The Benefits of Auricular Acupuncture
What Is It?
A lot of people are unsure of what Auricular Acupuncture is and because we get asked about it at Total Wellness, we thought it would be helpful to discuss it and talk about its’ benefits. This particular type of acupuncture helps stimulate the points on the external ear surface, which helps diagnose and treat health conditions in other areas of the body.
What many people don’t know is that your ears (just like your feet and hands) are microsystems for your body. These microsystems are consistent with the brain’s map of your body. Using our acupuncture needles, we target specific points on your ears to make the points become active. Once these pressure points are active, they send signals that travel through a specific part of the brain, then to the corresponding body parts.
Auricular Therapy Helps Treat Many Ailments
Auricular Acupuncture, otherwise known as, Ear Acupuncture uses the brain to send signals to specific body parts. Since the signals are coming from the brain, the body instinctively reacts accordingly. This means that diseases that are caused by poor organ function can be treated by ear and body acupuncture. As a result many of the below conditions can be treated:
• Chronic pain
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Low back pain
Interesting Ear Facts
The ear facts we list below, are part of the reason Eastern philosophy and medicine looked towards the ears to help channel signals directly to the brain and body parts. In fact, the texture, color, veins, and even skin changes in the different areas of the ear can also help indicate your state of health.
• The ear is actually shaped like an inverted fetus, anatomically, and physiologically
• The ear is the first organ to develop to its full size
• It becomes completely functional about 18 weeks after conception
• One of a few anatomical structures that is composed of tissues from the three primary types (endo, ecto, mesoderm) in the developing embryo
Ear Acupuncture Helps Jumpstart Your Weight Loss
The first step of dieting and exercise is actually doing it. It’s an intimidating first step for anyone who isn’t used to dieting and fitness. That’s why we suggest trying acupuncture to help you on your weight loss journey. What better time than near the beginning of the year, when a lot of people make resolutions to lose weight. In fact, Statistic Brain ranks “Lose Weight/Healthier Eating” as the #1 resolution for 2017 with 21.4% of the people (from a survey conducted of nearly 1500 people). This means people look at the New Year as a way to prioritize their weight loss goals.
It comes as no surprise, at Total Wellness we’ve been getting patient inquiries about our Weight Loss Acupuncture. Usually the first question that is asked is, “can acupuncture help with weight loss?” Whether it’s a specific weight or fitness goal, or just all around general wellness, when it comes to your physical health, you should consider Auricular Acupuncture. It’s a painless and non-evasive treatment that can help with appetite control. As part of our Weight Loss Program we also have Body Fat Decomposition and DISH Treatment for cellulite. Click here to read more about our effective Weight Loss Program. To schedule an appointment call us at (310) 996-7778. We’re open Monday-Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.