Auricular Therapy Segmental Innervation Internal Organ I

Adam Auricular Acupuncturist Chart

Fig. 4.9 (A) Biopsy section from ear lobe in the area of crease (A) the arrow indicates elastic-fiber tears (x100) (with permission). (B) Biopsy section from area of ear lobe crease (ELC) the arrow indicates pre-arteriolar wall thickening (x240) (with permission). There are, however, some aspects which have not been considered sufficiently and which require a careful and reliable standardization of the crease. The first is that the ELC was rarely evaluated by independent observers the second is...

Cauterization Of The

Cauterize Ear

It is not easy, even approximately, to identify exactly when cautery was first applied to the external parts of the ear auricle for therapeutic purposes. If we limit our research to ancient Europe, there are traces in folk medicine which indicate that the external ear also had some significance in the prevention of disease. One noteworthy folk tradition is the custom of wearing earrings to improve sight or to prevent eye disease. Sailors of the European coasts and mountaineers of the central...

Trigeminal Neuralgia On The

Trigeminal Nerve Posterior Auricular

As regards the trigeminal system, there is a lack of consensus on the possible representation of this important nerve on the auricle. Durinyan did not report such representation at all whereas Nogier and Bourdiol located the fifth nerve on the border Fig. 5.26 Auricular points proposed by Raphael Nogier for the treatment of migraine (with permission). Fig. 5.26 Auricular points proposed by Raphael Nogier for the treatment of migraine (with permission). of the ear lobe (see Fig. A1.3). The...

Allergic Conditions On The Auricle

Auricular Acupuncture

The diagnostic clues offered by auricular diagnosis are, however, of two types the sensitization of some recurrent non-specific areas, regardless of the type of allergy, and the sensitization of some specific areas associated with the end organ involved in the allergic mechanism. We may therefore note that in a limited number of cases there is an evident sensitiza-tion of sectors 16, 17 and 18 on the scapha and on the aligned points on the helix. What was...

The Representation Of The Nose On The

Art Intercostale Ponction

Another divergent location according to Nogier's and Chinese cartography is the representation of the nose. The main reason for this divergence may be related to the lack of any representation of this anatomical part on Bachmann's drawing of 1957. The olfactive point was added later by Nogier21 on the anterior part of the lobule approximately 1 mm behind the auricular insertion line on the lateral side, half way up the lobule (see Fig. A1.1). The Chinese, on the other hand, differentiated...

Point Zero And The Principle Of Alignment According To Paul Nogier

Nogier Ear Acupuncture

The same results were found comparing the total number of correctly identified sectors (P< 0.001) and their proportions on the three different parts of the ear. The conclusions of the above evaluation (submitted for publication) are as follows The SG is based on point 0 which was considered by Nogier to be the geometrical center of the ear. It is located on a distinct notch where the horizontal concha ridge meets the vertically rising helix root (see Fig. 5.10). It is noteworthy that the...

Laser Auriculo Diagnostic

Pinched Nerve Symptoms

Paul Nogier (1908-1996) would today be very proud to see how many 'adoptive children' he has around the world. In my opinion, ear acupuncture is one of the most intriguing discoveries of the last 50 years. Two lessons have ensued from Nogier's experience the first is that even a single physician, without expensive and sophisticated instruments, can perform good research, following his clinical instinct and rigorously analyzing his observations. The second is that every revolutionary approach in...

The Discovery Of Auriculotherapy

Auricular Acupuncture

A century later auricular cauterization was brought back to light and ear acupuncture had a new lease of scientific life. The years 1950-51 were important ones for the French physician Paul Nogier of Lyons 1908-1996 . Nogier was impressed by the scar on the anthelix borne by some patients who had been treated for sciatica by healers in south-eastern France. The unanimous tale of these patients was that of a rapid recovery from pain within hours, or even minutes, after treatment. An evident...

Migraine And Tensiontype Headache

Acupuncture Nodes

As with mental disorders and DSM classification, the broad spectrum of headaches also needed to be classified with a symptom-oriented classification. The second edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-2) published in 2004 maintained the three main categories of primary headaches described in the edition of 1988 migraine, TTH, cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. It is important for the practitioner trying to treat these disorders with...

The Validation Of Auricular Diagnosis

Muschi Gro Zur Schau Stellen

The term auricular diagnosis was first proposed officially by Terry Oleson in 1980.1 His study, conducted at the department of anesthesiology at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, belongs to the history of ear acupuncture. Its aim was to evaluate the claims by French and Chinese acupuncturists that a somatotopic mapping of the body is represented upon the external ear. Forty patients were examined by a physician to determine which of 12 reported areas of their body suffered...

Asthenia And Familial Hypertension And Diabetes

Asthenia (Greek asthenes, without strength) is a very common symptom and several patients from my group complained of symptoms such as tiredness or fatigue. As we know, asthenia may have different causes but is commonly associated with chronic pain, depression, sleep disorders, fibromy-algia and of course with infectious diseases or chronic disorders of the heart, lung or kidney. If we simply compare ESRT and PPT in a group with this symptom we can see that the first diagnostic method shows...

Smoking Habit And Eating Disorders

Acupuncture Points For Eating Disorders

Two of the fields in which ear acupuncture has often been applied are those of tobacco addiction and obesity. In this paragraph they will be considered together because they have some common features such as depressive mood, compulsory behavior and craving which have often been the object of treatment with acupuncture. Even if the systematic reviews on both subjects are inconclusive as regards their efficacy over time, it is nevertheless noteworthy that auricular stimulation on one or more...

Plate Iii Skin Alterations Related To Vascularization Paleness Hyperemia Telangiectasia

Otic Eczema

Plate IIIA Telangiectasia on the upper branch of the anthelix, caudally delimiting an area of paleness, in a 40-year-old female with a 12 month history of carpal tunnel syndrome on the right side. A reticular telangiectasia located on the representation of the elbow is possibly associated with the patient's respiratory allergy. Plate IIIB Hyperemia and folliculitis of the anterior part of the antitragus in a 35-year-old male suffering with recurrent maxillary sinusitis. Plate IIIB Hyperemia and...

The Diagonal Ear Lobe Crease Or Franks Sign

Ear Lob Coronairy

One of the most investigated auricular signs in the literature is undoubtedly the diagonal ear lobe crease ELC . When Frank10 in 1973, in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, described his 'aural sign of coronary artery disease' he cannot have imagined that he would trigger a long and unbroken series of researches all over the world. There are probably 40 or more reports and articles in the literature, written mainly by cardiologists, dealing with the following aspects of the...

Plate Iv Skin Alterations Related To Vascularization Paleness Hyperemia Telangiectasia

Women Doctors Switerland The 1800s

Plate IVB Linear telangiectasia on the medial surface of the auricle, corresponding to Chinese fengxi (Wind Stream) area on the lateral surface in a 38-year-old female who had been suffering from hay fever for several years. Plate IVB Linear telangiectasia on the medial surface of the auricle, corresponding to Chinese fengxi (Wind Stream) area on the lateral surface in a 38-year-old female who had been suffering from hay fever for several years. Plate IVC Telangiectasia and spots on the upper...

Select personal points as soon as possible

Auricular Acupuncture Images

The more each practitioner examines the auricles of his patients systematically, the more he will find new points and combinations of areas not yet described by the leading schools. He will develop specific experience in using these new points and will be able to foresee and measure their therapeutic effect, especially in the case of unique symptoms. He needs, however, to report both the points identified by auricular diagnosis and those selected for treatment systematically on the Secto-gram....

The Representation Of The Symptom Of Dizziness On The Auricle

Caloric Test

Dizziness and vertigo are not well-defined entities, but rather symptoms of a multisensory syndrome. This may be induced by stimulation of the intact sensori-motor system through motion (i.e. motion sickness) or by pathologic dysfunction of any of the stabilizing sensory systems, for example the peripheral vestibular in the case of neuritis or Meniere's disease and the central vestibular in the case of vertebral-basilar ischemia. As differential diagnosis is not customary for a physician, an...

Plate Ii Skin Alterations Related To Vascularization Paleness Hyperemia Telangiectasia From the photographic archive of

Plate IIA Paleness of the lower branch of the anthelix Plate IIA Paleness of the lower branch of the anthelix delimited by two telangiectasia in a 65-year-old male with herniation of the L4-L5 intervertebral disk. The telangiectasia lying behind and a third telangiectasia on the upper branch of the anthelix are aligned with Nogier's point zero. Plate IIB Hyperemia of the lower branch of the anthelix in a 63-year-old female suffering from chronic backache. Point zero has been marked with ink....