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Ear-acupuncture.png Auricular therapy, also known as auricular therapy, is based on the principles of oriental medicine. Auricular therapy is widely used for many conditions, including addiction treatment, mood disorders, obesity and pain. The acupuncture points found on the ear help to regulate the body's internal organs, structures, and functions.

This has a long history of use in China, and was mentioned in “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine” which is the most famous ancient Chinese medical textbook. In modern times, auricular therapy has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s own feel-good chemicals. 

Ear acupuncture is generally incorporated into a regular acupuncture treatment. In addition to using acupuncture points on the rest of the body, your acupuncturist may select few ear acupuncture points that they feel will be helpful for your particular condition.
 
Ear acupuncture points may be stimulated for a longer period of time by using ear seeds or ear tacks. Ear seeds are small seeds from the vaccaria plant. They are held in place on the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape. Ear seeds may be left in the ear for a few days or up to two weeks. Ear tacks are very small needles with an adhesive backing. They are inserted into the ear and left in the ear for a few days or up to one week.