Auricular Acupuncture

Especially for drug addiction, withdrawal symptoms or stress relief.


Service Description

Auricular acupuncture is a diagnostic and treatment system based on normalising the body's dysfunction through stimulation of definite points on the ear. Ear acupuncture has traditionally been used to support people with addiction. However, it is increasingly being used to treat other mental and emotional health issues such as post-traumatic stress, self-harm, anger management, sleep problems etc. How does it work? In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture is based on the theory that your health depends on the flow of Qi (energy) in your body. This energy travels along invisible pathways, known as meridians, that are found throughout the body. According to TCM, a blocked or disrupted flow of Qi can have a negative effect on your physical and mental health. Acupuncture aims to restore the flow of Qi by resolving any blockages or disruption. Traditional acupuncture does this by targeting points found throughout your body, including your ears. What are the benefits? The following benefits of auricular acupuncture are proven by research: * chronic pain, especially low back pain * migraine * anxiety * insomnia * cancer pain and chemotherapy side effects * weight loss * substance use disorder * depression * digestive issues * allergies What will happen in the treatment: Our practitioner will give you a full consultation to understand your problem first. Then, very fine needles will be put into certain points in the ear. Once all the needles are in you will be allowed to lie quietly for 40 minutes, at which point the needles are removed. The ear acupuncture points used are all designed to help keep you calm, aid your motivation, keep anxiety at bay, and improve your well-being. Someone will be in the room with you at all times.