deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing

Auricular Acupuncture

What is Auricular Acupuncture?

auricular acupuncture is an alternative & holistic treatment that can offer a natural and effective way to reduce pain, stress, anxiety, weightloss, ptsd, hot flashes, and help you detox. 

in my clinic, it's a popular therapy. this ancient chinese practice works by inserting needles into the ear at specific points known to influence the body's energy flow. it's based on the concept that the ear mirrors the body, so by treating various pressure points and imbalances in the ear, we can treat the corresponding parts of the body. 

did you know that there is over 200 acupuncture points located on your ears!

Does it Work?

the short answer is yes; according to some studies, auricular acupuncture can help reduce pain, depression, and anxiety and improve sleep quality. it can also help people quit smoking or reduce alcohol consumption. moreover, it helps with issues such as weight loss and addiction recovery by targeting specific areas in the brain that regulate these processes. 
auricular acupuncture is an excellent therapeutic option for those seeking relief from pain, stress or anxiety without resorting to medication or surgery. its also safe during pregnancy!
does it hurt? The advantage of Auricular Acupuncture is that it's relatively painless; most patients report only a tiny amount of discomfort during the needles being inserted. In addition,  Mild side effects can include nausea, dizziness, pain or tenderness around the needle site.
you can benefit from improved moods and greater overall well-being after just a few treatments. Auricular Acupuncture is safe, natural and can provide long-lasting relief from many unpleasant symptoms
A typical ear acupuncture appointment could last from 30 minutes up to an hour. it's vital to visit a licensed, qualified and experienced acupuncturist to ensure a safe experience. Auriculotherapy is safe, effective and works quickly in most people. Many people see a noticeable improvement after their first or second visit.

What are the benefits?

  • relaxation
  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • improve sleep quality
  • increase energy levels
  • relieve pain
  • boost immunity
  • balance energy flow
  • detox 
  • can help reduce cancer pain and chemotherapy side effects
  • can help reduce the frequency of hot flushes and reduce menopausal symptoms
  • can help improve digestion and balance your endocrine system to support weightloss or weight gain
  • can support mental health and improve symptoms of low mood, ptsd, depression, anxiety
  • offers a natural way to manage your pain without the need for more medication or nasty side effects
If you're interested in booking a place in the Healing Hour Community Acupuncture Clinic, click the link below. Here, you'll be able to make your booking and secure your spot in our clinic. 

Auricular Acupuncture Treatments


this treatment can help 

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety management + Panic disorder
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • General stress
  • Trauma
  • Smoking cessation
  • Promotes relaxation in young with behavioural disorders
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Side effects from drug treatment in Cancer
  • Helps the immune system
  • the protocol is known to have a calming effect on the nervous system.
  • ear seeds are included and will be inserted before you leave to support your healing at home.

Battlefield Acupuncture is used on the battlefield to stop the pain.
This protocol uses a specific set of needles to interrupt pain signals sent via the Vagus nerve to the hypothalamus in the brain.
  • This protocol has excellent results with joint pain, headaches, migraines, and fibromyalgia, to name a few!
  • Not only does this reduce pain, but it also permits rest, and we all know how vital sleeping is in order for our body to heal. It is applicable in a vast range of diseases and disharmonies.
  • battlefield acupuncture (bfa) has been shown to manage chronic pain and ptsd  (zeliadt, 2020). 
  • This treatment uses ASP® needles which are designed to stay in the ear for up to a week. 
  • It is hypothesized that the needles send a message right to the healing center in the brain to correct the pathology. It is believed that retaining the needles in the ear sends an continuous communication to the brain that creates a prolong reduction of pain.
Electro Auricular Acupuncture
Electro auriculotherapy is an innovative, non-invasive healthcare solution designed to help with various medical conditions. This treatment can be tailored to your health concerns. It uses electrical stimulation to stimulate auricular points on the ear to relieve pain and other related symptoms. This device offers the comfort of no needles, making it ideal for those who are afraid of needles.

ear Acupuncture & ear Seeds

  • Ear acupuncture involves gently placing tiny, disposable needles into specific sites in each ear. These hair-thin needles are even smaller than those used for body acupuncture. The needles remain in the ear for the duration of the acupuncture treatment.
  • Ear seeds are a non-invasive technique that activates the ear points by simply sticking to the acupuncture points. These tiny, stick-on seeds come in the form of actual seeds, metals like gold or silver, or crystals. Clients can safely apply a few ear seeds to some of the many recognized therapeutic ear points and use this self-care healing modality at home!

Deanna Thomas BSc Hons Lic.Ac MBAcC 

hi, i'm deanna thomas and i am a experienced, fully qualified and insured acupuncturist.  as traditional chinese medicine acupuncturist i have extensive training in clinical therapies including eastern medicine, anatomy and physiology combined with western medicine. alongside that I am a qualified to practice nada auricular acupuncture, battlefield acupuncture, Korean auricular acupuncture, and electro auricular acupuncture.  i am a registered member of the British acupuncture council(bacc) is the uk's largest regulatory body for practitioners of traditional acupuncture.

The Healing Hour

The Healing Hour is a new community-based acupuncture treatment. We offer acupuncture sessions with a licensed & qualified Acupuncturist, Deanna Thomas, in a tranquil healing space. experience the power of Auricular Acupuncture to ignite your healing journey!

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