As with Body Acupuncture, Ear Acupuncture has its historical origins in ancient China. However, Ear Acupuncture has been greatly modified by fairly recent discoveries in Europe and France in particular. Ear Acupuncture provides a more scientifically verified means of identifying areas of pain or pathology in the body than approaches such as tongue and pulse diagnosis.
The ear is a self-contained microsystem that affects the whole body, meaning that needles can be inserted in the ear to affect and ameliorate painful problem areas elsewhere in the body without the painful areas having to be touched. Ear Acupuncture can be used for treating a broad range of clinical disorders, including:
Clinical benefits which last for days and weeks can be achieved from just a short 20 minute treatment session and some patients report complete relief of a pain problem, when they had previously had no relief from using other therapies or medications. Special, sterile, one-use needles are used, with typically between one and eight needles being inserted in each ear. The dull, aching feeling which often accompanies Body Acupuncture is usually absent with Ear Acupuncture.
Treatments for individuals,on a one-to-one basis are £20, with reduced costs for groups.