Auricularacupuncture is a fascinating and highly effective system, where by theacupuncture points located on the ear are used to treat the client.
It has itsorigins in China 2000 years ago. There are over 200 acupuncture points on theear. The client’s condition is diagnosed and assessed before fine needles areplaced on acupuncture points on the ear, bringing treatment for the condition.
Earacupuncture can be combined with Traditional Chinese body acupuncture or used onits own as a powerful therapy.
In the 1950 Dr Paul Nogier, a Frenchneurologist, after seeing one of his patients cured of sciatica from using apoint on the ear; began to research in to ear acupuncture. From this,the concept of the ear as a micro system of the body was formulated, the earbeing the representation of an inverted foetus in the womb and each acupointcorresponding to a particular area of the anatomy. Nogier painstaking researcheach point on the ear and tested their effects.
There are different views on how earacupuncture works , recent explanation is that, the ear with its manycorresponding nerve ending, acts as a switch board to the brain. Electricalimpulses are relayed via the nervous system to the brain for the area of thebody affected.
Benefitsof Ear acupuncture and some of the conditions which canrelieve
Clients whohave had a session of Ear acupuncture for the first time report a feeling ofease and relaxation within themselves.
Auricular Ear Acupuncture Moseley South Birmingham with the Merdian Centre