Per alternative medicine the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body. The external surface of the ear or “auricle” can be stimulated to alleviate pathological conditions present throughout the body. The points in the ear are stimulated using small acupuncture needles, “press”-needles or subcutaneous electrical stimulation. Auricular therapy is an effective treatment for addictions (e.g. drugs, nicotine and food) for detoxification and for painful conditions like neck or back pain.