Ear Acupuncture

Ear acupuncture (Auriculotherapy) originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The method was developed in the middle of the last century by the French physician Dr. Paul Nogier. The results of his work gained worldwide attention, to the extent that the method was even adopted by the Chinese. He discovered the so-called somatotopic map of the ear, meaning that the entire human body is represented on the ear.

By using a point detector or sensing a pulse reaction, the affected points can be accurately located and treated through acupuncture. The advantage over the classical full-body acupuncture of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) lies in the accessibility of the points. Additionally, after the acupuncture treatment, small permanent needles can be placed, which then fall out on their own after 3 - 30 days.

Typical Indications for Ear Acupuncture

Through ear acupuncture (Auriculotherapy) and acupuncture according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), many complaints or diseases can be successfully treated. However, as holistic medicine is most effective when complemented by conventional medicine, I value collaboration with general practitioners and specialists.

Pain conditions:

  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Menstrual pain

Musculoskeletal disorders such as:

  • Sciatica
  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint pain due to osteoarthritis or arthritis
  • Shoulder-arm syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Gout
  • Rheumatism
  • Herniated disc
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

Digestive organ disorders (acute or chronic) such as:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Stomach and intestinal cramps
  • Inflammation of the stomach or intestines
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Flatulence

Vegetative and psychological disorders such as:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Nicotine and alcohol dependence
  • Concentration disorders
  • Exhaustion and chronic fatigue

Skin conditions such as:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Delayed wound healing


Respiratory diseases such as:

  • Asthma
  • Cough
  • Common cold
  • Runny nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis


Occasionally, even properly conducted ear acupuncture (Auriculotherapy) or acupuncture according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) does not lead to the desired success. The reason for this is often disturbances. These can arise from old scars (internal or external), chronic foci of inflammation, or exposure to substances such as amalgam or other intolerances. Thanks to Auriculomedicine and laser diagnostics, such disturbances can be identified and therapeutically addressed.

Cost Coverage

Treatment is covered by most supplementary insurance for complementary medicine under the usual supplementary insurance conditions (Different deductible rates may apply depending on the insurance. I recommend contacting your insurance company for information on your individual insurance situation).