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Blog posts

Inflammation: An Overview of Factors for Auricular Testing

May 06, 2022

Inflammation: An Overview of Factors for Auricular Testing

Chronic inflammatory diseases have been recognized as the most significant cause of death in the world today, with more than 50% of all deaths being attributable to inflammation-related diseases such as ischemic heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and autoimmune and neurodegenerative conditions[1] The Importance of Considering all Contributing Factors An article in the Journal of Nature Medicine, Chronic Inflamma...

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association sponsors a CIAM presentation on auricular neuromodulation for neck pain

January 24, 2022

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association sponsors a CIAM presentation on auricular neuromodulation for neck pain

As the vital partner for the profession of physical therapy, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. Recognizing the importance of neuro-auricular modulation in pain medicine, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association has sponsored a presentation on the subject by the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine (CIAM). Neck and spine pain have a high prevalence around the world. A systematic review estimated the annual and ...

The Ear as a Polyvagal Portal: Neuro-auricular modulation in consideration of 3 developmental response systems

November 17, 2021

The Ear as a Polyvagal Portal: Neuro-auricular modulation in consideration of 3 developmental response systems

Portal to the wandering nerve: Did you know that you can directly access neural pathways of the body via reflex zones on the outer ear to help clients/patients move toward healing with greater ease? Neuroscientists are using the microsystem of the outer ear to transcutaneously access the major nerve branches of the body, and research into neuro-auricular modulation has grown in depth and breadth in the past two decades.[1-8] More specifically, the therapeutic use of transcutaneous auricular v...