Over the weekend I attended Auriculotherapy (Ear Acupuncture) CPD course, delivered by the inspiring Jim Chalmers. Auriculotherapy is one of the micro-systems of Acupuncture. "The auriculotherapy response is believed to be mediated by the reticular nervous system, a network of fibers which connect the spinal cord with the brainstem, the hypothalamus region, the midbrain and the cortex. All neural signaling from the ear is transmitted through this region to the body" (J. Chalmers, NCA 2018). Some of the ailments Auricular therapy can help with are: Pain (e.g. sciatica, neck pain), Psycho-emotional disorders (e.g. PTSD, Anxiety, O.C.D.), healing scars and various other. I am looking forward to implementing this into some of my patient’s treatments..