L’auriculothérapie, qu’est-ce que c’est ?

L’auriculothérapie, qu’est-ce que c’est ?

Par Sylvie Boistard le 27.09.2020 à 09h00

Sciences et Avenir fait le point sur l’auriculothérapie, considérée comme une approche occidentale de l’acupuncture auriculaire d’origine chinoise.

L’auriculothérapie consiste à stimuler des zones précises de l’oreille au moyen d’aiguilles ou de divers procédés.

Cet article est extrait du hors-série n°196 de Sciences et Avenir "Comment l’esprit guérit le corps".

This section’s articles

COVID-19 pandemic: report on the use of auriculotherapy to optimize emergency workers’ health

OBJECTIVE: To report the use of auriculotherapy to optimize emergency workers’ health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday 26 October 2020
by  Andrew L Jan

Lessons Learned in Teaching Battlefield (Ear) Acupuncture to Emergency Medicine Clinicians

Background: Acupuncture, in general, is being proclaimed as an alternative analgesic amid the opioid crisis, and along with this, within emergency departments (EDs) there is a specific interest in a form of ear acupuncture called Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA). It is expected that BFA will be (...)

Provider Perspectives of Battlefield Acupuncture: Advantages, Disadvantages and Its Potential Role in Reducing Opioid Use for Pain

CONCLUSIONS: Providers perceive BFA to have many benefits, both clinical and relational, including ways in which it may have utility in addressing the current opioid crisis. BFA is easy to deliver and has potential clinical and relational utility. Efforts to better understand effectiveness are (...)

Saturday 22 August 2020
by  Nasim Bahrami, Sanaz Barghamadi, Terry Oleson, Zainab Alimoardi

The effect of ear acupressure (auriculotherapy) on sexual function of lactating women: protocol of a randomized sham controlled trial

BACKGROUND: Lactation has a negative effect on female sexual function. Hormonal changes during lactation cause changes which might lead to dyspareunia, lack of libido, and anorgasmia. There are various pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treat sexual dysfunction. While (...)

Effects of ear and body acupressure on labor pain and duration of labor active phase: A randomized controlled trial

CONCLUSION: Ear acupressure was significantly effective in reducing labor pain and shortening labor active phase. However, body acupressure solely reduces labor pain. Therefore, ear acupressure can be used to reduce labor pain and shorten labor active (...)

Tuesday 2 June 2020
by  Mendonça CR, Noll M, Noll PRES, Silveira EA

Influence of auriculotherapy on cognition and memory in adolescents.

Related Articles Influence of auriculotherapy on cognition and memory in adolescents. Transl Pediatr. 2020 Apr;9(2):195-197 Authors: Noll M, Mendonça CR, Noll PRES, Silveira EA PMID: 32477922 [PubMed]

Comparison of Auricular Therapy with Sham in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Objectives: Several studies have shown the clinical effects of auricular therapy for some neuropsychological disorders. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of auricular therapy with the sham procedure in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Design: Randomized (...)

Thursday 21 May 2020
by  Arya Nielsen, Heather Tick, Sezelle Gereau

Risks and Safety of Extended Auricular Therapy: A Review of Reviews and Case Reports of Adverse Events

CONCLUSIONS: The primary AE risks is infection, perichondritis, and chondritis stemming from embedded or indwelling needles or potential inadvertent needlesticks from contaminated roaming sharps. Extended AP i.e., application of spheres, preferably seeds (natural, nontoxic botanical Vaccaria (...)

Effect of wrist-ankle acupuncture therapy combined with auricular acupuncture on cancer pain: A four-parallel arm randomized controlled trial

CONCLUSION: WAA combined with AA can more quickly reduce pain symptoms with more lasting analgesic effects and can effectively reduce analgesic drug use.

Bibliometric analysis on clinical trials of auricular acupuncture treatment of obesity

CONCLUSION: Current clinical literature on auricular acupuncture treatment of obesity is relatively lower in quality. Thus, strict research protocols and randomized controlled clinical trials with multiple centers and larger samples are definitely necessary for providing reliable evidence for (...)

Tuesday 14 April 2020
by  Eun Jin Lee

Correlations Between Auricular Tenderness and Symptoms in Korean Adults

The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between auricular tenderness and subjective symptoms. A descriptive correlational study design was followed, which was also the second analysis of a randomized controlled trial. This study was performed in the Republic of Korea from (...)

Effect of auriculotherapy on chronic low back pain: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

CONCLUSION: This study will provide new evidence to evaluate the effectiveness and side effects of AT on CLBP. Because the data is not personalized, no formal ethical approval is required.

Saturday 21 March 2020
by  Guohua Li, Yi Lu

Auricular acupuncture induces FNDC5/irisin and attenuates obese inflammation in mice

CONCLUSIONS: EAA promoted NE release from the adrenal gland leading to further expression of FNDC5, irisin and UCP-1, which contributed to weight management and inflammatory inhibition.

Effect of hand-ear acupuncture on chronic low-back pain: a randomized controlled trial

CONCLUSION: Both of the hand-ear acupuncture and standard acupuncture modes have beneficial and persistent effectiveness against cLBP compared with the usual care. Furthermore, hand-ear acupuncture is significantly more effective than the standardized acupuncture, especially in the long (...)

Saturday 22 February 2020
by  Boram Lee, Chan-Young Kwon, Sang-Ho Kim

Effectiveness and safety of ear acupuncture for trauma-related mental disorders after large-scale disasters: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review

CONCLUSION: In conclusion, we found limited evidence suggesting the benefits of ear acupuncture in trauma-related mental disorders after large-scale disasters. Because of the small number of studies included and their heterogeneity, we could not draw conclusions about its effectiveness and (...)

Saturday 1 February 2020
by  Chao Wang, Feng Zhang, Hao Zhou, Hongjuan Fu, Yifeng Shen

Auricular acupuncture for migraine: A systematic review protocol

CONCLUSIONS: In summary, this review will determine whether the impact of auricular acupuncture for intelligence on the treatment of migraines. A better approach may be established for migraine base on this review. It provides reliable evidence for its extensive (...)

A prospective randomized controlled study of auricular point acupressure to manage chronic low back pain in older adults: study protocol

BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is a major health problem and the most common pain condition among those aged 60 years or older in the US. Despite the development of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions, cLBP outcomes have not improved and disability rates continue to (...)

Thursday 16 January 2020
by  Anna Olsson, Kajsa Landgren

Getting Well Is More Than Gaining Weight - Patients’ Experiences of a Treatment Program for Anorexia Nervosa Including Ear Acupuncture

This study illuminates how 25 in-patients who were treated for anorexia nervosa in a highly specialized clinic for eating disturbances in Sweden experienced the treatment program. The program included structured eating, medication, restrictions in physical activity and supportive dialogues. (...)

Wednesday 25 December 2019
by  Farideh Kazemi, Mahboubeh Valiani, Maryam Gorji, Zainab Alimoradi

Comparing the effect of auricular acupressure and body acupressure on pain and duration of the first stage of labor: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

BACKGROUND: Labor pain is one of the leading causes of fear of childbirth. Acupressure is a non-pharmacological pain relief method that has shown promising results in relieving this pain. The present study is designed to compare the effects of body acupressure at multiple points and auricular (...)

Effects of auriculotherapy on weight and body mass index reduction in patients with overweight or obesity: Systematic review and meta-analysis

CONCLUSIONS: We found that auriculotherapy was effective in reducing weight and/or BMI in overweight or patients with obesity. However, the findings should be interpreted with caution due to heterogeneity.

Saturday 2 November 2019
by  Haixia Gao, Jianghong Liu, Lei Zhang

Auricular acupressure for myopia in children and adolescents: A systematic review

CONCLUSIONS: Auricular acupressure could slow the progression of myopia in children and adolescents. However, there is a need for further studies with higher methodological quality and sufficient follow-up.

Saturday 31 August 2019
by  Cao K, Han FL, Mei R, Ren JX, Xu HY, Ye YF, Zhao YY

[Intervention of auricular point sticking on perioperative psychological stress in patients with anorectal diseases].

Related Articles [Intervention of auricular point sticking on perioperative psychological stress in patients with anorectal diseases]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2019 Jun 12;39(6):605-8 Authors: Ye YF, Mei R, Ren JX, Han FL, Zhao YY, Cao K, Xu HY Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore and quantify the (...)

Thursday 29 August 2019
by  Condie G, Drake D, Haywood S

Battlefield Acupuncture Training in Residency: A Course That Gets to the Point.

Battlefield Acupuncture Training in Residency: A Course That Gets to the Point. Med Acupunct. 2019 Aug 01;31(4):224-227 Authors: Haywood S, Drake D, Condie G Abstract Objective: Health care providers and patients in the United States have limited experience with acupuncture. A 2007 U.S. (...)

Tuesday 21 May 2019
by  D’Alonzo K, Harris R, Kim D, You E

Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Pain Management: A Systematic Review.

Related Articles Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Pain Management: A Systematic Review. Pain Manag Nurs. 2019 02;20(1):17-24 Authors: You E, Kim D, Harris R, D’Alonzo K Abstract OBJECTIVE: Nearly half of hospitalized patients in the United States have reported experiencing pain even (...)