Auricular acupuncture is a distinct form of acupuncture that treats the ear exclusively, by using tiny needles in special ear acupuncture points. The ear represents a “map” of the whole body, which allows any part of the body to be treated via the corresponding ear point. Auricular acupuncture rebalances the vital energy to the area of the body needing treatment, thereby allowing the body to heal itself.
Dr. Kowalski and Dr. Kozak have found auricular acupuncture to be particularly effective in treating addictions to cigarettes, alcohol, and dependency on other chemicals such as recreational drugs. When they use auricular acupuncture, it is used in tandem with 5 Element Acupuncture, to balance the person as a whole.