Auricular (ear) acupuncture is very effective because your ear is a microsystem of the human body. A microsystem is where you superimposing an image of the whole body onto a smaller part of the body. There are more than 70 acupuncture points found on the ear. These acupuncture points correspond to all the major parts of the body. If you have knee pain, there is a place on the ear just to treat your knee. If you have digestive problems, there is a Stomach point I could choose on your ear.
So how do you map the human body on an ear? Imagine if I flipped you upside down and shrunk you down to the size of an ear (so your earlobe is now your head). This is how we image the human body on the ear. That little ridge inside your ear that sticks out? That is where we image the spine in auricular acupuncture, so if you’ve had back surgery there is usually a small line that is visible or dented in slightly along that ridge that corresponds to where you had surgery. This blows my mind every time I see it. Pretty cool.
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