A chiropractor seeking to expand the populations of patients who benefit from natural healing may add auriculotherapy as a modality. In support of the chiropractic adjustment it has been shown to improve a patient’s state of well-being or even be used in the treatment of low back pain.
The principle of auriculotherapy is based on the fact that a point or a zone on the ear corresponds to an organ or a system. In fact, the entire anatomy of the body can be mapped neurologically on the ear. In 1956, Dr. Paul Nogier discovered the treatment of disease based on a mechanism of neurological reflexes. Today, microcurrent stimulators are commonly used in a safe and simple approach to testing and resetting specific disturbed neurological frequencies.
Auriculotherapy, or what was once called Auriculomedicine, is not acupuncture or ear acupuncture. It does not use needling techniques nor does it involve meridians or energy channels. Auriculotherapy is taught in medical schools as mainstream clinical neurology.
Although more than 300 named conditions have been shown to benefit from auriculotherapy, including musculoskeletal complaints, Dr. Michael Magwood has studied auriculotherapy as it relates to Research associated with the American College of Addictionlology & Compulsive Disorders. His passion in prenatal chiropractic has also led to the care of many sufferers of postpartum depression as well.
Drs. Kenneth Blum, Jay Holder, and others published research in 2000 in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, modeling the effect of genetically compromised dopamine receptors in the diagnosis and treatment of addictive and compulsive behaviors.
Dr. Magwood has embraced ongoing research following a 2001 study in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry which further confirms the benefits of chiropractic (specifically the Torque Release Technique) and auriculotherapy as part of the successful treatment of patients suffering from addiction and compulsive behavior.
Helping those with the increasingly prevalent challenges of mental health including those on the autism spectrum, and those with ADHD, learning disorders and more are Dr. Magwood’s passion. Additionally the five addictions to work, food, sex, gambling and drugs require more attention from the chiropractic profession.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional advice from your physician or other qualified health provider if you have any questions about a medical condition.