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Top 5 health benefits of auricular therapy
Auricular therapy is a type of alternative
therapy which focuses on the idea that our ears
are parallel to a microsystem capable of
reflecting the whole body which corresponds to
the outer portion of the ear, popularly known as
the auricle. This therapy is known by several
names such as auriculo therapy, auriculo
acupuncture and ear acupuncture.
Auricular therapy is a healing medicine which
began in the 3rd century. During that time, the
practitioners used needles at acupuncture ends on
the auricle that correspond to precise parts of
our bodies.
What is auricular therapy?
This therapy involves inserting needles into
particular points on your ear. Stimulation of
these points will encourage healing in almost all
the parts of the body. Auricular therapy is
frequently incorporated into standard acupuncture
Interestingly the therapy which is largely based
on the philosophy of traditional Chinese
medicine was developed by French scientist Paul
Nogier in the mid-20th century.
The ear is a microsystem of our body and hence,
auricular therapy, alongside Sooji and
reflexology (foot and hand microsystems) can be
helpful in treating a number of physical as well
as mental ailments.
Auricular therapy is used to develop the flow of
vital energies or also chi/qi within the body.
 This help in restoring a balance between yin and
yang which are the two contrasting but balancing
energies inside the internal organs.
The therapy has been used since ages for a number
of health issues such as anxiety, depression,
irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, insomnia,
chronic pain, weight loss, arthritis, migraine,
constipation, headache etc.
Major benefits of auricular therapy
Even though major clinical trials on auricular
therapy havent been specified as of yet, a wide
array of studies have shown that the therapy may
help in the treatment of a diversity of health
Post-Surgery pain
A study published in the journal Alternative and
Complementary Medicine in 2010 researchers look
upon 17 cases on the effectiveness of this
therapy as far as pain management was concerned.
It was found that auricular therapy can be
efficient in treating a number of pains,
particularly post-surgery pain.
Up to now, studies on auricular therapys
effectiveness as a smoking termination aid has
brought about mixed findings. For a study
conducted in 2004, 126 people were given
auricular therapy for smoking termination and it
was seen that the treatment brought about 1 year
success rate of 41.1 per cent. The study was
published in the Swiss Journal Research in
Complementary and Natural Classical Medicine.
Again a research which was published in
the Journal of the American Board of Family
Medicine asked 125 people to undergo auricular
therapy. Here, it was found that the therapy was
no more effectual than a placebo treatment in
recovering the rate of smoking termination. The
study mixed up five successive weeks of
once-a-week healings.
A study review which was published in the journal
Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2010
opined that auricular therapy may help to
treat constipation. In the review, investigators
inspected 29 studies on the use of this therapy
to manage constipation.
Even though all of the researches suggested that
auricular therapy was useful to treat
constipation, some deeper findings and researches
are still required to find out the relationship
between this therapy and its effectiveness on
Auricular therapy may be helpful in the treatment
of migraines, says a 2012 study which was
published in Acupuncture Electro-Therapeutics
Research. Analysing reports of 35 migraine
patients, it was found that 2 months of auricular
treatment on a weekly basis resulted in important
improvements mood as well as pain.
A number of researches specify that auricular
therapy may assist in easing insomnia. Such
researches include a 2003 trial which was
published in the Complementary Therapies in
Medicine. The trail tested the effects of a type
of auricular therapy that engages using magnetic
pearls to arouse acupuncture points.
In the research, 15 elderly people with insomnia
were treated with auricular therapy for 3 weeks.
Then, it was seen that these people experienced a
noteworthy boost in both quantity and quality of
sleep, with developments lasting for 6 months
after the end of the treatment.
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