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What is ear acupuncture good for?

I am a 30 year old male. I want to know what is ear acupuncture good for?

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It’s a snap shot of what body acupuncture can treat
The entire body. I encourage you to book a session with your practitioner of choice to get help with relief.
The entire body is represented in the ear, so it can address anything.
Yes, ear acupuncture can treat many problems such as weight lost, stress, addiction, etc.
There are more than 200 points on the ear and combinations of these points are useful to relieve pain, calm the mind, treat allergies and infectious diseases, regulate endocrine system disorders, and treat chronic disease and functional disorders. It is also used for withdrawal syndrome.
Ear (auricular) acupuncture is based on the knowledge that the entire boy is mapped out onto the outside of the ear. Each body part--organs, the brain and nervous system, muscles, and skeleton--is represented, as well as specific complaints and symptoms (such as insomnia). In theory, one can treat any condition using ear acupuncture alone. In practice, most acupuncturists combine these points with body points. One exception is the treatment of trauma and addiction, when a specific ear protocol is used without the addition of body points.

Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac.
Ear is a micro system of body. What acupuncture can treat, ear treat the same way.
Some practitioners use ear acupuncture to treat the whole body and some others use it as complementary to other acupuncture modalities. It is often used to treat addictions.

Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Ear acupuncture is a complete system and can be used to treat anything acupuncture treats. It is commonly used for addiction, drug detox, PTSD, to stop smoking, and stress.

Yvonne R. Farrell, DAOM, LAc

Good Afternoon,

Regarding your question, ear acupuncture is good for any problem of the body.

It's good for pain management, any type of addictions, relaxation, and more. Since ear landmarks contain hundreds of acupuncture points, and it can be used to treat many types of ailments.


Dr. Khounh

Ear acupuncture is good for a very wide range of conditions. In most acupuncture clinics, 1-3 needles are used in each ear. Typically, ear points are used for pain, stress, insomnia, and paralysis. 

Hey there, great question!

Ear acupuncture is typically used for neurologic stress disorders such as PTSD, addiction, anxiety, smoking cessation, etc.
In Chinese Medicine the ear is a microcosm of the body with hundreds of acupoints in it, so you can actually treat ANYTHING through ear (or auricular) acupuncture alone. 9 times out of 10, however it is used for smoking cessation/the symptoms of withdrawal as well as any type of stress (mental, emotional, physical) using a protocol called "5NP" or 5 Needle Protocol. Ear acupuncture is also used in "battlefield acupuncture" by the military for pain control.
For many ills.
Can be good for anything. Commonly used for mental health problems and addiction.
You can treat the entire body from the ear. It is a personal preference if an acupuncturist performs ear or body acupuncture. I like to do a combination.
Potentially everything.
A trained practitioner can treat the entire body in just the ear. So it can be good for just about anything.
Ear, or arricular, acupuncture serves many purposes, from prolonging full body acupuncture treatments to treating addiction. You can actually access the entire body through the ears.
Many conditions particularly for pain as well as emotional disorders in my experience.
The ear is a hologram of the body. Diseases in any part of the body will be reflected in the ears, so auricular acupuncture is a way to treat diseases.
Auriculotherapy can treat the whole body. It is good for pain management, anxiety, depression, and can even relieve symptoms of addiction like for smoking cessation for example.
What it treats. The spectrum of conditions treated with ear acupuncture is broad. Many studies have shown it is an effective treatment for weight loss, PTSD, menstrual pain, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and stress, and many other conditions. Ear acupuncture has even been used in the wake of disasters.
Auricular acupuncture is a microsystem in which the entire body is mapped on to the ear. As such is can be used to either treat or support the treatment of anything acupuncture can treat.

I use ear acupuncture a lot as support for body acupuncture in pain conditions. There are several ear points which can be used to treat addictive behaviors. I had an instructor when I was in school who only utilized ear points in all his treatments.