Ear Acupuncture is a system of acupuncture that uses the external ear to identify and treat dysfunctions of the body by stimulating specific points in the ear. Auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture) is a microsystem that has been popularly used for addiction treatment, such as eating and nicotine.
Ear acupuncture is a combination of science and art.
The science of ear acupuncture is based on the stimulation of the nerves innervating the ear. Four nerves have been identified to innervate the auricle. The great auricular nerve (cervical plexus), the auriculotemporal nerve (trigeminal nerve), the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, and the occipitalis minor nerve (cervical plexus).