Learn More About Auriculotherapy
Auriculotherapy works by stimulating the central nervous system through the cranial nerves on the outside or auricle) of the ear.
Dr. Robbins also uses the Seed Method. These “seeds” are tiny magnets that are attached to the skin of the ear with a tiny adhesive band-aid to stimulate specific ear points. Seeds can be kept in place for about a week. This allows patients to stimulate these points themselves by pressing the seeds a few times throughout the day.
Auricular therapy generally has no side effects, primarily you may experience tenderness or inflammation to the ear itself. This should fade with time.
If you are concerned at any point, please call us and ask if your symptoms are normal.
Does it Hurt?
Since Dr. Robbins performs “needle-less” acupuncture, you should feel little to no pain at all.
There are many uses for Auricular Therapy. Below we have listed some of the commonly sought-after protocols.
Pain can be the most influential hindrance to your daily life, but it doesn’t have to be. Pain can come from a old injury, new injury or just plain old age. Using Auricular Therapy is proven to be one of the most effective ways of managing or eliminating these pains from any area of your body. It uses the body’s ability to release natural endorphins to reduce the pain. Then Auricular Therapy helps the body build up a higher pain tolerance while helping to resolve the causes of the pain. We use Auricular Therapy along with other modalities (magnets, LED and natural supplements) so we can help you manage your pain and get back to happy, normal life.
Our goal with Pain Management is to get the body away from pain killers totally. Pain can be the most influential hindrance to your daily life, but it doesn’t have to be. Auricular Therapy is proven to be one of the most effective ways of managing or eliminating pain from any area of your body.
Losing weight is something that more and more people are trying to do with varying degrees of success. We have many ways to stack the deck in your “flavor”. Auricular therapy is an alternative medicine that can reduce food cravings, controls appetite and helps strengthen your will power. It has been an effective aid in losing weight for many people. Using both traditional and non-traditional means, we can guide you through the process of healthy, lasting weight loss. In using the Auricular Treatments to help curb the body’s cravings, we have the ability to help detoxify the body with homeopathics and use our Weight loss program HA2CG supplements that are proven help to shed those unwanted “muffin top” inches!
Hearing Loss Restoration
Through the use of Auricular Therapy, we can restore your hearing ability and slow the progress of hearing deterioration. Sound vibrations from the middle ear make the fluid in the inner ear move. The fluid then bends tiny hair cells in the cochlea. When the hair cells move, impulses travel along the cochlear nerve to the brain. These nerve impulses are translated into sound in your brain. When the hearing protocol is used, these hair cells are regenerated among other cells, and the hearing is restored. This process can only be used if there is no damage to the ear drum or internal damage, from an accident, has not occurred. A recent hearing test is needed so progress can be documented. A 20 minute no-cost consultation is required for this protocol.
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling or other sounds. The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness. These sounds or noises are the result of the inner ear losing the ability to hear a specific tone or frequency. Through the use of Auricular Therapy, we can restore your hearing ability to a higher level and eliminate elements of the disruptive ringing sound. A mandatory 20 minute no-cost consultation is required for this protocol. Tinnitus can worsen in some people if they drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, drink caffeinated beverages or eat certain foods. For reasons not yet entirely clear to researchers, stress and fatigue seems to worsen tinnitus. We have many therapies to address tinnitus and its many stages.
Auricular Therapy has been found to have tremendous benefits when used for addictions. The programs we have will help those with addictions to break free. Particularly effective for clients wishing to stop smoking, it can also be used to battle alcoholism, drug addiction, and more. The NADA protocol has be shown to help with emotional, psychological, and physical difficulties of overcoming addiction.
The NADA protocol uses five specific ear reflex areas on each ear for addiction treatment:
- Sympathetic reflex – Balances sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and has a strong analgesic effect.
- Shenmen reflex – Called “Spirit Gate”, has a calming and relaxing effect to help alleviate anxiety and nervousness that can accompany withdrawal.
- Kidney reflex – Tonifys the source energy and essence that is often damaged through chemical abuse. The point can also help resolve fear and increase the willpower needed to overcome addiction.
- Liver reflex – Promotes repair of the Liver from drug and alcohol abuse and aids in resolving anger and aggression.
- Lung reflex – Strengthens the immune system and accelerates detoxification. Emotionally, it is associated with grief and letting go.
Auricular Therapy of the ear is a way to treat the entire body with reflex points or areas located on the ear. This alternative medicine therapy mobilizes endorphins and enkaphlins opioid peptides, increases serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitters, and increases levels of substance P and cholecystokinin (CCK). Auricular Therapy helps the body in balancing levels of stress and sex hormones. It helps reduce cortisol and glucose levels and allows the body to reduce its overall inflammation level. Auricular therapy modulates neurotransmitters and is very helpful in dealing with substance abuse recovery and mood disorders.
Please call us at any time to discuss other issues if you are unsure if Auricular Therapy can help you or a loved one, or set up a FREE 20 minute consult today.