Acupuncture is the art of stimulating the nervous system by penetrating the skin with needles. Acupuncture is a health practice that started in the East, in China.
As odd as it seems, it has been used for hundreds of years for hundreds of conditions. While Acupuncture is seen as "complimentary" and "alternative," many in Colorado Springs have found solutions to their health problems using acupuncture.
Chinese medicine describes health problems as an imbalance of ones qi (chee). These little needles and their specific placements are to re-balance patients' gi.
But the real question on most patients' minds is where do the needles go?
The body has a series of highways that the nervous system uses to communicate its many parts and functions.
What most people in Colorado Springs do not know is that you can receive the health benefits of acupuncture without the needles and without the time commitment (roughly 1 hour sessions) of acupuncture.
In the 1950’s neurologist Dr. Paul Nogier discovered that there was a complete neurologic map of the human body including all of the organ systems and nervous system located on the human ear.
He also found that by locating the nerves with an electric probe there was less room for error.
Finding the nerve map was only the beginning. He also found that by stimulating the nerve with the same type of current that is already running through the human body would serve to bring the body’s qi (chee) back into balance more effectively and in less time.
Dr. Nogier’s procedure only takes 20 minutes. This treatment is called auricular therapy and it is often used to treat addictions and compulsive disorders.
Watch Kevin Christley's tell his story by clicking on the video below. Kevin's doctor told him he had never seen a pain case as bad as his in 20 years. Kevin was highly medicated, and eventually became addicted. Recently, after only four treatments of auricular therapy, Kevin came to the office crying and hugging our doctor because we off his medication and he finally had hope of returning to work and an normal life.
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