Abstract: A device for assisting addiction treatment comprising an earphone adapted to be placed in the external auditory canal of a user's auricle, the earphone having an electrode adapted to contact the surface of the auricle, and a buzzer operable to make sounds of ultra-low frequency, a clip adapted to be attached to the rim of the auricle, the clip having an electrode adapted to contact the rim, a sound generating circuit adapted to deliver low voltage signals of low-frequency to operate the buzzer, and an acupuncture point stimulating circuit adapted to deliver a high voltage stimulus of low current to the electrodes.
December 13, 1988
Date of Patent:
October 30, 1990
Ronnie Colsen, Alexander Kairis, Andrew L. Deller