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Addictive Behaviors and Drug Detoxification with Ear Acupuncture

By Terry Oleson, Ph.D.

The points listed on this page represent a small part of a large book called Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture, 2nd Edition. To locate the points specific to these treatments, please see the following three images:

Ear Points (148k)

For images that describe the auriculotherapy points for many other conditions, please see:

Auricular Microsystem Points (200k)

Points labeled with the letter "C" belong to the Chinese system of acupoint locations.

Points labeled with the letter "F" belong to the French system of acupoint locations.

The efficacy of these systems versus the system for point location that Dr. Oleson illustrates in his book must be determined by the practitioner and the patient.

PP: means "Primary Points"
SP: means "Secondary Points"


PP: Alcoholic Point, Liver, Lung 2, Brain.C, Point Zero, Shen Men, Occiput, Forehead.
SP: Autonomic Point, Endocrine Point, Tranquilizer Point, Master Cerebral, Thirst Point, External Genitals.C, External Cenitals.F, Minor Occipital Nerve, Limbic System, Aggressivity, Master Oscillation, Anti-Depressant Point.

Drug Addiction:

PP: Lung 2, Point Zero, Shen Men, Autonomic Point, Liver, Kidney.C, Brain, Limbic System.
SP: Occiput, Adrenal Gland.C, External Genitals.C, External Genitals.F.

Nervous Drinking:

PP: Alcoholic Point, Thirst Point, Kidney.C, Brain.C, Shen Men, Nervousness.
SP: Point Zero, Endocrine Point, Thalamus Point, Master Cerebral, Master Tranquilizer.

Smoking Withdrawal:

PP: Nicotine Point, Lung 1, Lung 2, Point Zero, Shen Men, Autonomic Point, Brain.C, Limbic.
SP: Mouth, Palate.C, Palate.F, Adrenal Gland.C, Adrenal Gland.F, Aggressivity. (Treat Lung points at 80 Hz for 2 minutes.)

Weight Control:

PP: Appetite Control, Mouth, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestines, Shen Men.
SP: Point Zero, Thalamus Point, Master Sensorial, Master Cerebral, Anti-Depressant Point, Endocrine Point, Posterior Hypothalamus, Occiput. (Treat Appetite Control Point at 20 Hz for 2 minutes.)

About the Author

Terry Oleson, Ph.D. is an internationally known lecturer in the field of auriculotherapy. Receiving his Ph.D. in Psychobiology form the University of California at Irvine in 1973, he went on to do pioneering research on auriculotherapy diagnosis and auriculotherapy at the UCLA Pain Management Center in Los Angelels, California. Besides being the author of numerous scientific articles, Dr. Oleson is the Chair of the Department of Psychology and the Division of Behavior Medicine at the California Graduate Institute. Dr. Oleson also serves on the faculty of Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and as President of the Center for Oriental Medical Research and Education (COMRE).

Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture, is available from Health Care Alternatives, Redwing, and Helio, as well as other text suppliers. The telephone number for Health Care Alternatives is (323) 656-2084, the fax is (323) 656-2085, and the email address is The cost of the book is $42.00 and $3.00 for shipping. We are based in Los Angeles and ship by UPS or US Mail, depending on the preference of the buyer.

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