HWA TOW Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic
2008 S. Cooper St. Arlington, TX 76013 (817) 261-9919
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Ear Acupuncture is the practice of stimulating specific points in the ear. There are over 400 acupuncture points in the ear. Ear acupuncture is documented as far back as 500 B.C. in Greek and Chinese history.
Weight loss, quit smoking and stress relief are commonly used in ear acupuncture. A few of the beads (tiny Chinese herb's seeds with adhesive) are placed into the outer part of the ear to provide the effect of appetite suppression (weight loss), craving control (quit smoking) and relaxation (stress relief).
By inserting beads into the acupuncture point of the ear, it releases endorphins which have a calming and relaxing affect that will send a signal to the brain telling your stomach that it is full (weight loss), your craving has lessened (quit smoking), or stress is relieved.
Picture shown: Ear Bead
(the top of the ear)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWER FOR EAR ACUPUNCTURE
Q: HOW DOES IT WORK?
A: By stimulating the acupuncture points to the ear with ear beads, it will send a signal to the brain, which will create the sensation of fullness of appetite, reducing the cravings and lessen the withdrawal symptom with quitting smoking. For example for a weight loss patient, these acupuncture points will be chosen with the following stimulation to the brain:
Stomach point: for the person who eats even after they are full.
Hungry point: for appetite control.
Adrenal and Ovary point: for person who weights gain is due to menopause or P.M.S.
Thyroid point: for slow metabolism.
The acupuncture practitioner chooses two or more of these points depending upon the reasons for gaining weight of a patient.
Q: WHAT DOES IT DO?
A: The beads will suppress your appetite and help you to loss weight. In addition, eliminates food cravings and helps with Gastro-Intestinal problems like constipation. For quit smoking with acupuncture, it will reduce the craving and lessen the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting. The acupuncture treatments will focus on the jitters, the cravings the irritability, and the restlessness that people commonly complaint about when they quit. It will also aid in relaxation and detoxification.
Q: DOES IT HURT?
A: The ear beads don't hurt at all. Some people experience a small discomfort, but some do not feel anything.
Q: IS THIS SAFE FOR EVEYONE?
A: It is safe for anyone but those who are pregnant or trying to conceive should consult with their physician. The ear acupuncture does not interfere with medication or any other health condition like diabetes, high blood pressure, or etc.
Q: WHAT'S THE EFFECTIVE RESULTS?
A: There is no way to predict the effectiveness prior to ear acupuncture therapy. For weight loss patients, statistically 25% experience an aggressive degree of suppression, 70% experience a moderate suppression and 5% have a mild or no response. For quit smoking patients, with the combination of ear and regular body acupuncture therapy, 90% become non-smoker or reducing cigarette per day, whereas 10% have no response.
(**For quit smoking patient, 3 - 5 regular body acupuncture treatments are recommend along with ear acupuncture.)
Q: HOW LONG IT TAKES TO INSERT THE BEADS?
A: It only takes few minutes to insert the beads in the ear. It will not interfere with your daily life.
Q: HOW MUCH IT COSTS?
A: Ear Beads: $35.00