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Treat Your Ailments & Kick Habits with Auricular Acupuncture

Contributed by Polly Collins, RN, LMT

Chronic pain, every day ailments, stress, anxiety, and obesity
affect millions of people. These conditions can cause physical or emotional symptoms. But did you know that a simple complementary treatment can help alleviate some of these concerns?

Auricular (ear) acupuncture is a specialized complementary therapy that enables the body to restore its natural energy balance and improve overall health. Using small needles a specialist inserts the needles in specific points on the inner and outer ear lobe which are kept in place for 45 minutes. The protocol was originally developed to reduce symptoms of patterned behavior, addictions, cravings and substance use withdrawal management.

Auricular therapy is based on the same ancient traditional Chinese medicine as acupuncture. It’s been helpful in efforts to curb pesky food and nicotine cravings. Specific areas on the ears match, or target, different places in the body. When stimulation is applied the brain is sent signals. Once this occurs, patients experience a deep inner calmness, reduced anxiety, better sleep, and improvements in physical and emotional health.

For those who suffer from chronic pain, tension, stress, anxiety, depression, obesity or want to stop smoking talk to one of the Integrative Medicine specialists. Visit our website or schedule an appointment at (513) 475-WLNS (9567).

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