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Ashley Gaddi Jewelry has a patent pending technology for acupressure based therapeutic ear stimulation. The auriculotherapy device engages the acupressure points of the ear to provide therapeutic relief. 

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medical practice that uses pressure that is directly placed on acupuncture points and meridians. The act of acupressure unblocks energy(also known as Chi), permitting energy to travel freely throughout the body. The traveling energy can alleviate pain and support many of the body’s systems. 

What is Auriculotherapy?

Acupressure of the ear, which is  also known as Auriculotherapy is the practice that attempts to stimulate nerve connection in the body through the application of physical pressure to known acupressure points. The stimulation triggers a therapeutic response to treat various ailments. Specific placement of the earrings brings increased blood flow and circulation to help the body heal.

How did this start?

Paul Nogier was born in 1908. He devoted his life to medicine and science. Dr Nogier contributed a magnificent gift to Medicine and Society: Auriculotherapy.

Auriculotherapy is based upon points in the ear that correspond to the body. Auriculotherapy was first developed in Lyon, France. Dr Nogier also had a close collaborator Dr Rene Bourdiol. 

Three types of prenatal tissue give rise to the ear. The ear is split into central, middle and peripheral zones. The central area of the ear is called the concha. The concha is from tissues that originate from the endoderm. The endoderm leads to the formation of most of the organs. 
The middle region is called the anti helix. The anti helix is composed of tissues that originate from the mesoderm. The mesoderm gives rise to the bones, ligaments, muscle, heart, circulatory system and sex organs. 

The peripheral area is a combination of the lobe of the ear, and part of the helix of the ear. This partial region originates from tissues from the ectoderm. The ectoderm gives rise to the skin, the nervous system and brain. 

Dr Rapheal Nogier, the son of Paul Nogier, worked with his father for many years. He has continued his fathers work as a practitioner of auriculotherapy. Raphaël Nogier is currently president of the Lyon Medical Studies Group. He has published many clinical research articles and is a world renowned author. 

For further details on the research and explanation on auriculotherapy please read.