Its effectiveness is due to the fact that the auricular points are located very close to each other on a small surface and that the outer ear is innervated by the cranial nerves.
The origins of the auricular therapy can be traced back in different cultures and civilizations. In ancient Egypt pain was treated by ear points. In 4th century BC, Hippocrates tried to cure impotence by bloodletting at the ear – this might be the oldest reference we have of the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions through auricular therapy. In modern day, auricular therapy is the most researched micro-system of the body.