Auriculotherapy Battlefield Acupuncturemay be just the thing for you!
This is an amazing form of acupuncture using only five points on each ear to quickly and effectively manage pain. It doesn't matter if the pain is acute or chronic!
This treatment was developed by Richard Niemtzow, MD. He established the first full time acupuncture clinic in the U.S. Armed Forces at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
The procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes to perform. It involves electrically testing these five specific acupuncture points on each ear for pain sensitivity. Then, tiny acupuncture devices called ASP needles, (they look like very small gold earring studs) are inserted into the active pain points on the ears one at a time until the pain level subsides. From extensive clinical experience, I find about 75% success in reducing pain with this method. The ASP needles remain in place for up to 72 hours as they continue to block pain. Interestingly, there seems to be a cumulative effect to this procedure in some patients, often with good duration of pain relief. So, if you're in pain and want to avoid drugs, consider this new treatment that the Armed Servicess now rely upon!