Ocean Integrated Wellness Center: one of the only places in NJ offering Ear Acupuncture!
Acupuncture Without Needles in Toms River, NJ
Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body. The ear holds a microsystem of the body, consistent with the brain map discoveries of Canadian neuroscientist Wilder Penfield. Dr. Penfield found that maps of the body exist on the surface, or sensory cortex, of the brain. This same brain map is also projected onto different areas of the body, “microsystems”, and in particular precision, onto the ear.
Ear acupuncture has proven to be an efficient method of treating a wide variety of conditions, from headaches and allergies to addictions and pain disorders. Although acupuncture evolved in the context of Asian medicine, the specialty of ear acupuncture was developed in western Europe. It’s foundations laid by Dr. Paul Nogier, a neurologist working in France in the 1950’s, it was deepened and expanded by Frank Bahr M.D. and physical medicine specialists in Germany over the following decades. Dr. Paul Nogier found that the ear holds all of the acupuncture points of the body plus more detailed physiological and anatomical correspondences and found that stimulation of these points were very effective in alleviating pain and other symptoms.
When an auricular acupuncture point on the ear is “active,” it expresses as increased tenderness on stimulation and a higher electrical conductivity. This indicates pathology in the corresponding body tissue or function and makes auricular acupuncture a useful form of assessment of ailments. The technology our acupuncturist is now incorporating into his treatments, the “Pointoselect Digital”, detects “active” points in the ear, taking the guesswork about what points actually need to be treated, ensuring that your body gets the maximum healing benefit from your acupuncture session. One more very important point, you get all the awesome benefits of acupuncture without the use of needles in the ear!
Visit with Andrew today to create a customized plan for your body, ailments, and any pain you may be experiencing that can be addressed with this new service. Ocean Integrated Wellness Center is proud to say we are one of only a few places in NJ to offer this modality.