auricular acupuncture

(aw-RIH-kyoo-ler AK-yoo-PUNK-cher)
A type of acupuncture in which thin needles are inserted at specific points on the outer ear to control pain and other symptoms. It is thought that the outer ear contains a “map” of the whole body and that specific points on this map match up with certain parts of the body. Also called ear acupuncture.