Join Now!      Login

Whole Person Wellness Program Wellness Model
Skip Navigation Links
Health Centers
Key Services
Medicial Mistakes?
How many people each year suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death after a hospital visit?
from 46,000 to 78,000
from 78,000 to 132,000
from 132,000 to 210,000
from 210,000 to 440,000

 Acupuncture: Auricular Acupuncture for Addictive Behavior 
Traditional Chinese Medicine, other alternative practitioners, and even traditional Western practices have had proven success using auricular acupuncture in the healing of addictions and addictive behaviors. Auricular acupuncture is a specialized treatment based on a protocol of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, using points in the ears that relate to organs involved in detoxification or addiction treatment--specifically the liver, kidneys, lungs, and nervous system. Some of the benefits reported by patients and clinicians include improved program retention, a more optimistic and cooperative attitude toward the process of recovery as well as reductions in cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance and need for pharmaceuticals.

TCM practitioners agree that auricular acupuncture helps clients develop a balance in mind and body, and helps them to substitute healthy self-nurturing behavior for addictions or habits that are destructive--a process of healing that can be a source of strength with a renewal of the flow of vital forces, or qi.

Auricular acupuncture has been headline celebrity news for some years. Celebrities such as Kate Moss have publicly commended the use of auricular acupuncture. Today, addiction is not just a matter of substance abuse. Shopping, gambling, sex, the internet, food and even the use of Blackberries and other mobile internet devices - can be addictive. The common thread is that all of these are compulsive, emotional disorders, which even Western medical practitioners admit - can be curbed by the use of Auricular Acupuncture.

TCM looks at addiction as a two-part problem. The first part is mental and emotional obsession for something or to do something. Afterwards, there is a physical and emotional craving. TCM practitioners find ear acupuncture treatment helps to deal with that mental obsession. Auricular acupuncture then works to restore this balance.

For more information on herbs and health please contact Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at (800) 729-0941, or visit

 Comments Add your comment 

 About The Author
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine  Pacific College of Oriental Medicine believes that the energetic and physiological principles of Oriental medicine are grounded in the laws of nature. While they may seem mysterious at times, they are not mystical.......more
 From Our Friends
Popular & Related Products
Popular & Featured Events
2019 National Wellness Conference
     October 1-3, 2019
     Kissimmee, FL USA
Additional Calendar Links
Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness, Eating, dimension!

Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Wellness Inventory       Wellness Center
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us
Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Are you ready to embark on a personal wellness journey with our whole person approach?
Learn More/Subscribe
Are you looking to create or enhance a culture of wellness in your organization?
Learn More
Do you want to become a wellness coach?
Learn More
Free Webinar