What can you expect from a session of Auriculotherapy?
- Before treatment, a thorough investigation is performed by your doctor in order to ascertain precise cause or causes of the problem presented. Certain points on the auricle can be looked up by palpation or with the aid of electrical detection.
- After this, tiny little needles are applied. These semi-permanent needles will stay in place during 3 to 30 days, prolonging the effect to weeks after treatment.
- A new alternative method is the use of cold to treat auricular points. This technique, CAT or Cryo-Auriculo-Therapy uses liquid nitrogen to create a 'cryonic needle'. Evidence suggest that the results with CAT exceed those of classical needles, without the disadvantages of needles.
What happens after the session?
- The effect of the treatment can be very immediate and spectacular, in other cases the effect is delayed. This is mainly the case with patients under certain types of medication, that can slow down the effect of auriculotherapy.
- Otherwise no precautions have to be taken into consideration. Semi-permanent needles will stay in place as long as they have a therapeutic effect. The patient will loose these needles one by one, mostly without noticing it. In the case of CAT, often a little crust is formed that will fall off after a certain time.
- Auriculotherapy is no magical treatment. Results are function of the problem, of the use of medication and of a number of other factors. Remember also that a highly trained doctor in auriculotherapy is an absolute necessity to ensure a succesful treatment with this beautiful technique.
Should I try auriculotherapy?
- The answer to this question is always a clear YES. Auriculotherapy is an economical and ecological technique that minimises the use of expensive drugs and annoying side effects.