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Auricular Acupuncture/Acupressure Treatments

Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy, auricular acupuncture, and auriculotherapy has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine which dates back over 3,000 years. The ear may be used to diagnose and treat any and all areas of the body.  The entire body is represented in the ear.  There are points in the ear that correspond with all the organs, joints, and glands of the body.  Auricular acupuncture may be used alone or with body points. 

The ear points are stimulated by acupuncture needles, electricity, or using the pressure of a small seed, pellet, or ball on a small adhesive patch. The patch is placed on a specific area of the ear to maintain pressure at that ear point.  The patch may be worn for several days and additional stimulation applied throughout the day to keep the point activated. Gently massaging the point with the finger for one to two minutes is enough to stimulate the point.  While the active ear point may be tender, the pressure should never cause pain.  Remove the patch if the area becomes red or uncomfortable.  Some patches contain a small intradermal needle and should not be massaged daily.   

For diagnosis purposes, the body’s own nervous system is used.  When there are imbalances in an area, the nervous system shows this in the ear as a change in skin color, temperature, or inflammation of the area.  When you are receiving a treatment, the nervous system helps to reduce muscle tension so you feel relaxed and blocks the pain signal so that you do not feel any pain.

Here at Acupuncture Works, several treatments are offered that just uses the ear needles. 

20/20/2 Mini Stress Relief Treatment


This treatment uses 2 needles for $20 for 20 minutes.  The purpose of this treatment is for someone that would like to experience acupuncture before they commit to a full body treatment.  It is also used for those who would like to just have 20 minutes of time to themselves to rest, relax, and renew. 

SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment)


This visit consists of a consultation, evaluation, and treatment.  In three to four week you will return for follow up visit to have the needles removed and be re-evaluated to determine the allergies that were treated have cleared. There may be an additional cost associated for any remedies/dietary supplements that may be prescribed to help with your allergy. 

SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment) Follow UP


This treatment is scheduled for additional or new  allergies that were not treated in a previous visit.  During this visit you will receive an evaluation and treatment to 4 allergens.  In three to four weeks you will return to have the needles removed and be re-evaluated to confirm allergens that were treated have been cleared.  There may be an additional charge for any remedies/dietary supplements that my be prescribed to help with your allergy. 

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