Auricular Chromotherapy has shown promising results in the reduction of symptoms that may result from psychological traumas, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), phobias, and other anxiety disorders. It is a relatively easy and quick technique that is being used throughout South America and Europe, however, its mechanism of action is not yet completely understood. The technique was developed by Daniel Asis, a Medical Doctor from Argentina.
As part of an Auricular Chromotherapy session to reduce the severity of these psychological conditions, the client is asked to recall the traumatic event/image or the event that triggers the anxiety. The client is also asked to rate the intensity on a scale of 1 to 10. In most cases the rate is no lower than a 7. Then the client is asked to give a word that describes the feelings that he or she is experiencing as they recall the event or image. As part of the technique the practitioner then palpates the ear lobes looking for tenderness and uses specific LED lights on particular areas of the ear. Following completion of the session, the client will be asked again to rate the strength of the image or event on a scale of 1 to 10 and provide a word that they would use to describe their feelings. In most cases, the number rating for the anxiety drops dramatically, sometimes down to a zero, along with a new, more positive word. Most session take no longer than 20 to 30 minutes, including an initial discussion of how the process works.
This is not intended as a replacement for mental health services.