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Auricular Medicine (Ear Acupuncture)
The theory behind ear (auricular) acupuncture views the ear as an inverted fetus. The internal organs and other parts of the body correspond to specific points of the ear. There are over 200 acupuncture points in the ear. The doctor can examine these points with a particular type of machine to diagnose the patient’s medical condition.
The treatment and prevention of ailments is gained through the stimulation of certain points on the ear with small needles or herbal seeds. Ear acupuncture has especially been proven effective in helping persons both to lose weight and to overcome addictions from smoking and drugs.