Ear to the Ground (news & ideas that integrate auricular)
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
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
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
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"
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
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.
Spinal Cord Injury: Is the vagus nerve our neural connectome? Citation: (Edgerton, 2018)
With a schematic explaining the effects of vagus nerve and spinal cord stimulations on neural networks, Edgerton and Gad present a short review of the implications of the vagus nerve being able to mediate the time-dependent plasticity of an array of sensorimotor networks. Considering and based on findings by Ganzer et al., they summarize four fundamental biological concepts regarding the vagus nerve. “The vagus nerve mediates physiological systems (including sensorimotor and autonomic system...