Auricular acupuncture (or Ear Acupuncture) works by stimulating acupuncture points on the outer surface of the ear, and encourages healing of the body’s allergy problems and addictions by using a theory of micro systems of the body. A Canadian neuroscientist Dr. Wilder Penfield made the fascinating discovery that maps of the body are found on the surface of the brain and these maps correspond and appear on the human body.
Acupuncture’s roots run deep over 2,500 years ago in China, but this speciality of acupuncture was founded in France in the 1950’s by a neurologist named Dr. Frank Bahr.
The Healing Process of the Ear
As described above, the map on the ear is seen as the form of a fetus appearing upside down. Going back to the time that a human is developing in the womb, the ear is the first organ to grow into its complete size, and is fully functional following just over four months after being conceived.
When an auricular acupuncture point on the ear is “active” it expresses more sensitivity when stimulated and produces a higher level of electrical response. This means there is disease in the correlating body tissue, making this form of acupuncture very useful in assessing ailments.
Strong indicators of your health are found in the ear. The smoothness or rigidity of texture, colours seen on the ear, and skin changes all indicate your healthiness.
The following ailments are treated though the process of auricular acupuncture : migraines, insomnia, depression, addictions, indigestion, autonomic symptoms, a variety of conditions of pain and inflammation.