How Touching Your Ear Can Reduce Your Appetite, Stress, and Insomnia, Creating Total Body Health

Auriculotherapy — also known as “ear acupuncture” or “auricular acupuncture” — has been gaining popularity over the past 50 years as a non-invasive but effective natural treatment for physical and mental conditions.

The concept is that the outer portion of the human ear holds a map that links to the rest of the body.  Pressure is used on these various map points to alleviate chronic pain, cure insomnia, help you lose weight, increase your libido, and offer relief from emotional stress.

Can you truly relieve pain just by touching your ear? 

The answer was discovered in 1980, when a research study was done at UCLA Pain Management Center Department of Anesthesiology UCLA School of Medicine to determine if Auriculotherapy should be considered “real medicine”. 

Over 40 patients with chronic muscle pain were diagnosed by doctors who specialized in pain management using traditional treatment and standard medical procedure.  The participants of the study were then given a second diagnoses by an Auriculotherapy physician who was not informed of their medical history. 

His diagnoses matched those made with traditional medicine with more than 75% accuracy.  This convinced researchers that Auriculotherapy was valid medicine.  There truly is a “map” of the human body on the outer ear.

When pressure is applied to certain points on your outer ear that correspond with the pain you feel in your body, messages are sent to your brain and it floods your body with biochemical pain-killers you produce naturally. 

Auriculotherapy stops the pain.  Instantly.  Naturally.

So how does it work? 

Using Auriculotherapy to Reduce Your Appetite

Obesity is an epidemic in the United States, with approximately 65% of citizens considered overweight according to the Surgeon General.  It is believed to be the root cause of many illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, costing our healthcare system trillions of dollars every year. 

Applying pressure to a corresponding portion of your ear – called the Hunger Point – for 30-60 seconds can reduce your appetite and stimulate weight loss. This area of your ear controls appetite, accelerates the brain’s “full” response, and releases endorphins or “feel good” hormones into your system. 

Since the Hunger Point is on the outer perimeter of your ear, you can press it with one finger, or pinch it from either side with both fingers.

Since overeating is often linked to depression and mood swings, increasing positive hormones controls your appetite mentally as well as physically. 

Nutrition and exercise are still important but appetite and mood will make your efforts more productive, improving your chances for successful weight loss.

How to Use Auriculotherapy for Stress Relief

Stress has become “common” in the hectic modern world; occurring so regularly that it becomes a habit.  You begin to accept it, even expect it. 

You cannot afford to become complacent about stress in your day-to-day life.  Stress is a killer.  Research has proven it is one of the core causes of inflammation, heart disease, ineffective immune system, sleep disorders, and even cancer. 

Applying pressure for 30-60 seconds to the Shen Men or Wonder Point regulates stress hormones, relieves tension and pain, and allows for deeper, quality sleep.

It sounds like “woo woo” science, but your body is one of the most incredibly complex organisms on the planet and you already have the ability to heal yourself. 

Your body does it all the time.  When chronic illness and pain affect your immune system and hormone levels, this natural healing process is interrupted. 

What should happen naturally, again and again, needs help.  Auriculotherapy can function as the “reset” button your body needs to stimulate healing. 

Auriculotherapy is recognized and approved by both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).  It has proven to be a valid and effective at-home treatment for many illnesses.

With Auriculotherapy You Can Overcome:

=> Chronic pain in muscles and joints

=> Back and sciatica pain – including headaches, neck pain, and radiating pain to arms or legs

=> Allergy causes and symptoms

=> Weight loss – studies showed an average of 1-2 pounds lost per week just by applying acupressure on the Hunger Point of the outer ear.

=> Gastro-intestinal conditions and nausea

=> Relieve stress and anxiety

=> Insomnia – a study involving 46 cases of insomnia were treated with Auriculotherapy.  Of the 46 cases over 32 cases were cured and able to sleep more than 7 hours.

=> Boost your immune response against infection

=> And many, many more illnesses and health problems…

You can easily learn to treat yourself at home using your fingers or a narrow tipped object such as a matchstick.  Yes, this natural health remedy is that simple.

Don’t wait.  Every day you spend in pain or suffering from a condition that could be relieved with safe, natural Auriculotherapy is another day wasted.  There are no side effects.  There is no risk.  What do you have to lose? 

Want to know more?  Once you learn how to identify the reflex points on the outer ear and the simple technique for stimulating those points, you’ll be able to easily do-it-yourself. 

Click here to find out more about how you can use Auriculotherapy, as an amazing at-home therapy for pain relief. 


Health and wellness are two of the most important assets any human being can possess – and without which one cannot live a productive, joyful and meaningful life. Underground Health Reporter was designed as a daily destination for little-known, cutting-edge – and sometimes unconventional – information that can revolutionize your health…or even save someone’s life.

Internal References:
Underground Health Reporter: An Amazing, Little-Known Therapy for Pain Relief
US National Library of Medicine:  Experimental Evaluation of Auricular Diagnosis
Cancer Treatment Centers of America:  Auriculotherapy – Treatments and Technology

8 Comment(s)

  1. Hello,
    I am wondering if you know if  stress and increased appetite can be the cause of low blood sugar or 
    low thyroid? If you know any thing about how this is affected please Email me.
    Thank You K.Weber

    weber kathy | Reply

  2. Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is the expert on blood sugar. Perhaps you can check with her…

    admin | Reply

  3. Great discovery!! I will definitely try this!! 

    Durwood | Reply

  4. Stress, tinnitus, grey hair . Kindly tell some acupuncture points.

    paramjit | Reply

  5. I get a pleasant burning rush of endorphins from lightly touching hairs in ear with the end of a paperclip that equals an orgasm. An eargasm. Metal does it better than anything else. Gotta be real careful and gentle. Its amazing

    john | Reply

  6. Super useful article- glad to have found it.

    personalfitnesstrainer | Reply

  7. I like your auriculotherapy for diseases.thanks.

    agha kazim | Reply

  8. it worked. thank you. It really reduced my apetite

    Sofia Martinez | Reply

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