Two auricular acupuncture points in the ear - "Shenmen" and "Point Zero" - have been studied in post-op patients, and have shown that stimulation of these points "at both auricles increased parasympathetic nerve activity, which is consistent with [previous] studies." The parasympathetic division of the nervous system is responsible for slowing the heart rate, relaxing the muscles, and restoring balance and calm in the body. Read the study here.
Jamie Wolfe (M.S., L.Ac.)
Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Acupuncturist whose work focuses around patients struggling with or in recovery from eating disorders as well as performing and visual artists. She holds a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan, is a member of the Acupuncture Society of New York, and is a nationally Certified and Designated Diplomate of Acupuncture by NCCAOM.