Ear Reflexology or Auriculotherapy is a treatment modality based upon the concept of Microsystems. Microsystems are parts of the body that are considered to be microcosms of the whole body. The most commonly known microsystem is the foot; referred to generally as “reflexology” in massage therapy. The external auricle of the ear is another microsystem used very often in Chinese Medicine.
Ear Reflexology is effective at treating similar disorders as body acupuncture. Ear Reflexology is well known for treating drug and alcohol addiction, smoking cessation, weight management, digestive disorders and musculoskeletal pain.
Ear Reflexology utilizes a variety of techniques including: acupressure, massage, small acu-pins inserted into the ear, electrical stimulation of ear acu points, and placement of magnetic beads or seeds on the ear with tape.