Auricular Chromotherapy in the Treatment of Psychologic Trauma, Phobias, and Panic Disorder

Med Acupunct. 2018 Jun 1;30(3):151-154. doi: 10.1089/acu.2018.1281.


Auricular chromotherapy has shown promising results in the treatment of psychologic trauma and anxiety disorders, such as phobias and panic attacks. With its relatively easy and quick technical application, this procedure could be an indispensable tool for physicians. However, its mechanism of action is not yet understood completely. Objective: To treat patients suffering from trauma, phobia, and panic attack with auricular chromotherapy. Materials and Methods: The protocol was applied in 160 patients (135 who experienced traumas; 15 patients with specific phobias and 10 patients with panic disorder). They are 134 women, 26 men, ages 20-60. Results: The treatment showed 93% of positive response. Conclusion: This procedure shows the possibility of drawing a path from the external ear to traumatic memories, anxiety disorders and phobias.

Keywords: auricular acupuncture; auriculotherapy; chromotherapy; panic attack; phobia; psychologic trauma.