Auricular therapy is similar to acupuncture as it also involves using certain pressure points on the ear to decrease the craving to smoke. It is believed to improve the health of the smoker and also reduce the effects of passive smoking.
Features of auricular therapy
- This is a painless procedure that works on the same principle as acupuncture, though without using needles. In this, the points are targeted by rubbing the ear between the thumbs, index finger or using magnets. All these procedures perform the same task; decrease the flow of blood to the brain when the nicotine level in the body is low. This can also reduce the cravings.
- Patients, who have tried auricular therapy and have had a strong will power to quit smoking, have been successful in kicking the butt. It is important to note that one can quit smoking only when they have the desire to do so. In such cases auricular therapy gives the necessary boost.
Auricular therapy procedure
One of best things about auricular therapy is that it does not need to be performed by an expert. Even the patient or the family members can do it. It involves rubbing or massaging the ears gently for at least 20 to 30 minutes per session. It should be repeated at least 4 times in a day. Some men prefer to do so along with massage oil as it helps in increasing circulation of blood to the brain. Some patients state that they are able to see the results within a few weeks of doing this continuously.