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The Ear as a Polyvagal Portal: Neuro-auricular modulation for clinical application of 3 developmental response systems

November 17, 2021

The Ear as a Polyvagal Portal: Neuro-auricular modulation for clinical application of 3 developmental response systems

Portal to the wandering nerve: Did you know that you can directly access neural pathways of the body via the ear to help clients/patients move toward healing with greater ease? Neuroscientists are using the ear to 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 vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS)[9-10] has gained attention across...

From Emergency Response to Complex Trauma Treatment: Applications of Neuro-Auricular Modulation

November 16, 2021

From Emergency Response to Complex Trauma Treatment: Applications of Neuro-Auricular Modulation

Emergency Response and the Auricular Link to Neuropsychiatry and Complex Trauma Treatment: Emergency physicians, with even just brief training in auricular protocols, are able to use neuro-auricular modulation for acute pain treatment in cases where opioid analgesia was not otherwise an acceptable option. The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization recognize these auricular approaches — often applied via acupuncture, yet also able to be applied via laser (photobiomodul...

Neuro-auricular Modulation Training: Options for nursing and mental health professionals

November 10, 2021

Neuro-auricular Modulation Training: Options for nursing and mental health professionals

Beyond NADA Protocol/AcuDetox The challenge for nursing and mental health practitioners interested in the 5-point AcuDetox protocol often relates to the use of needles (which is regulated by many states and often limited to application by physicians or acupuncturists). Neuro-auricular modulation goes beyond acupuncture using tools within various scopes of practice. For example with a clinical-grade point-finder, a medical low-grade therapeutic laser, or through manual stimulation using ...