Auricular Medicine, Auriculotherapy, or ear acupuncture, is a form of natural medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. The surface of the ear is stimulated with acupuncture needles or ear seeds to treat physical, mental or emotional health of the patient. Similar mappings are used in many areas of the body, including the practices of reflexology and iridology. Auricular Medicine can be combined with other Oriental Medicine Techniques or used by itself. Our clinic uses sterile prepackaged disposable needles that are used only one time for each patient, and then are thrown away into a sharps container.