Auricular acupuncture is a specialised complementary therapy where acupuncture points on the outer ear are treated using needles to help relieve many chronic complaints. The treatment helps to support and maintain recovery of those accessing Apex services. Benefits include improved concentration and focus, alleviating anxiety and stress, improved appetite and sleep.
Our trained acupuncture specialists carry out the procedure in group sessions within a calm environment. Individuals are offered a person centred approach to meet their specific needs over several sessions.
Anyone who accesses Apex services is welcome to participate in auricular acupuncture sessions.
In the units where the sessions are offered, individuals are offered access to the sessions by their personal development mentor to complement the services they are already accessing. Referrals can be made by email or phone through criminal justice social work, treatment and rehabilitation services such as Osprey House or Beechwood House and Ascend.