What is Battlefield Acupuncture?


Battlefield Acupuncture is a system of treating pain and many other conditions using semi-permanent needles inserted into the outer ear. This is also known as auricular acupuncture.


The semi-permanent needles are very different from traditional acupuncture needles both in size and shape and they are also designed to be safe to remain in position for the next 1 to 5 days following treatment. Treatments are rapid and can provide long-lasting reduction and/or relief from even severe pain.


The protocol involves the insertion of up to 5 needles and may include other therapy techniques is desired, such as Hypnotherapy or EFT.  It can be used as both a stand-alone treatment or also supported by other therapies or run alongside such thing as diets etc.   An alternative to the needles is a  Mild Electro-stimulation device may be a better option for some clients. The needles are tiny, sterile and are designed to fall out in approximately 1 – 5 days.


Battlefield acupuncture is ideal in that clients do not need to disrobe or remove any items of clothing as only the ears need to be accessible. 


What Does it Treat?


There are more than 300 auriculotherapy points on the ear, and there are over 280 protocols that have been created to treat a wide range of conditions, covering


  • Addictive Behaviours and Drug Detoxification
  • Pain Relief
  • Dental Pain and Mouth Disorders
  • Stress-Related Disorders and Sleep Disorders
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Eyesight Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Nose and Throat Disorders
  • Skin and Hair Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal and Digestive Disorders
  • Heart and Circulatory Disorders
  • Lung and Respiratory Disorders
  • Kidney and Urinary Disorders
  • Abdominal Organ Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction and Endocrine Disorders
  • Gynaecological and Menstrual Disorders
  • Illnesses, Inflammations and Allergies


How Does it Work?


Auricular acupuncture is a diagnostic and treatment system based on normalizing the body's dysfunction through stimulation of points on the ear. Resulting amelioration of pain and illness is believed to be through the reticular formation and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.


Ear acupuncture, is an acupuncture technique similar to reflexology, and is speculated that the technique works because groups of pluripotent cells contain information from the whole organism and create regional organization centers representing different parts of the body, through recruitment of more cortex cells dedicated to specific areas of the body. Thus stimulation of a reflex point in the ear can relieve symptoms of distant pathology with a reliable duration.



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