An Auricular Marker for COVID-19. Citation: (Volf 2020, 174)

In response to COVID-19 cases requiring mechanical ventilation, the chief of the intensive care unit of the Saint Antoine Paris Hospital in France was interested if acupuncture might help reduce the dosage necessary for the induction of anesthesia required for intubation, as suggested by several published articles. In response to this call from the hospital, the Scientific Acupuncture Department of the Paris XI University cared for 34 patients with severe COVID-19 to research a specific point...


Anatomo-Physiologic Basis for Auricular Stimulation. Citation: (Mercante 2018, 141-150)

The human ear (the auricle) offers access for neuromodulation in support of a broad range of therapeutic approaches. Auricular methods work well under both biomedical and biopsychosocial models (for pain and other conditions). From Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation,[1] to acupuncture,[3][6] to psychological frameworks such as Polyvagal Theory, Trauma-Informed Care, and Somatic Psychology,[2-3] auricular methods provide an integrative pathway to healing that is grounded in a holistic...


Scientific Basis of Auriculotherapy: State of the Art. Citation: (Rabischong 2014, 84-96)

Using a modern scientific basis, Rabischong and Terral examine clinical findings and experimentally reproducible data that reliably demonstrate the auriculotherapy procedures initiated by Paul Nogier, MD, of Lyon, France. Abstract and link to full text at PMC. Reference:Rabischong P, Terral C. Scientific Basis of Auriculotherapy: State of the Art. Medical Acupuncture. 2014 Apr 1; 26(2): 84-96 The Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine (CIAM) offers curricular basis in the work of Bahr/...


Auricular Acupuncture Stimulation Measured on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Med Acupunct. Citation: (Alimi 2002, 18-21)

David Alimi at Neurosciences Society used Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to demonstrate the direct relationship of auricular reflex zones (acupuncture points on the ear) to corresponding points on the body. Request the full paper on ResearchGate Reference:Alimi D, Geissmann A, Gardeur D. Auricular Acupuncture Stimulation Measured on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Med Acupunct. 2002;13:18-21.