A  Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic
Auricular Therapy
with Acupuncture Needles, Herbal Seed Pressure, Magnet Ball Pressure and Electro-Stimulation

Auricular Therapy was first recognized in the early 1970s as treatment for patients addicted to cocaine and opium
in Hong Kong. Since they, auricular Therapy has been used in addiction detoxification protocols worldwide. Dr. Paul
Nogier, a French neurologist and acupuncturist, first developed auricular acupuncture as a formal somatotopic
system. With his initial recognition that the "sciatic point", in fact, correlated with the 4th-5th lumbar vertebrae rather
than sciatic as an ailment, Nogier discovered the primary correspondence of the body on the auricle in an "inverted
fetus" presentation. This observation led to the eventual identification of the body's anatomic or structural
correspondence with zones in the auricle.

In China, Chinese acupuncture doctors and scientific researchers have discovered
hundreds more correspondence points according to traditional Chinese acupuncture theory
and clinical observations. Auricular acupuncture has become a very important branch of
traditional acupuncture practice. And it has been used to treat a wide range of health
conditions successfully.

Currently, acupuncturists use the auricular reflexing points not only to treat a variety of
illnesses and addictions, but also use them to diagnose certain disorders.

According to our clinical experience, auricular therapy is more effective for treatment of
Obesity, Insomnia, Anxiety, Stress, Neurological Pain, Depression as well as addictions to
drugs, cigarettes and alcohol. In our practice we often use auricular therapy in conjunction
with regular acupuncture techniques and herbal remedies. We found that more enduring
clinical effects may be obtained with treatment of properly identified points. Proper
identification and treatment of auricular points is essential for a practitioner to treat the
patients' auricle in a true medical model rather than in a cursory technical approach. And all
patients must be assessed individually  on each visit as active auricular points will often vary
from one treatment session to the next. Recipe treatments should be discouraged as they
represent "one answer for all" and are rarely effective and successful.