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 is a powerful, newly introduced treatment that has a patent pending on it by Dr. Nadar Soliman. Dr. Soliman has 10 years of clinical trials that have proven this method may permanently eliminate all allergies and cross-allergies to an allergen. This treatment uses 1 needle in 1 treatment that may eliminate or cause remission to allergies to food, including the meat allergy, Alpha Gal. It also helps with allergies due to drugs and environmental allergies like mold, pollen, and other toxins. Up to four allergies may be treated during the initial session. This also includes the follow up visit to retest to ensure the allergen has been cleared.
SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment) Follow UP
This is a follow up visit if you’ve already had SAAT. This visit is for any additional allergy(s) that were not treated in the first visit. This includes testing and insertion of up to 4 needles. There is a charge of $30 per needle for this visit.