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Auricular acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture can help alleviate side effects such as hot flushes, night sweats and poor sleep. It is particularly effective for breast, prostate and gynaecological cancer patients who are currently undergoing hormone treatment.

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Auricular acupuncture

Auricular (ear) acupuncture is a simple and safe type of acupuncture where tiny needles are inserted at specific points on the outer ear. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the outer ear is believed to be a microcosm of the whole body. This ancient form of acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China but has become a unique branch of TCM throughout other parts of the world since the late 1970s.

Nowadays auricular acupuncture can be used for a wide range of conditions and is especially useful to treat addictions, relieve pain, calm the mind and regulate the endocrine system.

Our professionally trained acupuncturists use a set protocol of auricular acupuncture points, known as NADA, to treat breast, prostate and gynaecological cancer patients who are currently undergoing hormone treatment.

This protocol involves the insertion of five needles in each ear which stimulate the Sympathic, Shenmen (Mind), Kidney, Liver and Lung points.

These points are specifically designed to help alleviate hot flushes, night sweats and poor sleep and improve general wellbeing. Once the needles are inserted in each ear it’s your chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the treatment for 30 minutes.

Feedback has suggested that eight in 10 people say it has made a difference for them – with a success rate of more than 84 per cent!

Find out when you can book auricular acupuncture

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