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Ear-Acupuncture uses specific points and areas on the earlobe for diagnosis and therapie.



Ear-Acupuncture or Auricle Medicine does not originate from China, as one would imagine, but from the Middle East.


In the 1950´s Dr. Paul Nogier found that some of his patients from the Middle East showed evidence of tiny marks in their ears. He was told that in these countries it was a common form of treatment for sciatica.


After years of experimental studies he learned that the `map´ of the human body was reflected in miniature on the ear. He also discovered that if a patient suffered from certain complaints,  particular points in the ear became sensitive to pressure.  


When his research was first published in Shanghai in 1958, it became widely recognised throughout China. The Chinese started to use Ear-Acupuncture as an effective form of pain-relief/ Anaesthetic during and after operations.


Today , Ear-Acupuncture is used when operating on pregnant women or patients who are allergic to Anaesthetics.


Ear-Acupuncture is also very helpful in treating a wide range of illnesses and complaints.

Diagnosis & Therapy in One


As with Iridology, topographic maps of the Ear reveal the location of the therapeutic points for the body’s different organs.


Via the nerve system, a pathological process in the affected part of the body will lead to a sensitive point in the ear.


Through careful examination it is possible to detect all sensitive points in the Ear and from their location one can diagnose which parts or organs of the body are affected. 


By treating the sensitive points in the Ear with Acupressure, Needles or Laser, a healing impulse will be sent back to the affected organ.


Whilst Ear-Acupuncture may not be able to diagnose in as much detail as Irodology, it can support the diagnosis from the eye and it can be used as an effective form of therapy.
When Is Ear-Acupuncture Useful?


Although Ear-Acupuncture is helpful in the treatment of a wide range of illnesses and complaints, it is particularly useful for treating the  following conditions:

  • painful complaints of the back and joints, especially Sciatica, Lumbago or Shoulder-Neck-Syndrome
  • neuralgic complaints, headaches and migraine
  • painful menstrual complaints
  • Insomnia
  • Allergies
  • Addictions


For quicker results Ear-Acupuncture can be combined with other Therapies, such as Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic or body Acupuncture.


In combination with Ear-Acupuncture, Sven Sommer uses Iridology, Pulse and Tongue-diagnoses from Traditional Chinese Medicine, clinical examination-methods and an extensive Interview during the first consultation (60-90 minutes). If necessary, he does not hesitate to advise the patient to have specific clinical tests.


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