Auricular acupuncture is a microsystem or micromeridian style of acupuncture treatment that maps the entire body
onto the ear. Smaller needles, magnets, pellets, and seeds are used to stimulate ear points in order to induce a
Auricular acupuncture, or ear acupuncture, is commonly used in combination with whole body acupuncture to treat
addiction, pain, and stress.
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
Treatment Protocol uses five specific ear acupuncture points on each ear for addiction
treatment, and has been very successful in large-scale substance abuse programs worldwide.
Auricular acupuncture also works well in Community Acupuncture clinics, where large groups of patients receive
acupuncture together, in one single room, at a lower cost than when administered privately.
While this style of Acupuncture
originated in China, much of the modern research in Auricular therapy was inspired from the work of French Dr. Paul
Dr. Nogier’s efforts spread throughout Europe and even back to China. Modern research from both Europe and Asia has
formed the system of Auricular acupuncture given today.