Auriculotherapy is a modern technique but which has its foundations in the Middle East up to 5000 years ago. It involves treating specific points on nerves in the ear, with a small electric current. A French allopathic doctor named Paul Nogier developed it in the 1950s after noticing many Middle Eastern people were having their sciatica cured by having a specific point on their ears burnt. In 1980 the World Health Organisation recognised Auriculotherapy as effective in treating and diagnosing many conditions (over 300 are now recognised). Auriculotherapy is effective in treating and diagnosing many varied conditions, but is especially powerful in treating all addictions, compulsive disorders (ADD, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, comfort eating and aggressive behaviour) pain and mood problems. It is also a very useful addition to 'hands on' therapies, encouraging the body to re-balance its systems and stimulating the body's self-healing mechanisms. Auriculotherapy has a 95% success rate at stopping people smoking.