She devises a tailor-made protocol of treatments using a combination of Eastern Asian and Western therapies, including ancient Chinese fiveelement acupuncture, auricular therapy
, Korean hand therapy, reflexology and aromatherapy.
We used the keywords: "((Acupuncture, Ear) OR (auricular acupuncture) OR (auricular acupressure) OR (auricular acupoint stimulation) OR (auricular therapy
) OR (moxibustion)) AND ((weight reduction) OR (overweight) OR (obesity))." Of these, "Acupuncture, Ear" and "obesity" are Medical Subject Headings Terms.
In the study, researchers from the Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea looked at 91 overweight people and found that a form of acupuncture, known as auricular therapy
(ear or Auriculotherapy), helped achieve a six percent reduction in body mass index (BMI).
She includes non-traditional modalities like auricular therapy
, aromatherapy, reflexology, and the Bach Flower essences.
The NPPO auricular therapy
protocol was used to manage and optimize these modifications (17-21).
Ever fancied Thermal Auricular Therapy
? Also known as Hopi Ear Candles, they are a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions.
Also known as thermo auricular therapy
, in Hopi ear candling each ear is done at a time and takes just over ten minutes so an entire treatment with consultation and massage will take about an hour.
Ear candling - or the rather sciencey-sounding "Thermo Auricular Therapy
" - involves a hollow candle being burnt in the ear.
Described as a safe, natural smoking cessation product with a proven record of success in Europe and, more recently, on television, the company's Zerosmoke uses the principles of what is known as auricular therapy
to help people stop smoking.
for smoking cessation is a technique in which a small stimulus is applied to the nerve endings on the exterior of the ear.
Councillor Hazel Pearson, chairman of governors at Middlesbrough College, was a willing guinea pig when beauty therapy staff and students wanted to try Thermal Auricular Therapy
Funded by the Learning and Skills Council Coventry and Warwickshire, courses on offer in September include aromatherapy, reflexology, thermal- auricular therapy
, Indian head massage and Swedish massage.