Accessibility View Close toolbar

357 Highway 74 N. Suite 1

Peachtree City, GA 30269 US

770-632-1995

Open mobile navigation

Auriculotherapy ~ cupping ~ Tapping ~ Acupuncture

Auriculotherapy

Developed by Neurologists and Endorsed by the World Health Organization, Auriculotherapy is a safe, effective micro-current stimulation of nerve endings on the outer ears to help balance and/or normalize a range of physiological and psychological functions. This gentle electrical stimulation of the external ear is used to alleviate health conditions in other parts of the body.

While originally based upon ancient Chinese Ear Acupuncture, the mapping of specific parts of the body to specific parts of the ear was first developed in modern France by Dr. Paul Nogier.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Auriculotherapy is often confused with ear acupuncture but it uses no needles, and instead of "meridians", it uses nerve connections. A micro-current stimulator is placed on reflex points on the outside of the ear. These points then send a message to the brain based on the location of the reflex point being treated. Most people feel only a tiny tingling at the ear reflex points during treatment.

Imagine your brain as a computer... Inside this computer is a "map" of the entire body. This map is projected onto the ear through the body's nervous system. Accessing the points on the map is like using a computer's keyboard or mouse to gain entrance into the system. With this system we are able to directly treat a number of problems and conditions through the "brain's computer".

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Auriculotherapy is used to stimulate the brain into manufacturing and activating "well-being" neurotransmitters such as endorphins and dopamine. The objective of Auricular Therapy is to reduce the cravings, and anxiety that drive a person to engage in self destructive or socially unacceptable behaviors. To be certified to treat patients with Auriculotherapy one must be a physician; a doctor of Medicine, Osteopathy, or Chiropractic and one must be licensed in his or her state for electro-stimulation modalities. Auriculotherapy is not acupuncture nor ear acupuncture and needles are not used. Auriculotherapy works directly to restore normal brain chemistry and facilitate healthy thoughts, behaviors and lifestyle.

THE EAR/BODY MAP

There are no "meridians" that cross the ear.  There is however a rich network of nerve endings which travel from the skin of the ear through the cranial and cervical nerve roots and then back into the brain. The ear to brain connection is the shortest and most direct of any of the body's neurological "micro-systems" (a small representation of the whole body's anatomy).

Auriculotherapy is the only direct micro-system that can be used for both diagnosis and treatment. Iridology is the only other direct micro-system, but this can only be used for diagnosis. All other Microsystems such as foot reflexology and Acupuncture are indirect.

WHAT HAPPENS?

An Auriculotherapy treatment can take just minutes. You will be lying on your side or back with a comfortable pillow to support your neck. The practitioner will be running a small battery-powered micro-current device around your ear. You will hear a quiet, high-pitch noise coming from the Stim. When the practitioner treats an active reflex point that he or she has located, you may feel a sensation similar to a pulse or a pin-prick. This sensation will only last 30–60 seconds for each point treated.

Micro-current + Laser is used in preference to needles, acupressure, laser and other forms of current (e.g. TENS), as this best matches the natural frequencies of the nerves being treated. Hence Micro-current is attempting to normalize abnormal nerve activities. The advanced design of the instrument we utilize has the additional advantage of being able to locate the active reflex points, as well as treat them.

There are no known contraindications or dangers of Auriculotherapy. (For ultra-safety we do not recommend this treatment if you have a pacemaker or are in the first trimester of pregnancy.) The number and regularity of Auriculotherapy sessions will depend on the severity and complexity of the health problems being treated and the severity and number of active reflex points located upon examination.

Auriculotherapy can be used as a "stand-alone" treatment, but we have also found it extremely effective and complementary when combined with the modern Chiropractic techniques utilized in our practice.

Call Today for a complimentary confidential 15 minute Precare Interview with Dr. Shearer to discuss your concerns and explore solutions!

                                                                                                                    

 Approximate cost $15 - $45

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

closed

Wednesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:30 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

closed

Saturday:

By Appointment

678-633-2354

Sunday:

closed

closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Testimonials coming soon."

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Holiday Stress - Take a Deep Breath

    Most of us pay little attention, if any, to the daily functioning of our many physiological systems. Our hearts beat, our digestive systems digest, and our various hormones, such as those deriving from the thyroid gland, adrenal gland, and pancreas, do what they do. It's all good... until it's not. ...

    Read More
  • Proper Overindulgence Over the Holidays

    Proper Overindulgence Over The Holidays The term "overindulgence" is probably best assessed as a red flag, especially with respect to consistent overconsumption of high-calorie comfort food and desserts during the holiday season. An overall healthier perspective could be described as "indulgence" regarding ...

    Read More
  • The 5 Senses

    The 5 Senses The five senses, that is, the sense of sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell, provide us with necessary information regarding the world around us.1 These precious capabilities enable us to navigate our environment with seemingly instantaneous feedback with reference to our actions and ...

    Read More
  • The Benefits of Sleep for Adults

    Obtaining sufficient restful sleep is an essential requirement for optimal human productivity. Such a practice is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet, regular vigorous exercise, and a positive mental attitude. How much sleep one needs varies from person to person. ...

    Read More
  • Back to School and Mental Wellness

    Summer is a subjectively fleeting season and school days are upon us once again. For children, this bittersweet time marks the completion of a period of relative freedom and the beginning of a new set of responsibilities. For adults, the onset of late summer and early fall signals yet another turn of ...

    Read More
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries

    A repetitive motion injury (or overuse injury) involves doing an action over and over again, as with a baseball pitcher throwing a baseball, a tennis player hitting a tennis ball, typing at a computer keyboard, and most notoriously, typing with your thumbs on the tiny keypad of your phone. It may be ...

    Read More
  • Left-Handers Day

    Left-Handers Day Left-Handers Day, celebrated on August 15th, was launched in 1992 by the Left-Handers Club, an organization based in the United Kingdom. Since then, Left-Handers Day has become a worldwide event and social media phenomenon. Around the world, approximately one in ten persons is left-handed. ...

    Read More
  • Peak Experiences

    Peak Experiences The American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau roamed far and wide over the hills and mountains of his native Massachusetts and neighboring New Hampshire. In his masterwork, "Walden," Thoreau famously stated that we must "reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical ...

    Read More
  • Dynamic Warm-ups

    In a common occurrence, you bend over to pick up the pencil you inadvertently dropped on the floor. Or you bend over to pick up the soap bar that has slipped through your fingers in the shower. Or you bend over to lift a bag of groceries out of your automobile trunk. These are all daily events. But on ...

    Read More
  • Summer Sports

    Summer Sports In the summertime, everyone's thoughts turn to the outdoors. We want to get out in the sun and have some fun. Some people do exercise outdoors, such as running, walking, and biking, all year long regardless of the weather.1 For others, summer's warmer temperatures make activity outside ...

    Read More