A treatment approach developed in modern day France, derived from the ancient Chinese art of acupuncture, auriculotherapy uses stimulation of the external ear to alleviate conditions. Practitioners believe that the various parts of the body are "mapped" on the external ear similar to the way reflexologists find a mapping of body parts in the feet and hands. Stimulation of the ear at locations corresponding to body parts is thought to have a beneficial effect on those organs. Each body organ, area, and function has been mapped so a wide variety of problems can be treated. A few of these are listed below, while almost any condition could also have been included.