Are you looking for support in quitting smoking?
Want to lose weight but the sugar cravings undermine your plan?
Do you want to know what ear acupuncture can mean for pain or mood swings?
Auriculo is also used for complaints such as fatigue, restlessness or insomnia or for mental-energetic complaints such as burnout or depression.
During an auriculo consultation, small needles are inserted into the ear. That is why it is called ear acupuncture. But it can also be done without needles. With an electronic point finder a minuscule current can be given. This electrical stimuli is almost imperceptible. Auriculotherapy is suitable for all ages because there are no side effects, as a non-invasive treatment (i.e. without pricking needles).
Our ears are like a map with countless reflex points that correspond to different functions of the body, the senses and the brain. When treated, these points immediately give a signal to the brain. A needle in the right place has a direct effect on the body via the brain and nervous system.
The illustration shows points that correspond to specific body parts. These are reflex points that can provide relief from pain in the musculoskeletal system.
There are also points with an endocrine function. These affect glands and the endocrine system. There are points that have an effect on the psyche, for example these are chosen in case of mood swings or addiction.
I use auriculotherapy in addition to my acupuncture consultations. When I insert the needles into your ear, I can extend the effect of the treatment. The tiny needles are almost invisible. They are covered with a bandage and can then be worn in the ear for a few days to a week. You can remove the needle at home by removing the plaster from the skin. When the patch is removed, the needle is pulled out. It is a form of acupuncture that is very subtle and has a deep effect.
Ear acupuncture as anesthetics, or to overcome addiction
An auriculo consultation will provide immediate relief in case of pain. You will notice this gradually after inserting the needles.
It’s important to realize that you have to quit addiction by yourself. Ear acupuncture can support you to reduce the stress or craving. Whether that be nicotine addiction, alcohol, sugar or other substance abuse.
Press needles are pricked on points that suppress those feelings of lack of nicotine, alcohol or narcotics. There are also points that can suppress the feeling of hunger. At the same time, the feeling of nervousness or irritability or if you need more stamina can be treated.
Auriculo is used for many complaints such as fatigue, restlessness or insomnia. Or with mental-energetic complaints such as burnout or depression. The treatment is complementary to my acupuncture consultations. Together with you, I not only look at what is most appropriate, but also what has the greatest effect on the complaint.
- Pain relief
- Addiction Problems
- musculoskeletal problems
- Digestive Complaints
- Lung and skin disorders
- various allergies
- Headaches or other head complaints
- Complaints of the nervous system
- Mental-emotional disturbances
- Cardiovascular Problems
- Gynecology and Obstetrics
- Urogenital problems
History of auriculo therapy
Auriculo is a relatively young form of therapy compared to Chinese Acupuncture. It was developed in the 1950s by Dr. Paul Nogier, a French neurologist. His patients told him they had been helped by a local naturopath. Their back problems were treated by piercing the ear with a hot needle. This technique is called cautarization and I do not use it myself.
Because patients benefited from this treatment of the ear, Nogier wanted to understand its working mechanism. He was the first to map systemically how auriculo therapy works.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are only a few acupuncture points in and near the ear to treat opiate addiction and other problems. Nogier developed an accurate map of the reflex zones on the ear and is thus the founder of auriculotherapy.
In the ear, pain and disturbances in the body can be diagnosed. By probing with an (electronic) point finder. You will soon notice which points are very sensitive. I then put a small needle or pellet on the sensitive areas of interest to relieve the complaint.
Many aspects of the body and functions of the brain are reflected in the ear. However, the reflex points in the ear are only sensitive when there is a disturbance, so when you are in pain, sick, gloomy or tired.
Make an appointment
Many complaints can be received with auriculo therapy. I use auriculo therapy in addition to the acupuncture treatment. During a consultation I always take the time to tell you more about what I do and why. Do you have a question or do you want to make an appointment? you’re most welcome