While allopathic medicine has gained global fame due to of its practices and innumerable benefits, there are also other ancient types of treatments that are administered in various parts of the world to maintain the well being and health of the human body. Same with the types of ancient Chinese medicine such as acupuncture and acupressure, auricular acupuncture has also garnered widespread fame in Asia and in the other countries of Europe. Auricular acupuncture in Jacksonville entails the use if needles to stimulate the affected organs in the body through the use of the outer part of the ear. Recently, rather than needling the ear with hair thin needles or applying manual pressure on predetermined points, the acupoints on the ear are stimulated by means of magnets, ear pellets, and lasers.

Ancient documents indicate the use of auricular acupuncture in China in 500 B.C. The relevance of this procedure was discovered by Dr. Paul Nogier, a Frenchman, who saw that the points on the external part of the ear have specific relationships with the internal organs of the body. He compared the ear to that of an inverted fetus with the lower ear lobe representing the head, the top of the external ear, the feet, and everything in-between the outer ear, the rest of the body.

Although deemed to be a branch of alternative medicine, auricular acupuncture works best when used with other forms of therapies such as chiropractic therapy, homeopathy, and acupuncture, among others. It can be used to significantly alleviate bodily ailments such as tension, pain, and stress. In allopathic medicine, body pain is managed by using painkillers that have endomorphins. In auricular acupuncture, acupuncture, and acupressure, the inner energy of the body is regulated, balanced, and stimulated, causing the body generate and release endomorphins in order to alleviate pain. A typical session takes around thirty minutes to an hour in order for the body to release the endomorphins. These therapies balance the energy in the body by rectifying the reflex centers in the brain which thus lessens pain.

The World Health Organization has approved auricular acupuncture as an effective and safe treatment. Recently, it also has been used to cure smoking and drug addiction. There have been no reports of side effects and it is deemed as an ideal substitute to acupuncture. To stimulate the surface of the auricles, the practitioner uses various frequencies through the use of a micro stimulation device to prevent smoking addiction in people. The rate of success of this treatment is a whopping 80 percent as it lessens the severity of cravings and withdrawal symptoms to nicotine in smoking addicts.

As with other alternative therapies, in order to correctly and safely use this treatment, one needs proper training under the supervision of a professional if they have to practice themselves.