Contact Auriculotherapy Auriculotherapy, also known as ear acupuncture, is a medical technique that was discovered and developed by Dr. The originality of the conception of Paul NOGIER is based on the fact that he considered that the diseases can be treated and cured by using physical approach. The XIXth and the XXth centuries were the centuries where the chemistry was omnipotent and where the medical therapy was based upon this chemistry. For every disease, a chemical drug. For every symptom, a molecule.
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Terry Oleson, one of the world renown experts in the field of auriculotherapy and ear acupuncture. The field of auriculotherapy can be traced back several thousand years to ancient Chinese medical texts, but was modified in more recent times by the pioneering work of the French physician Dr.
This complementary and alternative medical modality is based upon the observation that active reflex points on the human external ear correspond to some pain or pathology in specific areas of the whole body. Auricular reflex points are arranged like an inverted fetus or upside down body, with the head represented on the ear lobe, the feet towards the top of the ear, and the rest of the body in between.
Advanced training in this modality by Dr. This material also prepares practitioners for obtaining certification in this field through the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute ACI available at the website www.
Seminar information for clinical training and certification in the practice of auriculotherapy. Certification in auricular acupuncture can be found in the certification section for the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute. Frequently Asked Questions for this website can assist patients and practitioners in answering a variety to queries on this topic. The textbooks cited in the reference section list the most essential texts on auriculotherapy and ear acupuncture.
Research studies in the fields of auricular acupuncture are provided in the studies section. Health care forms for clinical practice are provided free for all health care providers In a PDF format. We welcome all questions, comments, and product orders from interested individuals.
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Auriculotherapy is based on the notion that body structures and functions are somehow "mapped" on the outer surface of the ear. It can be defined as the stimulation of the skin of the ear for diagnosing and treating health problems in other parts of the body. The two main approaches have overlapping terminology and techniques but different theoretical foundations. The original approach —commonly called ear acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, or auriculoacupuncture—is said to date back to ancient China and involves insertion of acupuncture needles to stimulate points on the ear.