Auricular (Ear) Therapy

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The ears have been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent different diseases for over 2000 years in China. As recorded in the one and only renowned Chinese textbook called Huang Di Nei Jing, the ears were found to reflect the conditions of the internal organs and were linked to the pathways of our neural nodes (acupoints). However, the discoveries at that time were not that significant. It was not until 1959, when French physician, Dr. Paul Nogier discovered a relationship between ears and diseases that the study of human ears and their diagnostic values began to be popular in China.

Auricular acupuncture is based on the idea that our internal organs, tissue, limbs, brains, bones are all ‘mapped’ onto the external surface of the ear. In fact, the ears symbolize an upside down fetus. Therefore, by stimulating specific areas on the ear with acupuncture/intradermal needles, we can send a direct message to the central nervous system, through the cranial nerves on the auricle of the ear, to eliminate pathological effects or reverse the progression of illnesses. Auricular acupuncture is most often used for addiction, smoking cessation, weight loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional issues, insomnia, chronic fatigue, and many more.

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I truly enjoy Shirley and Ed at the Acupuncture Center. They take the time to listen and I never feel rushed. They are atentative to listening to your body's imbalances and listening to feedback on follow-up visits.

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Shirley had helped me so much in the past several months. It has been great to find someone who will find the root of the problem and not just put a bandaid on it.

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Fantastic! I've been going for over a year and Edward he is so thorough and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Tara L. on Google

Shirley and Edward have shown care and patience the first time I saw them. Never have I seen people who are so meticulous with such detail!

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My treatment has been with Shirley. She is a very caring professional and cares about all aspects of your life, not just the reason you came in. I have had nutritional counseling, Chinese herbs, and acupuncture with her, and I highly recommend her.

Kate H. on Yelp

My first impression was a peaceful and clean waiting area, the wait was, well there was NO wait really. Ed was awesome attentive and patient while I rambled on with my "issues". He spent a great deal of time evaluating my painful ankle, and explaining my treatment plan as well as the payment and insurance process.

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