What Every Person Coping With Addiction Ought To Know About Ear Acupuncture

How to Stop Smoking and Reduce or ELIMINATE Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction and Eating Disorders with Natural, Safe, and Effective Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture.

Hello, my name is Christina Prieto and I’m a Orlando licensed acupuncturist. I provide auricular (ear) acupuncture therapy in Orlando and Winter Park.

Auricular acupuncture (or ear acupuncture) is a Traditional Chinese Medicine modality that has been practiced for more than 2500 years. It consists of inserting acupuncture needles in certain points on the (outer) ear to treat diseases or conditions.

Auricular acupuncture does not hurt, and can actually bring on a relaxed sensation dramatically reducing stress and alleviating many ailments and conditions.

As you can see on the diagram on the right, the shape of the ear resembles an inverted fetus in the mother’s womb. Chinese Acupuncture points on the ears have a similar relation to the various anatomical areas of the fetus.

There are about two hundred acupuncture points on the outer ear, and each point is generally named after areas of our anatomy.

The (outer) ear acts like a circuit board to our brain. Each acupoint triggers electrical impulses from the ear, via the brain, to the specific areas of the body. Therefore if someone has a painful low back, for example, treating the ‘sciatic’ acupoint on the ear, would help alleviate the pain.

Auricular acupuncture is also widely used for treating addictions with drugs, smoking, alcohol and over eating, and has been found to be a natural and effective modality in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, irritability, anorexia and weight loss. It has even shown to be effective in reducing violent tendencies.

The treatment consists of 4 or 5 small, sterile, disposable acupuncture needles inserted in each ear into the specific acupoints that aid in the detoxification process. Patients are asked to sit or lay down quietly and relax for about 45 minutes to let the acupuncture do its work.

Most patients say the needles tingle or feel warm, but all agree that they don’t hurt and that the treatments are relaxing and comfortable. I may provide herbal tea for added relaxation and I am always available to answer questions you may have.

There are also other ear therapies where I use tiny ear tacks, therapeutic seeds, or stainless steel balls plated with silver, gold, platinum, or none at all. Magnetized balls may also be used to treat specific ailments or complaints.

They are positioned on precise therapeutic areas of the outer ear, and secured with small sections of sterile clear or surgical tape. Normally these other auricular therapies are implemented as part of integrated take-home treatments.

Auricular Acupuncture… A useful adjunctive addiction therapy.

Ear acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the reduction or elimination of the following conditions or disorders:

  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Reduction in cravings
  • Relief from withdrawal symptoms
  • Cleared mind and increased sense of purpose
  • Weight Loss
  • Hyperactivity
  • Nervous disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Violent tendencies
  • Asthma and Allergies
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Hepatitis symptoms
  • High Blood Pressure
  • PMS symptoms
  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Effective in treating and reducing aches and pain
  • Increased energy

Treating Stress and Depression with Ear Acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture reduces the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression by increasing your relaxation, and keeping you calm and balance.

This increasing sense of well being provides the strength of character and the physical ability to help you deal with the stress of your current situations.

Just as with acupuncture, auricular acupuncture therapy can also be used as a preventative natural maintenance approach to keeping your body in balance and preventing future disease. Taking treatments consistently over time as part of your preventative wellness plan can help restore vital energy, improve your immune system, keep you relaxed, and allow your body, mind and spirit to stay in balance and harmony.

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If you have any questions send me an e-mail or call me at (407) 634-1598.
I’ll be happy to answer your questions and discuss your concerns.


Christina Prieto, L.Ac.
Board Certified and Licensed
Orlando Acupuncturist

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“Acupuncture treatments are natural, safe, effective and drug-free. My goal is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of your body to bring balance and prevent future illness and disease.”
–Christina Prieto, L.Ac.