What is auriculotherapy

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Over the past few decades, Chinese doctors have inherited and developed their traditional medicine and researched the scientific advances of Western medicine in order to achieve a comprehensive understanding of auriculopuncture or auriculotherapy. Today this method is flourishing thanks to practice and synthesis. 


In Oriental medical practice, auriculopuncture is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of physical and organic dysfunctions, as well as diseases, through the stimulation of ENERGY POINTS which are located in the pinnar to obtain a therapeutic outcome




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The ear and its reflex zones:

There are areas in some parts of the body where the body as a whole is reflected. 

These are: the eyes, skull, hands, feet, face, tongue and ear. These places are called reflex zones and in them, indeed, the complete picture of the organism is reflected.

From a Western point of view, we can say that the reflex zones are true holograms, i.e. projected images in its totality if we start from the concept that in a part there is the whole and the whole is in a part.




Auriculopuncture has its own theoretical basis, working method and application protocols. In addition, it can be used as a complement to other techniques and/or methods such as acupuncture, Shiatsu, massage, osteopathy, psychology, etc. It is easy to use and you can obtain fast and effective results.

In the case of the combination of auriculotherapy and shiatsu, auriculotherapy is a technique that works on a microsystem which is the ear. It reflects the functioning of the whole organism. Shiatsu therapy works on the macrosystem, which is our whole body. Therefore, both therapies complement each other by stimulating both the micro and the macro system, creating a synergy and increasing the effectiveness of the treatment.

This TCM therapy has few contraindications and above all it can be used as a evaluation tool. It can be used as recovery method and more importantly as prevention.




Auriculotherapy has few contraindications, but is not recommended as a precaution in the following cases:


Pregnant women.


Convalescents (weakness).


Severe states of anaemia.


In case of skin lesions on the ear.


Extreme tiredness.


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The Auriculotherapy courses are a good investment for any manual therapist of any other discipline, as you will have new tools for your therapies, which can help you in the diagnosis of your patients, and in the prevention and recovery of certain ailments of the body.


At the Japanese School of Shiatsu, we perform TCM courses regularly, taught by the best trained professionals in oriental therapies from all over Europe. The Auriculotherapy courses are divided into two levels, of 12 hours each. They have their own didactic material and a Certificate issued by the Japanese school of Shiatsu.


You can learn more about auriculotherapy at the Japanese Shiatsu School..


Cupping therapy

CUPPING THERAPY  | Cupping Therapy according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Origins of cupping therapy

Cupping therapy has a long history in medicine in much of East Asia as a complement to acupuncture. The so-called "tentacle therapymentioned in the text of WuShi Er Bing Fang from the Mawang-Dui tombs in 168 BC, but it appears not to have been used systematically until around the year 300 AD. 

Since its beginnings, this technique has been used both in acupuncture as well as in practices with medicinal herbs as a complementary therapy. 

What is cupping therapy 

Its application is based on the use of several suction cups that apply suction to the body surface. A partial vacuum is created inside the cupping cup, which stimulates blood circulation and subcutaneous musculature. 

Cupping glasses are cups, usually made of glass, of different sizes. They are attached to the body with a suction method that promotes blood circulation and produces different healing effects. 

Uses of the cupping technique

The main use of the suction cups appears to have been the stagnation of bloodThis is precisely why this type of therapy is also called "blood stagnation therapy". Cupping has been developed in conjunction with acupuncture and herbal medicine for centuries. This type of therapy has been used for a large number of disorders Among these we find mainly, as we have said, the problems of stagnation in the blood.

Today, cupping therapy is used in Japan and regularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine not only as a complementary therapy by professional acupuncturists, but also by practitioners who specialise in cupping. treatment and prevention of diseases. These practitioners have clinics where cupping therapy is used in a variety of treatments. This specialisation has allowed the collection of detailed material on the uses and methods of cupping therapy. 

Benefits of cupping therapy: 

Today, cupping is still used regularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Treatment accelerates the body's recovery. By improving blood circulation, it increases the speed of healing, reduces pain, and relieves muscle discomfort accelerating the body's natural healing process.

In the Japanese school of Shiatsu We teach this therapy to complement Shiatsu and to give our students access to more tools to help them treat each patient in a personalised way and according to their needs. To learn, you can consult our next available courses: https://shiatsudo.com/curso-medicina-tradicional-oriental/#ventosas

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