Ear acupuncture is the insertion of very tiny stainless steel acupuncture needles into the ear to eradicate health problems. Sometimes we use ear seeds or ear pellets, that are taped onto the ear. The patient is then asked to press on the ear seeds a few times a day for a prescribed number of minutes. Ear tacks, or seeds can be extremely helpful for weight loss, anxiety, fear, or depression among other issues like pain.
Ear acupuncture is also known as auriculotherapy, auricular therapy, auriculoacupuncture, or auricular medicine. The technique is an ancient one, first developed in China. In the last 50 years, French physician Dr. Paul Nogier, has done extensive research on ear acupuncture.
Ear Acupuncture with James Whittle M.S., L.Ac.
Asheville acupuncturist, James Whittle has had extensive training in ear acupuncture and uses it regularly in his acupuncture clinic in Asheville North Carolina. James has been trained in battlefield acupuncture by Dr. Richard Niemtzow MD, and in many other ear modalities. He also received training from the son of the father of modern ear aucpuncture, Dr. Raphael Nogier MD.
Ear acupuncture is extremely relaxing, enjoyable and completely safe. Plus, it doesn’t hurt and is a great acupuncture therapy for children. To learn more about ear acupuncture in Asheville, call the Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic for a free consultation: (828) 254-4405.