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9 Cards in this Set

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Auricular - Somatic Correspondences
A point on the auricle that correspondes with a point on the body.
Organo-Cutaneous Reflexes
Dale hypothesized that ear acupoints have remote reflex connections to other parts of the body through neuronal pathways in the CNS. Dale proposed that there are both organo-cutaneous reflexes that allow the microsystern to reveal underlying body pathology and cutaneo-organic reflexes that enable microacupuncture stimulation to heal the pathological condition
Cutaneo-Organic Reflexes
For every part and organ in the body there is a corresponding reflex point in the ear
Paul Nogier Discoveries
Dr Nogier noticed that there was a distinct change in the amplitude and dimension of the pulse when certain points on the auricle were stimulated. This occurs consistently and is both repeatable and measurable by modern equipment. Dr Nogier called it the Vascular Autonomic Sign (VAS).
Nanking Army Ear Acupuncture Team
Publication of the Nanking Army Ear Acupuncture Team manual, Ear Acupuncture, with translation to English in 1974, provided an additional reference and interpretation of auricular points, their actions, and effects.
H.L. Wen Discoveries
H. L. Wen, a neurosurgeon in Hong Kong, was studying the effects of acupuncture on post surgical pain. Coincidentally, he found that stimulation of certain points on the ear dramatically relieved withdrawal symptoms in one of his patients who was a long-term heroin user.
NADA Protocol
Five designated earpoints in each auricle (outer ear) used to treat addictions
* Lung 2 - addiction related lung issues
* Shen Men - stress, anxiety, excessive sensitivity
* Autonomic Point - balance symphathetic and parasymphathetic nervous systems, blood circulation
* Liver - hepatitis, cirrhosis
* C. Kidney - kidney disorders, urination issues
Auricular Medicine
applying the auricle to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases
Auricular Cardiac Reflex (ACR)
a discovery by Nogier in "66 where a tactile stimulation of the ear produces a change in amplitude at the radial artery.