Auricology, how does it work?

From a biological point of view, auriculotherapy works by stimulating the central nervous system to release neurotransmitters and hormones with beneficial effects on the cells of the human body. The neurotransmitters involved are molecules that serve to modulate pain or initiate cellular healing processes; the hormones involved, however, are molecules with a pain-relieving function (endorphins are the most important example).
Through the application of small patches with small spheres in the center that are applied to specific points of the ear, auriculotherapy is obtained with its benefits.

Indications for auricology:

some examples:


  • cervicalgia
  • low back pain
  • sciatica
  • headache
  • migraine
  • joint pain
  • muscular pain
  • neuralgic pain
  • post-traumatic pain
  • fibromyalgia


  • irritable colon
  • gastritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • constipation
  • tachycardia
  • hypertension
  • chronic asthenia
  • amenorrhea/dysmenorrhea
  • dizziness
  • sexual dysfunctions


  • Anxiety
  • Reactive depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous hunger
  • Anorexia
  • from tobacco
  • from psychotropic drugs
  • from alcohol
  • from chemicals

Some questions:

How do you identify the points to be addressed?
Essentially through two methods:

1- Palpation, i.e. looking for points that are painful when pressed.
2- Instrumental research, i.e. using a point finder to electrically locate the acupuncture point.
Both methods are valid, the choice depends on the operator's preferences.

How long does the treatment last?
It depends on the technique used: it can be very short and take a few seconds up to about thirty minutes.

How many sessions are necessary?
This also depends on the technique and the situation. Sometimes an unblocking is enough, sometimes a therapeutic cycle is necessary.

Is it painful?
No, under no circumstances.