Ear Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine based on the idea that the “ear” is a microsystem with the entire body represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear.
Ailments of the entire body are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear. A large number of sites have been identified on the ear which become tender or react to the presence of disease or injury in the body. Puncturing specific points on the ear has certain therapeutic effects on the body. Ear acupuncture can be a very effective method for relieving acute pains and chronically stiff joints.
Ear acupuncture detoxification is used as treatment for drugs and substance abuse. Together with counselling, it is effective in addressing smoking cessation, emotional trauma, and stress management.
The Five Ear Acupuncture Points for Drug/Substance Abuse
The five points were chosen based upon clinical experience. All the five points serve to balance the body’s energy and assist the body’s healing processes. The combined effect of the five points is restoring the calm inner qualities very similar to serenity and helps strengthen the body.
Sympathetic – balances the nervous system. It has strong analgesic effects (pain relieving) and relaxant effect upon internal organs and it dilates blood vessels.
Shenmen – needling this point generally helps to alleviate anxiety and nervousness, and produce a calming, relaxing effect. It helps the process of going within, supporting the internal journey of recovery.
Kidney – it is associated with growth and development in Chinese medicine. It is believed to store the source energy and is associated with fear, resolve/will power and rebirth.
Liver – Chinese medical theory associates the Liver with resolving anger and aggression and with keeping both emotions and the body’s systems moving smoothly.
Lung – in addition to respiration, the Lung is also involved in immunity and protecting the body from disease. The lung is associated with the grieving process and letting go.
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