Katherine Baetz

Provider of acudetox and auricular acupuncture
Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture is a non-verbal approach to healing through stimulation of five targeted locations on the ear using sterilized, disposable, small, fine-gage, stainless steel needles that promote improvement in bodily function and emotional wellness. The recipients sit quietly usually in a group setting for 30-45 minutes allowing the treatment to take effect. It was developed back in the 1970's at the Lincoln Hospital in New York for the treatment of substance abuse and is supported by clinical evidence of effectiveness in curbing cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with a wide variety of addictions. It has been shown to be safe for all ages and has little to no risks or contraindications. The five points are: (1) Sympathetic which balances the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous systems fight/flight response related to stress. It promotes the dilation of blood vessels and produces an analgesic and relaxation effect on internal organs with overall reduction in stress and anxiety. (2) Shen Men which promotes pain reduction, diminishes tension and excessive sensitivity, lowers hypertension, and calms the mind. Relief from anxiety, depression, insomnia, and restlessness is often experienced and a stronger connection to spirit. (3) Kidney which strengthens the nervous system, purifies the blood, and helps the kidneys purge toxic waste. It also stimulates hormonal and physiological functions, promotes happiness and emotional healing, diminishes fear, and aids in recovery from addictions. (4) Liver which works together with kidney to eliminate toxins in the blood. It promotes hormonal and physiological functionality along with eases depression, muscle cramping, and anger. Targets stabilization of mood swings and impulsive behavior as well as promotes connection to internal self and development of life direction. (5) Lung which promotes detoxification of lungs and skin as well as supports immune health, respiratory functioning, and skin function. It relieves grief/sadness and promotes self-respect and connection.

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