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New Trends in Ear Acupuncture
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2020 (Open) Submit Now
Terry Oleson, PhD
Auriculotherapy Certification Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Research Interests: Auriculotherapy; acupuncture; auricular medicine
Gerhard Litscher, MSc, PhD, MDsc
Professor and Head of the Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, of the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and of the TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 39, 8036 Graz, Austria
Research Interests: Biomedical engineering; neuromonitoring in anesthesia and intensive care medicine; high-tech acupuncture; laserneedle medicine; complementary and integrative laser medicine; evidence-based complementary medicine
About this topic
Ear acupuncture (also auricular therapy, auriculotherapy, and auriculoacupuncture) is a form of alternative medicine. It is a type of acupuncture that involves inserting needles into specific points on the ear. Stimulating these points is thought to promote healing in other areas of the body.
In traditional Chinese medicine, each of these effects is considered essential in treating disease and achieving health. Auricular acupuncture is considered a "microsystem" in which the whole body is mapped on the ear in miniature.
Ear acupuncture is typically used for these and other health conditions:
Irritable bowel syndrome
We welcome scholars and colleagues in the field to discuss new trends and more details about ear acupuncture.
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Received: 17 May 2020; Published: 09 December 2020; doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2004045
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