Auricular therapy is an effective system for analyzing problem areas and treating the entire body from the ear. The auricle (ear) is used to stimulate specific parts of the brain that have a reflex connection to various organs and meridians in the body. The reflex points on the ear are stimulated to diminish the pathological activity of the affected region. This will lead to balance in the meridians and body and reduce stress and pain.
Known benefits of auricular therapy include meridian activation that regulates energy flow, stimulates the internal organs, improves blood and lymph fluid circulation in the body, stimulates deep relaxation, improves balanced brain activity, and stimulates the immune system.
Meridians and Trigger Points
Acupuncture meridians are the networking systems for the energetic circulation where you will find specific acupuncture points. The sensitivity and direction of energy flow determines the imbalances and blockages. These points can be stimulated with pressure; by electrical stimulation such as that from an acuscope; or with needles, which can only be done by a licensed acupuncturist. Trigger point therapy along meridians can treat many complex and chronic disorders from chronic pain and fatigue to allergy and stress disorders.
Muscle tension is due to increased intramuscular pressure during a muscle contraction, resulting in insufficient blood circulation in the muscle. The lack of blood circulation causes pain and joint restriction. Lack of use and repetitive movements can exacerbate the symptoms and intramuscular health. The healthy cell in the body has a normal charge around it that allows chemicals and waste products to pass in and out of it. Unhealthy cells lose the proper charge, causing an electrical resistance of the healthy exchange in and out of the cell. The electro-acuscope sends a microcurrent to the unhealthy cells that will restore the cells’ charge and allow healthy exchange of chemicals and waste products. The muscles’ blood circulation is restored, pain is decreased, and joint movement improves.
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