Auricular therapy is based on western and Chinese theories relating to the ear – that various points on the surface of ear (auricle) have connection with the central nervous system and corresponds to different anatomical parts of the body. By identifying these nerve endings in the external ear and stimulating them by massage and cauterization, it is possible to produce therapeutic effects on those parts of the body which are prone to diseases. This technique is now utilized to produce results in weight loss treatments also.
Auricular medicine originated in China and has since then been developed in Europe to attain its present state. The treatment consists of analyzing the external ear and treating problems associated with different parts of the body. After years of careful observation, Chinese medical professionals have charted more than 200 sites on the ear associated with various diseases.
The technique applied in achieving weight loss with auricular therapy is that it is possible to apply treatment to the brain thereby demanding the body to reduce its intake of food, which results in diminished craving. It is this unique bio-energetic and biomechanical treatment approach with auricular therapy, which plays a key role in effective weight loss.
The treatment is similar to acupuncture, which applies pressure to specific points in the patient’s body leave in, but the difference is that here in auricular therapy, no needles are used. Instead mild electrical stimulation is applied at multiple acupuncture points. For the treatment to be fully effective, the patient should observe a controlled calorie diet along with increased physical activity.
Having its roots in the acupuncture system of treatment and research, auricular therapy is the ‘westernization’ of the Chinese treatment of acupuncture. The benefit of auricular therapy in treating weight loss is that the treatment has no side-effects and most patients experience instant weight loss with one or two treatments.