Acupuncture and other Alternative Health Options

Auriculotherapy and Other Alternative Healing Studies


From Complementary Therapeutic Medicine Journal: Effects of auricular stimulation in the cavum conchae on glucometabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Migraine Therapy

From Acupuncture Electrotherapy Research: Somatic acupuncture versus ear acupuncture in migraine therapy: a randomized, controlled, blind study.


Efficacy on depression in breast cancer treated with acupuncture and auricular acupressure


Auriculotherapy for Pain Management: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Cancer related pain: Polytechnic University Information Repository, Hong Kong

Application of Auricular Therapy for Cancer-related Pain in Nursing Care


A SciELO Study. The applicability of auriculotherapy with needles or seeds to reduce stress in nursing professionals

From SciELO Analytics: Efficacy of Chinese auriculotherapy for stress in nursing staff: a randomized clinical trial.


From the Journal of Cardiovascular Disease: Traditional Auriculotherapy for Hypertension: A Pilot Randomized Trial

From the Journal Zhongguo Zhen Jiu Chinese Article: Primary hypertension treated with acupuncture combined with auricular point sticking: a randomized controlled trial.


From the Journal Clinical Rehabilitation: The effects of ear acupressure, massage therapy and no therapy on symptoms of dementia: a randomized controlled trial.

Menstrual Irregularities

From the Iran Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research: Effects of auriculotherapy on menstrual irregularities in single girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome and aged 18-35 years in Isfahan in 2012.


From Pub Med – Chinese Article: Auricular acupuncture for primary insomnia: a systematic review based on GRADE system.

Depression Caused by Obesity

From Acupuncture Medicine: Effects of ear acupuncture therapy for obesity on the depression of obese women.

Smoking Cessation

From Journal of Drug Alcohol Dependence: A meta-analysis of ear-acupuncture, ear-acupressure and auriculotherapy for cigarette smoking cessation.

Methamphetamine Withdrawal

From Zhongguo Zhen Jiu Chinese Article: Comparative study on effects between electroacupuncture and auricular acupuncture for methamphetamine withdrawal syndrome.


From the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Efficacy of auriculotherapy for constipation in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Weight Loss

From Complementary Therapeutic Medicine Journal: The effects of auricular electroacupuncture on obesity in female patients – a prospective randomized placebo-controlled pilot study.


Read an article on Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial by the US Dept of Health and Human Services

Six-month effects of integrative treatment, therapeutic acupuncture and conventional treatment in alleviating psychological distress in primary care patients – follow up from an open, pragmatic randomized controlled trial

WHO Studies

From the World Health Organization: Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials

Molecular Psychiatry

Increasing retention rates among the chemically dependent in residential treatment: auriculotherapy and subluxation-based chiropractic care

Acupuncturists Without Borders

Learn about Acupuncurists Without Borders.

Other Links

Click the links below to view other helpful resources relating to health.

The Auriculotherapy Certification Institute
International Institute for Complementary Therapists
Association for the Advancement of Oriental Medicine in Alabama
Centurion Bible Health Center

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