Auricular Acupuncture

History

Auricular Acupuncture originated China over 5000 years ago however, it was in 1950s France when modern auricular acupuncture was researched and developed. It is centered around the idea that the ear reflects the whole body. Through focusing on one part of the body, the ear, various systems in your body are stimulated to trigger a healing response.

Auricular Acupuncture

How the treatment works

The treatment focuses only on the ears. It involves placing tiny needles onto seven points of each ear for 45 minutes. The needles stimulate the nerves and chemicals in your body. The stimulation then causes the body to release endorphins which act as a natural painkiller which is beneficial to helping relive symptoms caused by cancer treatment. Serotonin is also released which is a natural pain-relieving chemical which can promote feelings of wellbeing.

How it can help

There are many benefits to those who are undergoing cancer treatments as it can relieve numerous symptoms such as:

  • Neuropathy

  • Hot flushes
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
Auricular Acupuncture needles inserted into ear to relieve symptoms from cancer treatments