Auricular Therapy

John Pinto, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Advanced Wellness of Westfield

John Pinto, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Westfield, NJ

Auricular Therapy Specialist
Dr. John Pinto offers auricular therapy for the treatment of painful conditions. The auricular therapy is an alternative holistic method using specific points on the ear, called meridians, to stimulate healing. Patients in Westfield, New Jersey, can visit Dr. Pinto at Advanced Wellness of Westfield for auricular therapy.

Auricular Therapy Q & A

by John Pinto, D.C.

What is auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy is a method of holistic healing like acupuncture. Instead of the traditional needles that are used with acupuncture, auriculotherapy uses seeds placed on the reflex points in the ears. By observing the structure, color, and other specifics of the ear, Dr. Pinto can diagnose the locations in the body where specific problems have developed. When the corresponding meridian points in the ears are gently stimulated, they signal the brain to improve circulation and health. The more the seeds are stimulated, the more health benefits will be received. Auriculotherapy can reduce the tension, stress, and pain not entirely relieved by other medical procedures, but works best when implemented as part of a multidisciplinary complement of multiple treatment approaches.

What conditions does auriculotherapy treat?

Auriculotherapy works best on degenerative conditions or chronic pain such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Multiple sclerosis

Other conditions where auriculotherapy is effective include diseases or dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and cardiovascular systems. Auriculotherapy is also a very effective treatment for addictions such as smoking or nicotine addiction.

How does auriculotherapy affect painful conditions?

Most chronic pain is the result of constrictions of the connective tissue resulting in muscles spasms. Muscles do not remain in spasm unless the motor neurons cause them to contract. By stimulating the reflex points in the ear, the pathological brain patterns connected through these trigger points will reset to stop the unwanted activation of spinal reflexes. This also helps to ease pain sensations brought on by irritated nerves. Used by itself or in combination with other forms of treatment, auriculotherapy is very effective at pain relief. Most chronic conditions can be treated one to three times per week. However, in more severe conditions, auriculotherapy can be performed more often. If you’re interested in auriculotherapy, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Pinto at Advanced Wellness of Westfield.

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