Auriculotherapy is based on the premise that the entire body is represented on the outer portion of the ear, as similar to reflexology; that the entire body can be treated by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.
In 1957, French neurologist and physician, Dr. Paul F. Nogier, proposed that the ear is a complete energetic system; the only organ that has acupoints which can affect the entire body. This allowed the physician non-invasive access to the entire body through needling, massaging or stimulating the ear.
Coning helps stimulate these ear points to rebalance the flow of energy – regulating the body’s organs and functions to release endorphins, the body’s own ‘feel-good’ chemicals. For example, by stimulating the kidney meridian to ensure the Life Force energy is ample, the ear is well nourished and hearing is acute.