Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy, is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are over 200 acupuncture points on the ear that when stimulated trigger electrical impulses to the brain. Auricular acupuncture has been found to stimulate the release of endorphins, our "feel good" hormones. Auricular therapy is widely used for many conditions, including addiction treatment, mood disorders, stress, weight loss/obesity, pain, and other conditions. This medical system emphasizes a holistic approach to medicine, an approach that treats the whole person.