Share this entry

Share this page


Syllabification: au·ric·u·lo·ther·apy
Pronunciation: /ôˌrikyəlōˈTHerəpē

Definition of auriculotherapy in English:


A form of acupuncture applied to points on the ear in order to treat other parts of the body.
Example sentences
  • Clinic director Hugh MacPherson uses auriculotherapy alongside body acupuncture to treat his patients.
  • A variation of traditional acupuncture is called auriculotherapy or ear acupuncture.


1970s: from Latin auricula 'external part of the ear' + therapy.

Definition of auriculotherapy in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…