Auricular (ear) Acupuncture

What is auricular acupuncture?

Auricular or ear acupuncture is a type of acupuncture that involves inserting very small needles into specific points on the ear. Stimulating these points is thought to promote healing in other areas of the body.

Although ear acupuncture is largely based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine originating in China, it was developed in the mid-20th century by French scientist Dr. Paul Nogier, of Lyon France.

Who would benefit?

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) developed a special protocol of ear points to treat addictions and emotional trauma. The NADA protocol is used in many addiction and recovery centers around the world.

Auricular acupuncture is typically used for these and other health conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis 
  • Chronic pain 
  • Constipation
  • Depression 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • IBS
  • Low back pain
  • Migraines 
  • Pain
  • PTSD
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress
  • Weight loss