As a result of the increasing worldwide research into auricular acupuncture, the field is now considered by many physicians to be an evidence-based medicine. Gary Stanton at the Department of Neurology, Sleep Medicine and Pain Medicine Services at Emerson Hospital in the USA, offers a summary of the history of auricular acupuncture, its clinical rationale, indications, methods and advantages. See the report (external link).
Stanton G. Auricular Acupuncture as an Alternative Medicine. HSOA Journal of Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine. 2017;3: 023.