In Chinese medicine, the ear is seen as a microsystem. This means that one part of the body to treat conditions present anywhere in the body. Another familiar microsystem is foot reflexology. Acupuncture points on the ear are stimulated with fine needles and the whole body, mind and spirit receives the benefit.
Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular acupuncture, has along history of use in China. In modern times, research has shown that auricular therapy stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s own feel good hormones.
Auricular acupuncture is especially effective for treating:
- post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- whatever ails you: the whole body is treated through the ear.
These five needles balance the nervous system (shen men point), the endocrine system (sympathetic point), and balance the entire body by stimulating points relating to the three major organs of detoxification: lungs, liver and kidneys. Together these five points increase relaxation and rejuvenation. This powerful point combination can also align the body, release pain, and decrease insomnia, headaches, anxiety and depression.
Ear treatment can be used as part of a regular treatment, but in December we are offering this balancing, stress-reducing five point ear protocol for just $25 a session! This offer is open to all clients: new and returning clients. You can come as many times as you like. These treatments do not require an extensive intake, and you can be on your way in less than an hour (the needles are usually in for 30 - 45 minutes.)
When you make your appointment, please let Dave know if you want to schedule for a ear acupuncture treatment only. This is a great gift to yourself in December, a month where we all do so much for other people. Take the time to relax, rejuvenate and feel your best!
Call or email with any questions or to schedule an appointment: (412) 381-0116.
Birch Center for Health