Auricular acupuncture, using needles or beads and seeds, gives a low level of stimulation that has a strong effect on the brain and nervous system.
Auricular acupuncture is occasionally used alone, but most of the time we use it in addition to body needles for when we want to strengthen the effects of the treatment.
Research studies done on the ear have been shown there are nervous system connections that have a direct affect the musculoskeletal, endocrine, nervous, and organ systems.
The NADA Protocol is specific set of points on the ear that have been found to be helpful overcoming addictions, because they are especially sedating. This helps people who are trying to stop smoking, have trouble with substance abuse, or some other undesirable habit, as long as they have a strong to desire to quit.