What is Auricular Therapy?
Auricular therapy is also known as ear acupuncture. It is acupuncture that is focused solely on the ear, and is based on the idea that the ear is the hub of dozens of meridian points on the body through which energy flows. The entire body and every part of it is represented by points on the auricle, which is the outer, cartilage-based portion of the ear. Acupuncturists who use it believe that just about any condition that affects the physical, mental, or emotional health of a person can be treated with great success, and even cured, with auricular therapy.
This form of acupuncture was distilled from the original, ancient one in the 1950's by a French neurologist named Paul Nogier. He published his results from auricular therapy experiments in 1957. He also created a map of the ear with the points on it, and what those points corresponded to in or on the body. Acupuncturists like the one you will find at Watts Chiropractic Clinic can use this map to locate the points on the ear that correspond to the upper cervical part of the back. By placing needles in these points, upper cervical pain can be eased and eventually healed.
How Can Auricular Therapy Help Upper Cervical Pain?
A study done in 2012 gave a scientific look at anecdotal claims that auricular therapy can treat and cure back pain. Those who received this therapy had long claimed it could cure both lower lumbar and upper cervical back pain. The 2012 study created two groups. One received auricular therapy and one did not. The study results showed that the auricular therapy (ear acupuncture) group not only reported less pain than the other group, it also reported a higher quality of life than the group that did not receive the therapy. This shows those anecdotal stories of upper cervical pain relief were real, and auricular therapy does help heal the pain in this area. You can trust it to heal you, too.
Chiropractic medicine has become a part of many chiropractor clinics, and you can receive it at Watts Chiropractic Clinic. Our auricular therapy, given by trained acupuncturists who are familiar with the method, targets those points that correspond with the cervical spine area. When these areas are stimulated with the acupuncture needles, the pain melts away. Over time, it can greatly diminish, or even disappear entirely, leaving you pain-free and happy once more.
What to Do Next
Contact us to set up your initial appointment for your first exam, evaluation, consultation, and treatment with us. We know you will appreciate the kindness, compassion, knowledge, and high level of precision skill we will provide you. The procedure is needle-less and we use micro current to stimulate points. Locating the right chiropractor to trust with your health and wellness is tricky. It is a good thing Watts Chiropractic Clinic has a strong and lengthy history of excellence and patient satisfaction.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Watts Chiropractic Clinic family. You can contact us at:
Watts Chiropractic Clinic
309 Pirkle Ferry Rd. #E100
Cumming, GA 30040