Many of us have seen Auriculotherapy without knowing exactly what it is or what it does for the human body. Auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture, auriculoacupuncture or Auricular Medicine) has been used worldwide for centuries as a treatment for pain, internal disorders, addictions and so on with tremendous success.

The Chinese manual of medicine which was issued in the 4th century BC, Huangdi Nei Jing (Canon of Medicine) states the ear is a meeting point of all the energetic channels of the human body. Along with the discovery of acupuncture Doctors began to set focus on auricular acupuncture, however it never became as popular among the public as acupuncture.

Many doctors have conducted successful trials, testing this type of acupuncture. However, it was Dr. Paul Nogier, a French physician in the 1950s who demonstrated the specific areas of the external ear which were directly linked with pathology in specific parts of the body. He along with his colleagues demonstrated once a point of The ear auricles are stimulated, this will in turn alleviate pathological conditions in other parts of the body.

Dr. Paul Nogier presented a more modern understanding and what is taught now which is that the body’s surface and internal organs are depicted on the ear in a pattern that resembles an inverted fetus (homunculus). Essentially, The ear is in fact a micro map of the entire body, and is directly linked to specific organs. This is a calming therapeutic experience and can be performed in various ways.

Here at Smooth Aesthetics we have chosen to use Mustard Seeds which are very small gems and crystals with a small point on the back and a small adhesive. These seeds will be placed on your ear depending on what you are seeking treatment for and will remain on your ear for a minimum of five days. Auriculotherapy can treat conditions such as; pain, hormonal disorders, liquid retention, digestive problems, addiction, migraines and the list goes on. Try this non-invasive therapy and find relief the holistic way.

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