A recent issue of the Cape-Gazette newspaper featured an article penned by Dr. Jani on ear acupuncture as a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical solution for helping patients cope with symptoms of pain, anxiety and depression.
“Called ‘battlefield acupuncture,’ it’s been studied extensively by the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration medical centers, with proven results in reducing back, musculoskeletal, neuropathic and headache pain,” wrote Dr. Jani.
Similar to other forms of acupuncture, auricular therapy focuses on how areas of the body are connected through pathways. For instance, placing the ear seeds along the outer edge of the ear helps balance the autonomic nervous system, which controls breathing, the heartbeat and digestive processes.
Click to read Dr. Jani’s article in its entirety.