What is Auriculotherapy?
Auriculotherapy is a non-invasive form of electrical stimulation to the external ear for the relief of pain, addictive behaviors, and the support of healing processes throughout the entire body. While the original basis of Auriculotherapy is in ancient Chinese acupuncture, the late Dr. Paul Nogier developed the current methods in France utilizing painless stimulation without needles.
Auriculotherapy can be effective for many conditions. Some of these include: Back Pain, Headaches, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, TMJ, Dizziness, Vertigo, Hypertension, Asthma, Insomnia, ADD/ ADHD, Shingles, Tinnitus, Neuro-sensory Deafness, Macular Degeneration, Xerostomia, Burns, Psoriasis, Addictions for Nicotine, Drugs, Appetite Control, while being effective for many other difficult patient complaints.
What to expect
In my experience, and many other Auriculotherapists, a majority of people experience significant pain relief in the first session through the process of changing brain patterns. Pain may return in areas which are connected to certain old brain patterns which can still be prominent. Therefore, it is important to continue reinforcing the new pattern until it is the primary one and the old pain pattern is neutralized. As a result, it is beneficial to have a treatment 2-3 times per week for a few weeks to maximize the treatment response.
How long does a session Last?
Typically the first session will include an intake of information and last the longest, roughly 60 to 70 minutes. That allows me to combine head, neck and shoulder massage into the session. All sessions after that will typically run 45 to 60 minutes.
How many sessions are necessary?
The number of sessions is dependent on a client's needs, severity of condition and the bodies response rate. It is common that the severity of most conditions can be reduced by 4 to 6 sessions and greatly alleviated by 8 to 12 week sessions. Typically sessions begin at 1 or more per week for several weeks. Frequency then progressively decreases to either a maintenance or per diem schedule dependent upon each client's needs.
How long do benefits last?
It is common with severe pain to notice a mild to moderate reduction on the first visit, with effects continuing for several hours and beginning to subside after several days. With successive treatment the degree and duration of relief progressively extends with the possibility that benefits may last several weeks after just one or two sessions. Much depends on the severity of the condition and and each individuals response to therapy.
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