Ear acupuncture is particularly useful in the early stages of alcohol and drug withdrawal; substances may include opiates, crack cocaine, tranquillisers and nicotine. The 'Five Point protocol' has been successfully used since the 1970's in the treatment of addiction.
Ear acupuncture is helpful for people experiencing stress-related symptoms including insomnia, restlessness, agitation and anxiety, as well as other emotional difficulties.
Acupuncture promotes healing using the person's own energy therapy, strengthening their resources and reducing the chances of relapse. It helps balance the body's energies, reducing mood swings and improving sleep patterns. It also increases motivation and helps to reduce cravings.
Ear acupuncture has a calming effect and enables deep relaxation.