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When it comes to natural treatment for an astonishingly wide range of symptoms and disorders, from your forehead to your feet, you could say that the ears have it -- or rather that we have it, in the form of Naperville auricular therapy at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Our Naperville chiropractor, Dr. Timothy Erickson, applies painless electrical stimulation to a number of specific points on the ear that corresponds to different parts of the body to help restore normal physical function.
Auricular therapy works very similarly to acupuncture, to the extent that it's often referred to as "ear acupuncture." But this technique, which dates back 3,000 years or more, differs significantly from classical acupuncture in that it focuses not on the main body's energy channels or "meridians" but on the many reflex points between the ear and the central nervous system. Each point corresponds to nerves that influence a different organ, symptom or medical condition, with the ear serving as a micro-system representing a model of the entire body. This means that stimulation of the right point of combination of points can alleviate up to 2,000 known health issues, including:
One other difference from classical acupuncture is the fact that Dr. Erickson doesn't apply needles to your ears' auricular points. Instead, he merely applies an electrical stimulator that achieves the same positive healing effects.
What's the link between Naperville auricular therapy and chiropractic care? Other than the fact that it's a natural, drug-free technique for directing the body to put its own healing and pain relief capabilities to full use, auricular therapy also reinforces and facilitates the work performed by our Naperville chiropractor. In addition to normalizing nerve function -- which is also one of the principal goals of chiropractic treatment -- auricular therapy eases muscle spasms. This makes it much easier for spinal and postural adjustments to achieve stability for long-lasting benefits.
Auricular therapy also makes an ideal complement to the classical acupuncture and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine offered at our Naperville chiropractic clinic. By providing multiple healing modalities that all enhance each other's effectiveness, we're able to offer customized "whole-body" treatment programs that can target specific conditions or simply help you optimize your wellness for life.
Last but not least, the value of Naperville auricular therapy as a smoking cessation treatment should not be overlooked. This common yet deadly habit can be overcome through the auricular therapy. The release of endorphins helps to reduce the withdrawal symptoms that make smoking cessation so incredibly hard, allowing you to free yourself from your smoking habit without drugs.
Call 630-983-1805 to learn more about auricular therapy and schedule a consultation at our Naperville chiropractic center!
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