A Primer for People Considering Auricular Acupuncture in Palm Harbor

//A Primer for People Considering Auricular Acupuncture in Palm Harbor

A Primer for People Considering Auricular Acupuncture in Palm Harbor

Auricular or ear acupuncture essentially follows the principles of conventional acupuncture, except it is focused solely on points on or around the earlobes. People considering acupuncture in Palm Harbor may opt for it as a stand-alone treatment, or else use it to supplement other healing techniques like cupping and massage. How exactly does ear acupuncture work?

Auricular AcupunctureThe Point of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is based on the belief that qi, or the life energy that flows within every living organism, can be blocked by stress, trauma, or illness. Acupuncturists aim to restore this flow by stimulating the body’s reflex points where the energy might be stuck, using needles.

Pressure Points in the Ear

The body is full of components that are interconnected with each other. Triggering electrical impulses in one part can affect another part in an entirely different area. Your local acupuncturist knows that within the structure of your ears are pressure points that can connect to everything from your heart to your brain—as well as your pancreas, bladder, knees, liver, eyes, and mouth.

A Treatment for Disease

An article on WiseGeek.com states that auricular acupuncture can help treat various illnesses and conditions, or at least ease their symptoms:

Auricular acupuncture is thought to be effective in treating mental/emotional disturbances including anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It is also used to treat physical pain such as arthritis, back pain, migraine, headache, tendonitis, and sciatic pain. Through stimulation of corresponding points in the brain and body, auricular acupuncture is also used as a therapy to treat digestive problems such as colitis and indigestion, as well as respiratory and sinus problems like asthma, hay fever and sinusitis.

How Often to Get Acupuncture

Though auricular acupuncture is a viable option if you want to ease your stressed muscles and joints, you might want to consult a medical professional first before getting continuous treatment. You should also remember that not all acupuncturists will perform this treatment exactly the same way, so it is best to ask for information on the treatment you are about to receive.

A reliable acupuncturist in Palm Harbor like the one at East West Healing Solutions should be able to customize your treatment based on your needs.

(Article Excerpt and Image from What is Auricular Acupuncture?, WiseGeek.com)

By | 2017-07-26T05:50:59+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Info Article|Comments Off on A Primer for People Considering Auricular Acupuncture in Palm Harbor

About the Author:

Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist. She is the founder of East West Healing Solutions and is dedicated to helping patients enjoy optimum health. Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993. Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient.. “Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!, Dr. Marie Perkins tells her patients.” Aside from offering Traditional Acupuncture to Palm Harbor patients, her clinic also offers several other complementary treatments such as Herbal prescriptions, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Diathermia, Dry Aqua Massage, Cold Laser Therapy, Medical Massage and Postural Analysis among others. Dr. Perkins also develops customized, personal healing and health plans for each patient at East West Healing Solutions.