There are more than 200 acupuncture points in the ear. These points can be stimulated with needles or ear seeds to help treat different organs and body parts. There are some amazing points for stress, pain, high blood pressure, and every bone and muscle in your body! 💕
Do I use auriculotherapy for every patient? No, each patient is different, and every patient has their own particular protocol I use that changes during each appointment. Some patients absolutely would benefit from auriculotherapy while others (in my opinion wouldn’t). The beauty of Chinese Medicine is there is no 1 single approach to this medicine. Every patient is different and should be accessed and treated different from the last. Just because you have headaches, doesn’t mean I treat your headaches the same as patient A.
Something to keep in mind: I hear people say all the time that they have had acupuncture, but it didn’t work for them. When I ask what kind of acupuncture, usually they mention their MD put some needles in their ears. I would like to elaborate on this situation because it drives me up the wall that this was their one and only Acu experience and it failed them.
Usually when an MD or any other practitioner other than an acupuncturist uses auriculotherapy, they are only trained on 5 points, 5 POINTS OUT OF 200! These are usually done as NADA protocol (for addiction or relaxation) or Battlefield acupuncture (for pain). Do these points work? YES, for many, and NO for others (remember what I said earlier, every patient should have their own treatment protocol). The one’s that it doesn’t work for usually never try again, which is a shame because they were gypped in their treatment plan.
So, If you’ve had Acupuncture done and it didn’t work for you, I highly encourage you to try again. Also remember, healing the body takes time. It didn’t take you one day to get to where you are, it usually won’t take 1 treatment to make you better.
If your curious about auriculotherapy protocols to treat your condition, reach out to me. I can point you in the right direction to get seeds, and the proper protocols to use at home. 💕