Auricular therapy also known as auriculotherapy, ear acupressure or auriculo-acupressure. This therapy comes under alternative medicine. Auricular therapy uses the concept that our ear is a microsystem that corresponds and reflects our entire body. The auricle is the outer portion of the ear hence the name auricular therapy. Stimulating certain points on the surface of the ear allows the patient to relax and treats the physical, mental and emotional health. It is not just the ear that can be used for the application of treatment; there are other areas on your body which upon stimulation also promote relaxation and relief. It is majorly used to relieve stress, depression and anxiety. It helps the patient to be calm and relaxed. It is a non-invasive method of treatment. 

Auricular therapy originates from China. It is an ancient healing therapy that uses acupressure points on the body to treat various conditions. The same is applied to the ear. The traditional Chinese method of treatment was thoroughly study by Dr. Paul Nogier. Dr. Paul Nogier is acknowledged as the father of auricular therapy. In 1950’s Dr. Paul Nogier (France) stumbled upon his patients who has a scar on their ears. Turned out his patients were treated for the sciatica pain. Sciatica pain is basically pain radiating along the sciatic nerve that run along both your legs from the lower back. He discovered that a woman had cauterized certain portion of the ear to treat the sciatica pain. Paul Nogier decided to test this and he started stimulating the sciatica point using other means like needles or seeds or simply applying pressure in that area. He was also able to treat the sciatica pain by stimulating these areas. He observed that the ear looks a lot like an upside -down fetus where if you examine carefully you can see the earlobe represents the fetus’ head and the legs will be the upper part of the ear and the middle part will represent rest of the body. The science of auricular therapy has been extensively researched, documented and publish however most doctors are not aware of it.

Let Us See the Auricular Treatment for Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce enough insulin or is not able to insulin is not being properly used by the body or a combination. A lack of insulin or resistance to insulin causes the glucose levels to shoot up. Diabetes type I is basically an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks and destroys the beta cells in the pancreas which are responsible for producing insulin. The damage is permanent due to the destruction of cells. The type II diabetes starts with insulin resistance which means the body cannot utilize the insulin as it should. This results in low levels of insulin increasing the blood sugar levels. The reason for type II diabetes could be genetic, lack of exercise or obesity. Environmental reasons can also be responsible for the cause of diabetes. Symptoms usually include excessive thirst or hunger, frequent urination, fatigue, drowsiness, dry and itchy skin, blurry vision and slow healing wounds. Diabetes treatment by Auricular therapy is known to help in the treatment of both types of diabetes type I and type II. The treatment protocol involves starting with the local point on the ear. Since insulin is produced by the pancreas so you take the local point on the ear for the pancreas. After this you treat the digestive system to improve metabolism. You will take the auricular points for stomach, duodenum, live and the spleen to strengthen digestion. After that you will take the respective spine points. Since all the organs are connected to the spine, stimulating the spine point helps in improving the functioning of these organs therefore, you take the points known as thoracic 5, 6, 7, 8. 

Auricular therapy for diabetes will also help in increasing the levels of endorphins in your blood which will help in reducing pain. It may also help in regulating the sugar levels in your blood. Auricular treatment of diabetes has no known side effects. It is a holistic approach to treatment and it might help you provide with some relief from the symptoms.