Auricular therapy (ear acupuncture)based on the idea that auricular therapy with acupuncture, acupressure, chinese herb seedsthe ear is a microsystem, meaning that the entire body is represented on the auricle (or auricula, or pinna – the outer portion of the ear) in a similar fashion to reflexology (zone therapy)and iridology (iridodiagnosis), and that the entire body can be treated by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.

Acupuncture in the body, there are 12 meridians which correspond to the internal organs, that is the lung, heart, liver, gut, bladder, kidney, gall bladder, intestines, stomach, spleen etc.  Ear acupuncture, or Auricular therapy:  the ear has more than 200 acupuncture points that correspond to organs and functions of body, such as: heart, lung, liver, kidney, bladder, throat, sinuses etc. Acupuncturists can help people suffering from headaches, asthma, insomnia, and so forth, by activating the the ear points.


  • Ear acupuncture is a relatively non-invasive technique which incurs no negative side effects when it is used appropriately by acupuncturists.
  • Ear acupuncture obtains quick and effective results which have stood the test of time over a 2500-year history.
  • Ear Acupuncture  can be used for the treatment of diseases such as those concerning: internal organs, musculo-skeletal system, emotional problems. Auricular therapy is particularly effective for the treatment of pain, inflamation, skin disorders, in a either acute or chronic conditions.

Auricular acupuncture can be used as a primary treatment method as well as a complementary therapy to treat patient illnesses, acute or chronic problems. It can be a treatment for initial symptoms or preventative treatment.

There are a wide range of techniques used in Auricular therapy:

  • Palpation
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture needles,
  • Ear seeds or herbal plasters
  • Pellets
  • Intradermal needles
  • Magnets
  • Electoacupuncture
  • Bleeding
  • Moxibustion

Choosing the right method of auricular therapy is based on the treatment plan selected, although many ear modalities are interchangeable. Acupuncture needles and herb seed acupressure are most commonly used in Auricular therapy in China as well as in Chisense Clinic.