The ears contain nerves that connect to the reflex centers of the brain. Through the nerves, the needles send messages to the spinal cord and then to the area of the body being treated.
Additionally, research shows that specific points on the ears can release endorphins when stimulated. These endorphins create a euphoric feeling, assisting in relieving pain and relaxing the patient.
People of all ages and walks of life can benefit from auricular acupuncture. Auricular acupuncture is effective for issues such as:
- Pain relief
- Stress, anxiety and PTSD
- Substance abuse
- Sugar/nicotine addiction
- Weight loss
In particular, studies show that auricular acupuncture has amazing healing effects among soldiers who suffer from PTSD. After your first consultation and diagnosis, we'll figure out which treatment would work best with your lifestyle.