Auricular Acupuncture uses the ears as a microcosm. Through careful diagnosis and treatment, and acupuncturist can address various physical and emotional conditions using specific points on both ears.
Often this style of acupuncture employs tiny needles, ear seeds, or ear tacks. This allows for a gentle stimulation of auricular points. Ear seeds and tacks may be left in the ears after treatment to apply continuous stimulation to the points. Auricular Acupuncture is widely used in drug and alcohol detoxification programs across North America. It is also used in conjunction with other styles of acupuncture, both as and adjunct to treatment or as a specialty.