels.

By facilitating a balance of energy throughout the body macrosystems or by correcting pathological reflex centers in the brain, stimulation of the auricular acupuncture microsystem can lead to a homeostatic state whereby any form of stress or pain is lessened. Stimulation of the specific ear reflex points that correspond to a particular part of the body leads to either a reduction of excess stimulation or an enhancement of diminished under activity of the affected region. The overall effect of auriculotherapy is to create a more balanced condition throughout the body.

There is no set number of treatments for any health condition treated by auriculotherapy, but it is common that the severity of most conditions are moderately reduced by four to six sessions. and greatly alleviated by eight to twelve sessions.

A typical treatment is 20 minutes.

The only contraindications for Auriculotherapy is treating an open wound on the ear.

What are Ear Pellets?

Ear pellets are adhesive pellets placed on specific acupressure points on the ear to address specific symptoms and areas of the physical and emotional body. This holistic treatment is called Auriculotherapy.

How do they work?

Auriculotherapy with ear pellets/seeds incorporates acupressure to stimulate specific points on the ear to treat symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, back pain, sciatica, headache, libido, fertility, depression and compulsive behaviors, and simultaneously promotes relaxation and sense of balance.

Auriculotherapy for Weight Loss

Another advantage of the Auriculotherapy treatment is it’s effectiveness to help individuals lose weight. Auriculotherapy is a natural compliment to many types of healthcare. Auriculotherapy for weight loss treatment will begin with your practitioners examination of one or both of your ears.

Auriculotherapy to Quit Smoking

A huge advantage of the Auriculotherapy treatment is it’s effectiveness to help individual quit smoking. Auriculotherapy  or auricular therapy for smoking is safe, non-invasive, and has no known side effects. Auricular therapy smoking cessation is achieved using Auriculotherapy for stimulation of certain ear point.

Auriculotherapy has been reported to have an 86% success rate to help smokers quit. 


Auriculotherapy can be helpful for:

  • Weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • Acne and other skin conditions
  • Depression, Anxiety, Post-trauma
  • Sleep, Insomnia
  • Allergies
  • Immune system support
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Back pain, Sciatica
  • Eyes, Vision
  • Fertility (M/F)
  • Women’s health – menopause, Postpartum, PMS
  • Memory, Focus
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Kids – motion sickness, Focus, Behavioral support
  • Libido
  • Constipation
  • Sport injuries
  • Other illnesses

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