What is Ear Acupuncture? How does it work?
Ear (or Auricular) acupuncture is similar to body acupuncture but with ear acupuncture stimulation is only to the external ear. Ear acupuncture is a method of treating a variety of physiological and psychological health problems by the stimulation of certain acupuncture points on the external ear.
Classical body acupuncture is thought to have been originally developed in China over 5000 years ago; ear acupuncture was also thought to have been developed in China around the same time, however it has been, until fairly recently, a poor relation of classical body acupuncture. It was in the 1950’s that the French Physician, the late Dr Paul Nogier, researched and developed the auricular acupuncture we value today. Nogier discovered that the position of the ear points and zones were approximately in the position of an upside down foetus, super-imposed on the external ear, with the head located around the lobe of the ear. Dr Paul Nogier’s research also indicated that every part of the body has its own representative acupuncture point on the external ear, and that stimulation of one of these points can stimulate the corresponding organ.
The effects of acupuncture have been shown to be brought about through the nervous system linked to that particular ear point. Every organ has a nerve supply which can either speed up or slow down the functions of that particular organ, and due to a variety of factors like chronic stress, these organs can become over stimulated or under stimulated. It is known that acupuncture causes the release of many potent, morphine like, pain relieving chemicals called endorphin's and the neurotransmitter serotonin which affects mood.
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One Hour Auricular Acupuncture Treatment - £35
This includes consultation, placing the needles in relevant areas for each client, then just relax with meditating music, ambient lighting and the aromatic scent of one of our Requiescents natural aromatherapy candles