If you’re a regular visitor to our website, you must have seen the term “auriculotherapy” more than once, and you may also know it is the method we use here at Forma Vital to help you lose weight. What you probably don’t know is that it can also help you in many other ways. Here, we’re going to explain where it comes from, how it is used, and how it can help you improve your life.

¿Where Does It Come from?

For more than 2000 years, traditional Chinese medicine has used auricular therapy to treat different diseases. Yet, it was until the 1950s when a French doctor, Paul Nogier (1908-1996), created a detailed map of the auricular pavilion (the ear).

This map establishes a close relationship between some specific points on the ear and the body organs and tissues. This is known as microsystem, and means that one body part (the ear, in this case) can reflex our body as a whole.

Auriculotherapy has been so effective that, in the last years, several research centers have carried out scientific studies to explain how it works; even the World Health Organization has endorsed it as a reliable alternative method for health care.


¿How Does It Work?

Auriculotherapy stimulates specific points on the surface of the ear to have an effect over the body organs and functions. This is how it can help prevent and treat varied diseases; when an auricular point is stimulated, it we can identify which body part is affected and, if continued pressure is applied, we can create a more balanced condition in the patient.

There are different methods for auricular stimulation, such as: acupuncture needles, pressure with seeds, electrical stimulation, or electromagnetic pellets. Here at Forma Vital we prefer the use of electromagnetic pellets, as they don’t cause any pain (as needles do), and they combine the pressure produced by ear seeds with electrical stimulation.

¿Which Diseases Can Be Treated with Auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy has been successfully used to treat a wide variety of diseases, as well as for pain management. Among some of the most commonly conditions treated with this method are the following:

  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Constipation
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sciatica and back pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Addictions

Moreover, it is a safe method, easy to be applied; it can be combined with any other therapeutic approach, and has no drug interactions.

Auriculotherapy for Weight Loss

Even if stimulating auricular points will not magically melt off our body fat, it will certainly help us curb our appetite, reduce water retention, and get rid of toxins.

On top of being 100% safe, as several studies have shown, it can help us control some other problems commonly related to overweight, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

So with all these benefits, why wait? Come to try it out! #DecideItNow and contact our therapists.