The Healer’s Calling
As an acupuncturist, you’re probably very accustomed to cries for help – whether from patients, family members or work associates. As healers, we are called to help where we can, when we can.
But often in these moments of need, there’s not enough time, or a suitable place, for needling. We need a way to treat our loved ones effectively in any environment, even in the absence of needles. And that’s where the Stimplus Pro comes in.
Are you using the Stimplus Pro to perform auriculotherapy in your practice?
In our experience, it’s the most convenient, and simple auriculotherapy device on the market. Because its simplicity doesn’t compromise its power or effectiveness, it’s perfect for both the beginners and the masters. I can think of many a time that I was able to whip out my Stimplus Pro and save the day with a simple, 5 minute auriculotherapy treatment.
The Stimplus Pro
With the Stimplus Pro, just a few minutes of treatment can yield incredible results. Using an auriculotherapy reference software like Auriculo 360, all you have to do is scan the ear looking for active points, and then press a single button to treat those points with electric stimulation.
With 3 built in frequency settings for the different zones of the ear, the Stimplus is versatile. It’s designed for effectively treating difficult-to-reach auricular points.
Best of all, a treatment takes very little time! Just 15 to 30 seconds of simulation on each point should do the trick. This rounds out the Stimplus Pro’s powerful feature package. Once you try it, we think you’ll agree—this one’s a must-have for every purse, briefcase or pocket! You can learn more about the Stimplus Pro Here.
If you’re hoping to incorporate more auriculotherapy into your treatments but need a place to start, you can try it first on the 8 conditions and symptoms shared below. Auriculotherapy has shown particular promise in treating these things.
The Top 8 Conditions to Treat with Auriculotherapy Using the Stimplus Pro
1. Headaches & Migraines
Headaches. Migraines. Some of the most common of life’s unfortunate ailments, these can range from slightly annoying to completely debilitating, and sometimes bring a range of other symptoms like flashing vision, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. They can hit at any time, but often, they happen at the worst possible moments, like…Right before a party or social gathering. When you’re trying to fall asleep at night. In the middle of that important meeting.
Luckily, Auriculotherapy can often provide quick and lasting relief from BOTH these pesky offenders.
Our Auriculo 360 software includes protocols for 3 types of headaches—general, migraine, and tension. Simply open the software, search “headache” and you’ll find all three protocols in the list!
Scan all the areas in the protocol that contain related ear points. The Stimplus Pro will find active points for you so that you can ensure you’re providing the treatment that the patient’s body actually needs to heal.
Once you’ve scanned and treated active points, relief should follow quickly. A glass of water and a quick lie-down may increase the affects and help your patient feel better even faster.
2. Anxiety & Panic Attack
Both anxiety and panic attack often strike without warning and cause crippling effects. The more quickly you can stop them after the onset, the better. Restoring calm through auriculotherapy really is possible, and often, the results are almost immediate.
In this post from years ago, I share a story about my wife’s panic attack in the middle of the night. It was a terrifying experience for both of us, and I’m only grateful that I had the thought to grab my Stimplus Pro quickly and treat calming points on both ears.
Immediately after treatment, her racing heart slowed, her breathing settled and her muscles relaxed. After a second treatment a few minutes later, she was able to fall right back to sleep.
This experience was eye-opening to me. It solidified in my mind that auriculotherapy really does work for anxiety and panic attacks, even when they seem insurmountably severe. As elusive and dark as these ailments may be, we have the tools to make a huge difference.
3. Shoulder, Back or Neck Pain
These ailments are similar because they’re often musculoskeletal in nature (not always, though) and because they can all be similarly frustrating, chronic, and hard to cope with. But whether chronic or acute, each of these can be treated with auriculotherapy—often with great success.
Auriculotherapy includes separate protocols for low and mid back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. There’s even a chart just for sciatica! Some points overlap, but many of them contain points for specific problem areas, like lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine and shoulder joint.
Simply look up the protocol that best matches your patient’s symptoms and give the ear a scan!
**Tip** For musculoskeletal ailments, we highly recommend scanning both the front of the ear, and the back. The points on the back of the ear mimic the front, but work more directly with the musculoskeletal systems.
Of course, there are many different types of stomachaches, so it will be important to do some probing before treatment. Is the aching accompanied by symptoms? Is it dull or sharp? It is nausea, or pain? Once you’ve narrowed down what might be causing the stomachache, whether through TCM patterns, an AcuGraph reading or a simple conversation, you’ll be much better equipped to treat with auriculotherapy.
In this protocol for nausea, you can see that many points are recommended—not just points relating directly to the stomach.
For instance, the sympathetic autonomic point helps regulate the body’s stress response. Stress is the quiet culprit for many imbalances and ailments, and can often cause nausea and stomach upset.
This highlights the fact that auriculotherapy is not only about treating symptoms, but also about delving deeply into patterns of imbalance and addressing the causes of illness and distress. But, its ability to quickly reverse negative symptoms is certainly an added bonus!
I often tell the story of a time when my friend and coworker Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac., was able to get rid of my awful toothache in my moment of need. She noticed that I was in obvious pain after a dentist’s visit, and pain killers weren’t doing the trick. I was about five minutes away from teaching an important seminar, and I could barely talk.
Knowing time was too short for needles, she pulled out her Stimplus Pro and treated my ear with this toothache protocol from Auriculo 360. Within minutes, the toothache was completely gone and I was able to focus on my presentation.
In that moment, I was thanking my lucky stars for good friends (and good acupuncturists) like Kimberly, and for the power of auriculotherapy.
Sitting here writing this post, I’m staring out the window at a gorgeous Springtime scene. The sun is shining, the trees are green and dancing in the breeze, the grass is cut, and the birds sing. It’s really a beautiful thing. But as lovely as it is, there’s a silent downside—the sniffling, the sneezing, the wheezing— the itchy noses and watery eyes of those affected by seasonal allergies.
Just as the weather starts to warm up and folks are overjoyed to see the end of winter, many find themselves barred up indoors hiding from the pollen.
The good news is, auriculotherapy has shown great promise in improving seasonal allergies! Ear points can help normalize the body’s histamine response, helping to lessen the severity and reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies over time.
This protocol is a great option for both in-the-moment allergy relief, and for longterm improvement.
So many insomnia sufferers bear their pain in silence—and not being able to sleep at night it just the tip of the iceberg. The exhaustion, anxiety and depression often linked to insomnia are a heavy cross to bear.
I have personally seen great results treating insomnia with auriculotherapy, and the Stimplus Pro makes it easy and convenient to treat often, even multiple times per day when necessary.
I’ve found it especially valuable as a long-term treatment technique for patients who are needle-phobic. Auriculotherapy is a perfect alternative for children who are afraid of acupuncture.
Insomnia can be a tough one to crack, and tougher cases may require multiple treatments with a variety of techniques and practices working hand in hand. But I think you’ll find that this insomnia protocol from Auriculo 360 works beautifully, both as a standalone treatment, and as a compliment to acupuncture, herbs and other modalities.
8. Excess Weight
You may have heard of auriculotherapy for weight loss. It has actually received exposure in the news due to recent studies revealing its efficacy. And it’s true—when used in conjunction with proper diet and exercise, auriculotherapy can facilitate and accelerate weight loss in many individuals. How? Well, through the reduction of unhealthy cravings, the moderation of appetite, and its support of the body’s stress response and digestive system.
It may sound too good to be true, but the stimulation of a few key ear acupuncture points can really help patients overcome unhealthy food addictions, resist cravings, manage appetite and achieve a healthy weight, naturally.
If your patients are interested in committing to a healthy lifestyle and want some support through their weight loss journey, it may be worth adding this weight control protocol to your treatments.
You can treat with the Stimplus Pro, and for an added bonus, send your patients home with Ear Seeds on active points. When they get a craving for something unhealthy, they can press on the ear seeds. The pressure will help stimulate the points, while at the same time encouraging them to feel empowered as they pursue their goal weight.
Harnessing the Power of Stimplus Pro
Whether you’re an auriculotherapy master or you’re just getting started, the Stimplus Pro is a valuable tool to add to your toolbox. It’s easy to learn, simple to use and effective to treat with.
Already have a treatment tool, but don’t have a reference software? Take a look at our Auriculo 360 software to find more auriculotherapy protocols like the ones you saw here.
If you’re not using auriculotherapy in your practice yet, we’d love to help you get started! You can give us a call at 208•846•8448 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
We wish you happiness and success as you continue to bless the world through the work that you do.