WORLD ASSOCIATION OF AURICULAR THERAPY (WAAT)
INCORPORATED AS AN INTERNATIONAL CHARITY AT NEW
New Delhi, 27 August 2018 : The renowned expert and
international level researcher on Auricular Therapy, Dr.
Shrijyoti gets the credit of establishing the World Association
of Auricular Therapy (WAAT) as an international charity
registered with the Government of Delhi on 27 August 2018 with a
view to promoting Auricular and other related as well as allied
therapies by uniting all practitioners and experts of this
unique method of treating the patients without any medicine or
Tracing the history of the ancient auricular therapy, Dr.
Shrijyoti recalled that Ear Piercing or Karna Vedha is an
ancient ceremony performed on both male and female in many
countries. This is seen across cultures in almost all continents
where human civilization inhabited.
He further added that in India, this is called as Karna (ear)
Vedha (piercing) and is one of the Shodasha Samskaras (16
ceremonies) performed on a human between birth and death. Common
between male and females, it is intended to open the inner ears
of the child for receiving sacred sounds. This rite has deep
mystical and symbolic significance. It is believed that merely
hearing sacred sounds has merit in that it cleanses sin and
nurtures the spirit.
In China, this special type of Acupuncture and Acupressure is
done at a particular point on ear and it is believed to cure or
Describing the treatment methods, Dr. Shrijyoti said that behind
the ear lobe there is a natural, small microscopic depression
which contains nerve endings linked with diseases like bronchial
asthma, cough and tuberculosis.
Recalling the historical importance of Auricular Therapy, Dr.
Shrijyoti explained “When that area is punctured, the related
disease is eliminated. Study of this science was done and
recorded in the Vedas much earlier and the sanskar of piercing
the ear lobes was already implemented on both genders of kids”.
“The metal (like gold or copper) earrings are believed to help
in maintaining the flow of electric current in a human body. It
is also believed that ear piercing helps in maintaining the
regularity in the menstrual cycle of a girl”, he further
This part of the ear is the intuitive, Third Eye, or psychic
point. It is very important that only gold, and not silver, be
worn here on the ear lobe. Gold, combined with an amethyst or
emerald (which are both traditionally regarded as very spiritual
stones), will have an added positive effect on the function of
Ayurveda researcher and surgeon on ancient India, Susruta (6th
century BC) says, “Ears of a child should be bored for
protection (from diseases in his opinion) and decoration.” He
explicitly prescribes the boring of ears for preventing
hydrocele and hernia.
Susruta gives a very cautious procedure of the ceremony. He says
that the ceremony should be performed in the sixth or seventh
month, in the bright half and on an auspicious day. After the
preliminaries the child should be put on the lap of the mother
or the nurse. Then the child should be fondled and persuaded by
means of toys. Now the surgeon should pull the ears with his
left hand and bore them slowly at the natural holes which are
visible in the sunlight. If the ears are tender they should be
pierced with a needle, if stiff with a probe. After boring oil
should be applied to the ears by means of a cotton thread or
Father of Western medicine, Hippocrates, wrote about ear
piercing and earring wearing around 470 BC as a remedy and
treatment for menstrual problems. Galen also wrote about the
same thing. In ancient times, if there was a deficiency in
energy or chi, gold earrings would be placed in a pierced acu-point
for stimulation. Silver earrings were used if there was
Ancient people treated diseases of feminine Yin organs via
earrings in the left ear and diseases of the male Yang organs
via the right ear. The left side of the body is the feminine
side and the right side of the body is masculine.
The belly button is the seat of eroticism and sexual passion. It
arouses sexual passion. This is why most belly dancers have
their belly buttons pierced. Belly dancing is a form of dancing
that arouses sexual desire in men. It is very erotic and highly
sensual, though friendly and innocent in nature.
All other modern day piercings like tongue, eyebrows, nipples,
sexual organs etc are simply Fad and only to express their
taste. They have nothing to do with health or spirituality.
Giving the scientific justification of Auricular Therapy, Dr.
Shrijyoti while discussing the salient features of Auricular
Therapy said that this is a form of alternative medicine based
on the idea that the ear is a micro system, which reflects the
entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of
the ear. Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional
health of the patient are assumed to be treatable by stimulation
of the surface of the ear exclusively.
Auriculotherapy was proposed in the “Treatise of Auriculotherapy”
(1957), by the neurologist Paul Nogier. The developments were
made by clinical trials based upon a phrenological method of
projection of a fetal Homunculus on the ear, for reference of
physical complaints and points for medical treatment. Nogier
soon presented his discovery to the public, where members of the
Chinese Army picked up the map and took it to the barefoot
doctors of China, farmers with minimal training in basic medical
and in paramedical skills, and so provide medical services in
Moreover, Nogier then published what he called the “Vascular
Autonomic Signal”, a distinct change in the amplitude of the
pulse, easily felt with the tip of the thumb at the radial
artery. That mechanism would only produce a signal upon the
introduction of new information to the electromagnetic field of
the patient. Nogier then was working with the principle of
matching resonance, and said that he could use the vascular
autonomic signal to detect the active points of the auricular
In 1990 the Director General of the World Health Organisation
proclaimed to an international gathering that “Auricular
acupuncture is probably the most developed and best documented,
scientifically, of all the Microsystems of acupuncture and is
the most practical and widely used.”
Auricular acupuncture, or ear acupuncture as it is more commonly
known, is similar to body acupuncture but with ear acupuncture
stimulation is only to the external ear.
It is a method of treating a variety of physiological and
psychological health problems by the stimulation of certain
acupuncture points on the external ear. Classical body
acupuncture is thought to have been originally discovered in
China over 5000 years ago; ear acupuncture was also thought to
have been discovered in China around the same time, however it
has been, until fairly recently, a poor relation of classical
body acupuncture. It was the French Physician from Lyon in
France, the late Dr. Paul Nogier, in the 1950's after seeing one
of his patients cured of sciatic back pain with the use of ear
acupuncture, who then began to research and develop modern ear
acupuncture, and carried on researching and refining the therapy
for over 40 years until his recent death in the late 1990's. In
fact his work is so well regarded that the Chinese refer to him
as the Father of modern Ear Acupuncture.
Dr. Nogier's research indicated that there are over 100 or so
separate acupuncture points on the external ear and that when
these points are stimulated they influence the various organs
and systems in the body. Nogier discovered that the position of
the ear points and zones were approximately in the position of
an upside down fetus, super-imposed on the external ear, with
the head located around the lobe of the ear. His research also
indicated that every part of the body has its own representative
acupuncture point on the external ear, and that stimulation one
of these points can influence the corresponding organ linked to
that particular ear point.
The Chinese version of ear acupuncture is still based on the
traditional Chinese medicine model, whereas the western Nogier
version is based more on a western scientific format.
Auricular therapy has a long history of use in China. It was
mentioned in the most famous of ancient Chinese medical
textbooks, “The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine.”
In modern times, auricular therapy has been shown to stimulate
the release of endorphins, the body's own feel-good chemicals.