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TCM Auricular Therapy
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Auricular therapy is an ancient therapy and healing technique that was founded and has roots in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and was a forgotten art until recently. In 1950s, it was re-discovered and further studied and expanded upon by Paul Nogier in France.
Auricular therapy is very well known and has a long history of use in
China – in fact, it was also mentioned as the most famous of ancient
Chinese medical books as “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal
In today's modern science and medicine, it has been shown to stimulate the
release of endorphins, our body’s own feel-good chemicals, which is good
for stress management and relaxation.
the ear as a representative microsystem
The approach of TCM auricular therapy sees and treats our individual ears as microsystems that represents our entire human body similar to foot reflexology.
Auricular therapy can be used to treat different parts of the human body by
- stimulating and
- treating the corresponding auricular points in the ear
what are the common treated conditions for auricular tcm?
The most commonly treated conditions using auricular therapy are generally
- mood disorders
- weight loss / weight gain
- pain management
- orthopedic and musculoskeletal issues
holistic and natural
The good thing about auricular TCM is that it takes a
approach to health, healing and medicine, treating patients as an entire whole individual, and not "just" their condition or injuries.
acupuncture and acupressure points found on the ear helps to regulate
the body’s internal organs, structures as well as their functions.
how is auricular therapy tcm done in a typical setting?
Auricular therapy is usually added / incorporated into a regular TCM session with us, which will include
- in-depth assessment
- TCM therapeutic applications and modalities
Our TCM physician may also choose a few different acupuncture and acupressure points on your ear to help synergistically stimulate healing using special ear seeds and tacks specificly for auricular therapy.
ear seeding and tacking auricular tcm
These are mainly small seeds from the Vaccaria plant, and after identifying the core issues that's bothering our patients, the TCM physician will apply these auricular ear seeds on very specific points on the ear to provide constant pressure and stimulation.
It will be stuck on with a small piece of adhesive tape.
ongoing treatment & stimulation for days
The good thing about auricular therapy is that the ear seeds and tacks can be left in and on the ear for a couple of days or even up to a week with good hygience (of course, this depends entirely on our TCM physician's advice).
What this means is that you can enjoy the ongoing healing stimulation from auricular therapy for days and days.
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