Ear Acupuncture and Ear Acupressure
The earliest use of auricular therapy (ear acupuncture or acupressure) dates back to ancient China. However, it was outgrown in Western Europe. Its foundation was laid by Dr. Paul Nogier, a neurologist in France in the 1950’s. Then, the theory was developed by Frank Bahr M.D. and physical medicine specialist in Germany over the following decades. It is the stimulation of acupuncture points, either with or without acupuncture needles, on the external ear surface that correspond both physiologically and anatomically to specific parts of the human body for diagnosis and treatment purpose.
Auricular acupuncture uses small ear needles or ear seeds on specific acupuncture points in the ears. the ear is a microsystem, meaning that the entire body is represented and can be treated with ear points. The ear points are like a keyboard to the brain and have a powerful impact on the body, mind and emotions. Auricular acupuncture is commonly used for addiction, weight loss, pain, stress and mood.