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Auricular acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture has long been used to support people with addiction.

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Auricular (ear) acupuncture is a simple and safe type of acupuncture where tiny needles are inserted at specific points on the outer ear. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the outer ear is believed to be a microcosm of the whole body, reflecting all bodily organs and functions. This ancient form of acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in China, but it became a unique branch of TCM globally since the late 1970s. * Applications of Auricular Acupuncture Auricular acupuncture can be used for a wide range of conditions and has become an essential part of modern acupuncture therapy. Here are some of its primary applications: * Emotional Issues: Studies have shown that auricular acupuncture is highly effective in treating emotional problems such as anxiety, stress, and depression. Stimulating specific ear points can help regulate the body's neurochemical balance, leading to improved mood and emotional well-being. * Addiction Withdrawal: One of the most well-known uses of auricular acupuncture is in the treatment of various addictions, including smoking cessation, alcohol dependency, and substance abuse. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol is widely used in rehabilitation centers worldwide, helping patients cope with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. * Menopausal Hot Flashes in Cancer Patients: Cancer patients often suffer from hot flashes due to chemotherapy-induced menopause. Research indicates that auricular acupuncture can significantly reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes in these patients, improving their overall quality of life. * Insomnia: Sleep disorders, particularly insomnia, can be effectively managed using auricular acupuncture. Targeting specific points related to the central nervous system can help promote relaxation, reduce hyperactivity, and improve sleep quality.

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