Dr. James Casey is a chiropractor who specializes in Electric Auricular Therapy. The treatment is part of a whole body wellness program offered by Casey Family Chiropractic in Jacksonville IL.
What is Electric Auricular Therapy?
Electric Auricular Therapy, also called “ear acupuncture,” is a type of acupuncture stimulus that does not use needles. Instead, the doctor uses a hand-held device that can accurately place a painless electrical stimulus on the correct acupuncture points, which are found in the outer ear and ear lobe. The only thing a patient may feel is a slight tingling sensation that is not uncomfortable.
Acupuncture has long been used in China. It has been proven effective in reducing pain and aiding healing. Dozens of acupuncture points are located in a person’s outer ear. These points connect to all the major organs and other parts of the body through electrical nerve pathways called meridians. By placing a mild electrical stimulus on certain points, a chiropractor can positively affect certain parts of the body and release blocked-energy pathways to improve energy flows.
The Benefits of Electric Auricular Therapy
There are many benefits for whole body wellness that come from Electric Auricular Therapy which include:
- Improved Heart Health
- Lowered Blood Pressure
- Reduced Anxiety and Stress
- More Restful Sleep
- Suppressed Appetite to Help with Weight Loss
- Assists with Stopping Smoking
Studies in China and Australia show that Electric Auricular Therapy improves heart-rate variability (HRV). HRV is a measurement of the time interval between heartbeats. Electric Auricular Therapy increases HRV. More variety in the heartbeats is better.
Low HRV levels are associated with heart disease and a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Individuals with high levels of stress and those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have increased heart rates and low HRV. Their heart is beating very fast with very regular beats.
The more normal condition is for the heart rate to vary considerably depending on what a person is doing. If the heart rate is a steady beat at high speeds, it can be very dangerous to those who are recovering from a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or for those who suffer from congestive heart failure.
The many acupuncture points found on the ear help regulate various bodily functions and the major organs of the body. There are specific acupuncture points useful for pain relief and for improving body/mind wellness.
This treatment is very helpful for those making healthy changes such as quitting smoking, losing weight, and managing high blood pressure.
Many patients report improved sleep patterns, fewer mood swings, and a significant reduction in stress levels. The therapy is highly recommended to reduce addiction-withdrawal symptoms for those seeking to stop drinking, smoking, or using drugs.
Electric Auricular Therapy is part of a comprehensive whole body wellness program. It is a useful tool when dealing with addictions and for those wishing to increase their success with weight loss efforts.
To learn more about Electric Auricular Therapy, make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. James Casey at Casey Family Chiropractic in Jacksonville IL by calling (217) 243-5313.