This is a shortened version of a longer article written by Thame Therapy Clinic’s, Andy Roscoe, on the treatment of Chronic Disorders with Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy*.
For an introduction into how Auriculotherapy could help you, read on…
I increasingly see people with chronic disorders and syndromes which go beyond the more common complaints and everyday problems. These disorders are Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and so forth.
The causes are always complex and can involve a mix of genetic predisposition, mental health breakdown, physical weakness, and often a spiritual crisis or ‘loss of mojo’ as it is often put. People with this complexity of problems will have a lot of lifestyle restrictions, low energy, and usually some combination of emotional dysfunction marked by anxiety, depression, anger, and numbness.
I have treated people with acupuncture for these problems for many years with varying degrees of success, trying to restore some semblance of normality and control in chronically depleted lives.
I have recently begun to train in newer techniques in acupuncture known as Auriculotherapy, using the special connections that the ears have with the mind and body and in particular the inner workings of the brain.
Auriculotherapy has been used for some time to help soldiers with battlefield traumas. It can also help people who have been in ‘non-military wars’, people who have had shocks or traumas which have overloaded the body and mind and cannot be released even years after the event. These people are low functioning in many areas of their lives and invariably have chronic fatigue and pains and emotional shutdown, and often distressing flashbacks. Other versions of this shutdown can also be seen in adults and children whose genetic predisposition has created mental and physical overloads, often seen in people with dyslexia, ADHD, and Autism.
There is no one solution to any of the above and invariably most of the people I see for acupuncture will also have counselling and some medical drug input. I am happy to discuss informally whether acupuncture/auriculotherapy can help you.