The Neurophysiological Basis Of Auriculotherapy

In 1850 Dr Riilker from Cincinnati, Dr Lucciana from Bastia and Professor Malgaigne from Paris all noted, following an ancient Egyptian practice, that cauterizing the helix of the auricle can be effective in curing some sciatic pain. A century later,

Dr Paul Nogier4 from Lyon started experimenting with this technique on patients and after many clinical observations he described the cartography of the auricular points with the now classic image of the inverted fetus projected on the auricle. His original contribution was progressively enriched by the research work of his pupils all over the world. Nogier5 emphasizes pain as the main

Posterior auricular artery

Posterior auricular artery

Auricular branch of X

Auriculotemporal branch of V3 Great auricular nerve from C2 to C3

Superficial temporal artery

Sympathetic plexus of the external carotid artery

Fig. 2.4 Innervation of the auricle coming from the four visceral arches and cervical plexus for cerebrospinal innervation and from the sympathetic perivascular plexus.

Auricular branch of X

Auriculotemporal branch of V3 Great auricular nerve from C2 to C3

Superficial temporal artery

Sympathetic plexus of the external carotid artery

Fig. 2.4 Innervation of the auricle coming from the four visceral arches and cervical plexus for cerebrospinal innervation and from the sympathetic perivascular plexus.

indication for auriculotherapy. But among all the results published it is important to identify those of scientifically unquestionable proof from those where the scientific basis is yet to be demonstrated.

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