Auricular therapy, also known as ear acupuncture or auricular acupuncture, is the stimulation of the auricle of the external ear for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other parts of the body. Acupuncture points on the ear are stimulated with acupuncture needles, electrical stimulation, lasers, magnets, ear pellets or manual pressure (known as auricular acupressure or ear reflexology).
The ear is thought to be a micro-system of the body, with pressure points throughout the outer ear corresponding with specific parts of the body. At the Prather Practice, treatment is performed by stimulating the respective points on the ear and, if necessary, also on the body. Auricular therapy has proven to be an efficient method of treating a wide variety of conditions, including migraines, insomnia, depression, addictions, indigestion, autonomic symptoms, chronic pain and inflammation.
Following treatment, most patients report feeling very relaxed and euphoric. Some patients feel immediate relief of their symptoms, while others need several days before they notice an improvement.
Make an appointment today to see if auricular therapy is for you and join the countless number of our patients who have experienced the results and are now leading healthy, pain-free lives.