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Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture in Brooklyn, NY

Are you seeking a holistic approach to address your health concerns? Consider exploring the ancient practice of Auricular Acupuncture.

What is Auricular Acupuncture in Brooklyn?

Auricular Acupuncture in Brooklyn

Auricular therapy or Ear Acupuncture was developed in China over 2000 years ago. Auricular therapy is a microsystem that connects to Macro-Acupuncture meridian channels. There is body correspondence between the ear points and the whole-body system. It is a projection of an upside-down fetus through the ear.

Additional ear points were discovered through extensive research by European physicians and scientists and published through the years. Auricular stimulation has its roots in European and Western Medicine. The treatment of the ears auricle has been available as a treatment in the USA since the early 1970’s. The founder of the system Dr. Paul Nogier published his comprehensive system of diagnosis and treatment in 1957 after years of careful observation relating ear points of reduced electrical resistance or conversely high electrical conductivity. There is a prevailing system used in Europe popularized by Dr. Bahr of German Academy and Paul Nouguier. Marina Doktorman was fortunate to have personally studied at conferences with Dr. Bahr in Vancouver, Canada and with Paul Nogier, Dr.  Ralph Nogier, MD (France) in Maryland, USA.

Auricular stimulation on the skin of the ear (skin is part of the central nervous system (CNS) has been found to raise blood serum levels of endogenous neurotransmitters, endorphins, and enkephalins. These endogenous substances are found in the brain where opiate receptors have been found. The endorphins have a scientifically verifiable role in the pain relieving effects of acupuncture. 

As part of his examination of the neurophysiological basis of auriculotherapy, Paul Nogier (1983) proposed that nervous system innervations of the external ear correspond to the three primary types of tissue found in the developing embryo. Nogier theorized that the distribution of the three cranial nerves which supply different auricular regions is related to their embryological functions, the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. Most health disorders are related to disturbances in all three functional layers:

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  • The Endodermal tissue: The endoderm becomes the gastrointestinal digestive tract, the respiratory system and abdominal organs such as the liver, pancreas, urethral and bladder. This portion of the embryo also generates parts of the endocrine system, including the thyroid gland, parathyroid gland and thymus gland. Deep embryological tissue is represented in the concha, the central valley of the ear. Stimulating this area of the ear affects metabolic activities and nutritive disorders of the internal organs that originate from the endoderm layer of the embryo. 
  • Mesodermal tissue: The mesoderm becomes skeletal muscles, cardiac muscles, smooth muscles, connective tissue, joints, bones, blood cells from bone marrow, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the adrenal cortex and urogenital organs. Mobilization of body defense mechanisms is only possible if the region of the middle layer is working normally. 
  • Ectodermal tissue: The surface layer originates from the ectoderm of the embryo. The ectoderm becomes the outer skin, cornea, eye lens, nose epithelium, teeth, peripheral nerves, spinal cord, brain and the endocrine glands of the pituitary, pineal and adrenal medulla. This embryological tissue is represented on the ear lobe and helix tail. This layer integrates inborn instinctive information with individual learned experiences.
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Features of Ear Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in Brooklyn, NYC

Ear pressure points detected through PointSelect Pro. A beeping sound will indicate that the point has been active. A needle is inserted at the point for stimulation. PointSelect can be used instead of a needle for the treatment. Additionally, ear seeds are often placed after the treatment as part of self-care.

At Pulse Acupuncture, a variety of treatments are employed to restore balance to the body. Alongside techniques like fire cupping and auricular acupuncture, electroacupuncture is introduced to enhance the therapeutic effects. The diagnostic method for auricular acupuncture finds disharmonies through ear examination. The ear is observed for any discolorations that would indicate internal organ pathology. It’s also palpated to determine heightened tenderness. Sensory nerve sensation is represented on the anterior surface of the ear, while motor nerve muscle tension is found on the posterior surface. To determine electrical skin resistance, a dermal point locator, the PointSelect Pro, is utilized. Dr. Bahr developed specific frequencies for both stimulation and detection of points.

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What are the benefits of Auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy benefits include:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Weight Loss/appetite control
  • Stops Addictions 
  • Smoking cessation
  • Treats Infertility
  • Reduces Anxiety/depression
  • Helps with Insomnia
  • Reduces Muscle spasms
  • Thermoregulation
  • Reestablishes sleeping-walking rhythm
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Regulates  respiration
  • Eliminates seasonal allergies
  • Restores Sexual function
  • Regulates excessive Perspiration
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What are potential side effects of Auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy side effects:

  1. Pain or discomfort. Some people may experience mild to moderate pain or discomfort at the site of the insertion. This usually fades quickly. 
  2. Bleeding, bruising or infection: As with any form of acupuncture, there is a small risk of bleeding, bruising or infection at the site of the insertion. That being said, auricular acupuncture needles are typically sterile, and there are precautions to reduce the risk of infection.
  3. Dizziness or fainting: Some people may experience lightheadedness, dizziness or fainting during or after auricular acupuncture. This is more common among individuals who are prone to these symptoms or who have low blood pressure.

Auricular Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Auricular Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture is a safe and painless treatment option for Allergy Relief. Marina Doktorman performs one-needle treatment for the most effective seasonal or environmental allergy symptoms. Acupuncture on ear is based on TCM and European acupuncture ear charts.

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What conditions can you treat with Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in New York?

The World Health Organization currently lists a variety of diseases, symptoms of diseases, or conditions that benefit through treatment from acupuncture. These include:

Pain management

Digestive Symptoms

Women/Men Health

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • PCOS
  • UTIs
  • Frequent urination
  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Pregnancy Support

  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Nausea
  • Baby health


  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma Healing
  • Insomnia



  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Herpes


  • Cancer support
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Detox
  • Tinnitus
  • Long Covid 19 symptoms
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About the Practitioner

Marina Doktorman was born in Ukraine and immigrated to United States at the age of 15. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY in 1997. Marina Doktorman, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac., is a nationally board certified acupuncturist since 2001 and licensed in NY and NJ states. She first worked in NYC in a multi-specialty clinic before establishing her private practice in 2005, in Clifton, NJ.

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Auricular Acupuncture Testimonials in Brooklyn

Kazue AnanKazue Anan
23:22 05 Oct 23
Elena SolntsevaElena Solntseva
21:26 05 Oct 23
To understand what I'm talking about, you have to try it for yourself.After 10 minutes of the procedure, you get into a different reality. Marina is knowledgeable, answers all the questions. After the procedure, the skin of the face glows, the body becomes lighter by a couple of pounds. I've been looking for such a procedure and state of mind for a long time.
02:39 23 Sep 23
Pulse Acupuncture is exactly what I’ve been looking for to treat my migraines! Marina is knowledgeable, professional, asks probing questions and does fire cupping! She also has a very serene and clean office that makes me feel so relaxed and I never feel rushed during my sessions. Marina is truly incredible - her treatments help me mitigate migraines and I highly recommend her for any acupuncture/holistic health needs!! (I’ve tried other practitioners in the area and none have compared to Marina’s experience and professionalism.)
Irina KozinaIrina Kozina
13:59 10 Sep 23
I used acupuncture for low back and SI joint pain. I have a chronic condition. After the 1st treatment pain reduced by 75%. I am very happy with the results. I'm coming back. Thank you!
Michael SchimleyMichael Schimley
16:26 23 Aug 23
I found Marina while I was experiencing horrible lower back pain and her treatments got me back to my normal self quickly. Her office is beautiful, clean and welcoming. I will be going back regularly for routine maintenance and stress relief.
Sophia FSophia F
08:41 03 Aug 23
Very happy that my friend recommended Pulse Acupuncture Williamsburg Brooklyn to me! Marina Doktorman is such a professional acupuncturist! It was my first time trying acupuncture and I fell in love with it, I felt younger and lighter after my acupuncture session! I recommend to everyone!!!
Helen ShinHelen Shin
21:24 01 Aug 23
Marina healed me with the best acupuncture in Williamsburg. My shoulders and traps was intensely in pain to the point it gave me a headache but Pulse Acupuncture relieved my pain. Marina's technique is so effective and relaxing. The space is also beautiful and luxurious and you can also get a massage with Maria who's also AMAZING. I highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture in Williamsburg 🙂
Ellen LeybengrubEllen Leybengrub
02:24 28 Jul 23
Marina Doktorman is very knowledgeable, skilled, and caring, with many years of experience. Excellent location. Beautiful brand new office.
Felix LanFelix Lan
21:48 25 Jul 23
Super pleased with my first appointment. Marina is very kind, knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend.
Amanda PagulAmanda Pagul
23:30 17 Jul 23
Evgenia VlasovaEvgenia Vlasova
23:32 29 Jun 23
When I first came to Marina, I felt constant pressure in my lower back, tension in my upper back and lack of energy. During the first session I could literally feel something shifting inside in those areas she was working on. Her touch was so gentle that I didn’t even feel the needles go in. The time stopped, I was relaxed, calm and peaceful. Besides acupuncture I had some cupping done as well. The cups relieved a great deal of pressure from my upper and lower back. After the session I immediately felt the effect. Have my next session scheduled for next week. I would definitely recommend Marina to those seeking holistic ways to deal with muscle, spine, and pain issues. She is a miracle worker!
Taisiya PokrovskayaTaisiya Pokrovskaya
21:00 13 Jun 23
I felt relief after the first session with Marina Doktorman. Marina is a caring practitioner that establishes a connection with her clients and always ensures a comfortable environment. After doing acupuncture, heat therapy, and cupping with her, I felt instant relief and relaxation. In addition, Marina’s treatment helped me feel relief from neck and back pain, as well as to feel grounded and connected to my body. I would highly recommend Marina to anyone.
Alex livsonAlex livson
18:49 06 Jun 23
Excellent service, very knowledgeable and professional. They helped me a lot. Strongly recommend. Went to other offices, but this one is truly the best!
maya grablermaya grabler
23:28 04 Jun 23
I’m getting acupuncture for allergies and impressed by the results! I’m no longer congested, no teary eyes. It’s just incredible! Im used to getting allergy shots before. No more. It’s unbelievable! The treatment is relaxing and very effective! My headaches are gone too! I really recommend Marina Doktorman at Pulse Acupuncture!
Leon RavLeon Rav
16:25 15 Apr 23
I’ve had great acupuncture experience at Pulse Acupuncture. Marina was able to fix my neck strain in just one treatment. It was not painful and actually very relaxing. Cupping and massage followed after acupuncture session. This was the most relief I’ve had in a long time. Loved the healing vibe of this beautiful studio.
The -W-omenThe -W-omen
01:06 07 Apr 23
I recently visited Pulse Acupuncture to seek relief for my lower back pain, and I am thrilled with the results I achieved through Marina's skillful treatment. After just a few sessions, I noticed a significant improvement in my pain levels and overall mobility.I am beyond grateful to Marina, because after trying so many things, I almost lost hope. highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture and Marina for anyone seeking relief from pain or other health concerns.
Mark PlesserMark Plesser
00:58 07 Apr 23
I have been visiting Pulse Acupuncture for several months now, and I have consistently received excellent service from Marina. Her expertise in acupuncture and holistic healing is unmatched, and she always takes the time to listen to my concerns and provide personalized recommendations.The acupuncture sessions themselves are incredibly relaxing and therapeutic. Marina's gentle touch and precise needle placement always leave me feeling calm and rejuvenated. She also incorporates other techniques, such as cupping, which have been very beneficial for my overall health and wellbeing.In addition to her skill as an acupuncturist, Marina is also a wonderful person to work with. She is warm, friendly, and genuinely cares about her clients' wellbeing. I always leave our sessions feeling refreshed and uplifted, both physically and mentally.Overall, I highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture and Marina for anyone looking for high-quality acupuncture and personalized care. Thank you, Marina, for your exceptional service and dedication to helping others achieve optimal health!
Miha haMiha ha
18:35 27 Mar 23

Auricular Acupuncture - FAQ

Auricular Acupuncture, also known as ear acupuncture, is a type of acupuncture that involves inserting needles at specific points on the ear. The ear is viewed as a microsystem of the entire body, meaning each part corresponds to a different organ or system. By stimulating these points, practitioners aim to treat a variety of health conditions and promote overall well-being.
Practitioners of Auricular Acupuncture believe that the ear is a microsystem representing the entire body. Specific points on the ear correspond to different body parts or systems. By stimulating these points with fine needles, the body’s Qi, or life energy, is rebalanced, promoting healing and well-being. From a Western medical perspective, the ear has a rich nerve supply, and stimulating these nerves can have a range of effects, including pain relief and relaxation.
The number of Auricular Acupuncture sessions required depends on the individual and the condition being treated. Some people may notice improvement after one or two treatments, while chronic or complex conditions may require a series of treatments over weeks or months. Your acupuncturist will assess your condition and discuss a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs.

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