Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy is a powerful adjunct technique to treat various musculoskeletal conditions and to influence function of specific internal organs or the brain. The ear is a microsystem with the entire body represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. Ailments of various joints or internal organs manifest in the form of tactile or electrical changes in the correspondent ear acupuncture points.

We do not use a blind approach in acupuncture: specific ear acupuncture points are precisely located by highly sensitive electronic tools. Upon detection, the points are stimulated with powerful sterile titanium needles which stay inserted for several days. Typically, patients who undergo auricular therapy are seen at IFSMED on a weekly basis. The number of treatments may vary from as few as three to up to twenty.

IFSMED utilizes medical acupuncture almost exclusively to treat local or regional musculoskeletal problems such as:

•    neck and shoulder pain
•    rotator cuff syndrome and frozen shoulder
•    tennis and golfer’s elbows
•    carpal tunnel syndrome
•    low back pain
•    knee pain
•    various forms of tendonitis and bursitis

At IFSMED, we pride ourselves on using only the best nontraditional therapies in La Jolla and Del Mar including medical acupuncture.

To find more information about our acupuncture approach to treat musculoskeletal diseases, call IFSMED at (858) 794-9192 or send us an e-mail at