Auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture)

YOUR INCREDIBLE EARS!
Did you know …

* Your ears are formed from the same tissue as your spinal cord and are intimately connected to your central nervous system.
* Ears are the first organ to develop to their full size and become fully functional (about 18 weeks after conception).
* Your ear holds a microsystem (a very precise map) of the human body, the same map that exists on the surface (cerebral cortex) of the brain.

Ear acupuncture takes advantage of the body’s own control center, the brain.

* All signals induced by ear acupuncture travel through a specific part of the brain (the diencephalon), to the corresponding body parts.

* The body strictly obeys these commands because they come straight from the brain.

* Stimulation of these points, and the signals they send to the brain, trigger the release of your body’s feel good and pain relieving chemicals, serotonin and endorphins.

* Thin needles (when appropriate), or tiny seeds (actual vaccaria plant seeds), metal plated, or magnetic beads; are placed on specific auricular points, and held in place with adhesive. Wearing ear seeds allows for extended stimulation of the points and their healing effects.

Commonly treated conditions:
migraines, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, depression, addictions, indigestion, pain and inflammation, hypertension, PMS/menstrual, irregularities, STRESS …. the list goes on and on.

Common effects:
a feeling of floating or walking on air, relaxation, relief from pain, reduction in cravings, increased clarity (more clear minded, less emotionally reactive), improved sleep.
Many people feel immediate relief, others need several days before they notice an improvement.

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