[VIDEO] An Ear for Manual Therapy: Stimulation Techniques for Tissue Release

[VIDEO] An Ear for Manual Therapy: Stimulation Techniques for Tissue Release

The Poly- Nature of Our Neural States. Consider the nervous system (see video below), it has one primary function: to ensure the survival of our physical body. As Stephen Porges, researcher at the Kinsey Institute points out from his Polyvagal Theory, “When states of safety are manifest in the structures of the body, the body is poised to serve as a platform for healing.” Unfortunately, many clients/patients seeking improved wellbeing suffer chronic conditions of stress to such an effect that...

[VIDEO] The Brain Maps Somatic and Emotional Experiences Onto Our Ears — Maps that Help Guide Therapy

[VIDEO] The Brain Maps Somatic and Emotional Experiences Onto Our Ears — Maps that Help Guide Therapy

Owing to greater awareness of neuro-stimulation via the ear (as seen, for example, in Psychology Today, BBC News, and Psychiatry Advisor), Auricular methods for understanding and treating the body and mind are gaining interest from patients who seek improved wellbeing. The ear is unique in that it receives the major nerve branches. As introduced in the video below, it is a microsystem of the body which projects our somatic and emotional experiences.[1] This auricular microsystem has an extens...

As healthcare settings around the world use auricular methods to benefit patients, students seek a deeper understanding of auricular approaches through Auricular Medicine

As healthcare settings around the world use auricular methods to benefit patients, students seek a deeper understanding of auricular approaches through Auricular Medicine

Treatment of the human system via the ear (whether by acupuncture, ear press seeds, Low Level Laser Therapy or electro-stimulation) offers access to detailed projections of the entire Central Nervous System. Auricular methods are applied in medical practices worldwide and recognized by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other institutional bodies. Even a very shortlist of examples shows the breadth of healthcare settings in ...

BBC Reports on Vagus Nerve Stimulation Research to Rebalance the Nervous System

BBC Reports on Vagus Nerve Stimulation Research to Rebalance the Nervous System

BBC News reports on research out of the University of Leeds that the "ear acts as a gateway to the body's nervous system." The report comes after research into an electrical ear stimulation therapy to rebalance the nervous system. Why focus on treating the body via the ear? Innervation of the ear offers an ideal way to access and stimulate a branch of the vagus nerve, a long and well-connected nerve, that transmits information from the brain to organs around the body, such as the heart and lu...

Constitutional Weaknesses Reflected on the Ear as Homeopathic Points

Constitutional Weaknesses Reflected on the Ear as Homeopathic Points

Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician living 1755-1843, was best known for creating homeopathy. He believed that the constitution of a patient is of highest importance for well-being into the future. To support the constitution is to support good health and performance physiologically and mentally — with good state of emotions and soul. Homeopathic doctors believe that the frequency of the molecules is responsible for the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. Modern Auricu...

Vagus Nerve Stimulation: An Integrative Bridge Between Psychology and Auricular Medicine

Vagus Nerve Stimulation: An Integrative Bridge Between Psychology and Auricular Medicine

Psychology Today offers an insightful integrative bridge from psychology to the field of Auricular Medicine. With the article, "Non-Invasive Method of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Shows Promise," Christopher Bergland highlights the use of the ear as a gateway for Vagus nerve stimulation. Certainly, stimulation of the ear is not new and has a long clinical tradition in ear acupuncture. Stimulation of the ear is the basis of Auricular Medicine to address physiological and psychological issues thro...

[VIDEO] Chronic Migraine Disorder — Treatment with Dr. med. Wirz

[VIDEO] Chronic Migraine Disorder — Treatment with Dr. med. Wirz

After suffering a lifelong affliction of severe migraine attacks, and finding no medical relief to treat her condition, a woman in her forties finally finds the key to her healing.

[VIDEO] Points for Comprehensive Ear Acupuncture and Treatment of Baseline Weaknesses — from Discussions with Dr. Bahr

[VIDEO] Points for Comprehensive Ear Acupuncture and Treatment of Baseline Weaknesses — from Discussions with Dr. Bahr

Baseline weaknesses, resulting from foci such as scar tissue, toxicities, pain memory, or other causes, have been identified as a contributing cause for therapy resistance in patients. In this video, Dr. med. Frank Bahr presents the possibilities for removing baseline weakness blockages available in today's practice of Auricular Medicine through the comprehensive availability of auricular points available for ear acupuncture. The auricular treatment of baseline weaknesses supports improved tr...

[VIDEO] Why Acupuncturists use VAS to Supplement TCM Pulse Diagnosis — from Discussions with Dr. Bahr

[VIDEO] Why Acupuncturists use VAS to Supplement TCM Pulse Diagnosis — from Discussions with Dr. Bahr

Dr. Bahr gives an introduction into the difference between Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS) pulse palpation and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) pulse palpation to offer insight into why acupuncturists benefit from supplementing their diagnosis with the use of a patient's autonomic nervous system response to stimuli/change — a binary response felt in the radial pulse (e.g. experienced as a positive or negative response) to help guide both assessment AND treatment. See video below. CIAM is p...

Ronald Hubbs, LAc "This medicine should not be confined"

Ronald Hubbs, LAc "This medicine should not be confined"

This introduction, with feedback from Ronald Hubbs, a licensed acupuncturist who has trained at CIAM, sparks interest in the question "Why is Auricular Medicine relevant in my medical or wellness practice?"

[VIDEO] Neurology Integration in Western Medicine and TCM — Interview with Dr. Zhao

[VIDEO] Neurology Integration in Western Medicine and TCM — Interview with Dr. Zhao

Dr. Baixiao Zhao represents leadership in his field by pointing to interest in the potential for use of the Vascular Autonomic Signal to support TCM, as he does in this video.