The treatment is believed to be auricular acupuncture
, which involves sticking needles in inmates' outer ears.
The effects of auricular acupuncture
on weight reduction and feeding-related cytokines: A pilot study.
Evaluation of scalp and auricular acupuncture
on EEG, HRV, and PRV.
Kain, "The use of auricular acupuncture
to reduce preoperative anxiety," Anesthesia & Analgesia, vol.
(55-57) All of these studies used auricular acupuncture
instead of conventional body acupuncture.
, education, and smoking cessation: A randomized, sham-controlled trial.
as a treatment for pregnant women who have low back and posterior pelvic pain: a pilot study.
Ann Merrill was trained in October to serve on the Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps (CAMRC) which responds to local and national disasters using auricular acupuncture
to aid in the process of healing from trauma.
Chinese Auricular Acupuncture
narrows the focus to ear acupuncture techniques and uses the concepts of traditional Chinese acupuncture to examine clinical applications of ear acupuncture points.
It has now been given a Centre of Excellence acupuncture award by Smart UK, an auricular acupuncture
Parental auricular acupuncture
as an adjunct for parental presence during induction of anesthesia.