June 02, 2001
Twisting your child's ears may not have daunted him into burning the midnight oil and securing good marks in the board examinations or, in fact, shunning that smoking or drinking habit, but pricking a few needles in his ears might just be the cure you are looking for.
Auricular or ear acupuncture is not something that has been practiced in India for long, but it surely is being projected as the next big stress buster after meditation. Unlike acupuncture, which involves use of needles in various parts of the body, auricular acupuncture uses just five or three points in the ear.
And if specialists are to be believed, the method can be used for helping students get over post-examination anxiety and stress. With the CBSE results just out, the Caring Foundation, an NGO, organised a special counselling programme for students outside the CBSE building at…