Ear acupuncture, otherwise known as auricular acupuncture or auriculotherapy has existed for thousands of years in China, Ancient Egypt and Greece, India and Scythia but was made popular in the 1950s by Nogiere, a Frenchman who developed an integrated model of the ear based upon physchotherapeutic properties and embryology.
Ear acupuncture was officially recognised as a treatment by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1987.
Why ear acupuncture?
It is a cost effective fast-acting treatment that works well alongside naturopathic treatment to support lifestyle changes. It is also beneficial when combined with addiction counselling to prevent relapses.
What I can treat with ear acupuncture
- Addiction (cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, food, sex)
- Allergies, hayfever, histamine intolerance
- Compulsive behaviour (ADHD)
- Raised liver enzymes and other symptoms of hepatitis
- Migraines and temporal headaches
- Hormone imbalances
- Reduced appetite
- Weight loss assistance
- Skin problems
- Menstrual problems
- Gastrointestinal discomfort and disorders
- Respiratory problems
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Ear acupuncture is the preferred treatment for all addictions and is used widely in rehabilitation and detoxification facilities globally.
Acudetox is the single most significant reason for increasing popularity of ear acupuncture in the west and came about as a result of accidental positive results in relieving opium addiction in Hong Kong in 1972. The ear protocol was then developed in 1974 at Lincoln Memorial Hospital. The National Auricular Detoxification Association was formed in 1985 in the US and 1991 in the UK. It renamed Acudetox as the NADA protocol
All clients must be under the care of a GP.
I cannot treat patients who are intoxicated with alcohol or drugs and I cannot put a needle on inflamed or broken skin.
Please let me know upon booking if you are:
- Carry an infectious disease
- Prone to fainting
- Suffer low blood pressure
- Addicted to drugs or alcohol
- Have recently had an operation