What You Should Know
Auricolotherapy is sometimes referred to as an ear acupuncture. The procedure is a supposed to be a catch-all therapy for several types of physical problems. Some of those ailments include: obesity, smoking addiction, back pain, headaches, migraines, rheumatism, lumbago and even asthma.
It works by placing a staple behind your ear and gives directions to your whole body by stimulating your ear. Some proponents suggest that the outer part of your ear can ultimately represent and therefore affect your whole body. Proponents of the practice say that it’s generally a noninvasive and painless process that results in a 75 percent or higher satisfaction rate.
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Auricolotherapy is basically an acupuncture on the auricle, the outside part of the ear. The concept behind the practice is based somewhat on the ancient Chinese procedure of acupuncture. In that regard, part of the idea behind Auricolotherapy goes back to about 500 B.C. The other part of the concept of Auricolotherapy stems from the idea that the ear is a microcosm of the rest of the body.
Those who sell Auricolotherapy consider it to be a form of medical treatment, but there’s no consensus on this.
- Auricolotherapy is supposed to be painless.
- Auricolotherapy proponents say that the procedure can benefit you in more than one way. Losing weight, getting rid of a smoking habit, easing back pain, and even helping with asthma are a few of the advantages that Auricolotherapy is supposed to provide. If this were true, it would be a great way to solve many problems.
- It only claims a 75 percent satisfaction rate.
- There is little to no scientific evidence that Auricolotherapy works. Some question whether it is anything more than a placebo.
- The concept that the ear is a microcosm of the whole body is also disputed.
- If there are benefits, they can vary between individuals.
- The procedure is still relatively unknown, except in certain circles. Opponents would argue that if the process were so effective, it would also be more famous.
Each consumer should seriously research Auricolotherapy, and decide for his or herself if this is the best approach. Typically, getting help from a doctor, physician or chiropractor is regarded as the best way to solve physical ailments. And if a consumer does choose to use Auricolotherapy, it would be best to consult with a doctor first.
On the one hand, some consumers have asserted that Auricolotherapy has helped them – according to Auricolotherapy proponents, more than 75 percent of consumers are happy with it. But there are serious doubts still, especially since the procedure does not have solid scientific backing.