Auriculotherapy is a technique of using points on the skin of the auricle (external ear) to diagnose and treat pain and medical conditions of the body. Also referred to as Auricular Medicine, practitioners all over the world use this therapy to treat pain, addictions and internal disorders with excellent results. Whether used in conjunction with another treatment or by itself, auriculotherapy is often effective when other treatments have failed. Best of all, it is safe, non-invasive and virtually free of side effects.
Treatments available include:
- Allergies Headache Sinusitis
- Anxiety Hemorrhoids Smoking Withdrawal
- Asthma Hyperactivity Sore Throat
- Bladder Control Insomnia Toothache
- Constipation Knee Pain Vision Problems
- Depression PMS Weight Control
- Gall Bladder Shingles
How does Auriculotherapy work ?
Specific points on the ear have been mapped for the treatment of specific problems. These points, when stimulated, often have positive effects on the target are of the body.
What should I expect ?
Dr Gallant will usually begin by inspecting certain points that may be related to your problem on one or both of your ears. The ears may be checked by visual inspection, palpation, or electrical testing. When therapeutically active points are located, they will be treated with one of several possible treatment methods, including electrical or laser stimulation, pressure, taping of a tack or seed to the skin, or insertion of very small acupuncture needles
Is it painful ?
Auriculotherapy is generally very comfortable. If Dr Gallant uses electrical stimulation, you may feel a mild electrical sensation. If a needle is used you may feel a small needle prick.
How quickly can I expect relief ?
Auriculotherapy often produces very rapid effects. Some treatments take effect immediately, while others are cumulative in nature, become increasingly effective with more treatments.