Auricular acupuncture is commonly known as “ear acupuncture.” It is one of the ancient techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine and involves the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ear is a “map” or reflection of the main body akin to the map of a city or the sensory cortex of the brain. Stimulation of the appropriate areas on the ear can thus have beneficial effects for the corresponding area of the body.
Ear acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment method for a wide variety of conditions such as:
- Alleviating pain
In addition, observation of the texture, colour, and skin changes in different areas of the ear can be a good indicator of a person’s health as well as act as predictors for potential illnesses. As such, ear acupuncture can be very useful for preventative care.
Dr. Bai frequently combines ear acupuncture with body acupuncture to treat illnesses and symptoms associated with mental health disorders and hormone imbalances to achieve very effective results.