Auricular Therapy

Auricular Therapy is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a micro system, meaning that the entire body is represented on the auricle (or auricula, or pinna - the outer portion of the ear). In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the ear is an important organ having many points on it corresponding to the body systems and it is said that all the main meridians are crossing the ear. It is used to stimulate various organs and meridians in the body by using the ear. The ear represents a fetus in the womb but in an inverted position. It is a microcosm of the macrocosm: the ear represents the entire body.