Auriculotherapy is a non-invasive form of electrical stimulation to the external ear for the relief of pain.
Auriculotherapy can be effective for many conditions. While the original basis of Auriculotherapy is in ancient Chinese acupuncture, the late Dr. Paul Nogier developed the current methods in France utilizing painless stimulation without needles. In the 1950's he began to notice that several of his patients informed him that a scar was a treatment of sciatica, which had given them relief within hours or minutes of treatment. After studying this phenomena, and doing some research, he began mapping other parts of the body. This research lead to the inverted fetus principle. This was the basis for his diligent work to advance this technique to what we know today.
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