Auricular acupuncture is an alternative medicine with some documented success in treating anxiety, insomnia, smoking, drug addictions and obesity. Not all studies have generated conclusive positive results and more research is needed to accurately evaluate the efficacy of the procedure in treating multiple ailments.
This thesis is based on the following papers, which are referred to in the text by their Roman numerals. I Bergdahl L, Berman AH, Haglund K. Patients experience of auricular acupuncture during protracted withdrawal Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 2014; 21(2):. Publications and Thesis The Physiological Effects of Breathing Exercises, Graduate Student of Traditional Chinese Medicine 1: 34, 1985 The influence of constitution theory on the treatment strategy from classic TCM guide Jin Gui Yao Lue.
Apr 01, 2014 With respect to the scientific basis of auriculotherapy, it is necessary to discuss three different aspects: (1) the acupoint identification; (2) the maps or cartographies Auricular acupuncture thesis the ear pavilion; and (3) the central nervous system (CNS) connections and interactions.
What is Auricular Acupuncture? Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body. The ear holds a microsystem of the body, consistent with the brain map discoveries of Canadian neuroscientist Wilder Penfield. Dr. This image shows three body style acupuncture needles and a pack of auricular acupuncture ear tacks.
The body style needles are called filiform needles because they are solid, not hollow. The coins are included in the image for size perspective. Auricular acupressure may stimulate the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, leading to an increase in parasympathetic activity and modifying both autonomic and central nervous system activity. HF reflects vagal activity that contributes to the maintenance of homeostasis during menstrual pain.
Auricular acupuncture (AA) is defined as a form of acupuncture in which needles are placed in various positions of the ear to affect the person. It postulates body correlates on the ear, so a treatment performed upon the ear