Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Neurorehabilitation. Citation: (Hashmi 2010, 292-305)

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation has been in clinical use not only for wound healing and pain relief, but also the treatment of stroke, myocardial infarction, and degenerative or traumatic brain disorders. This review, which covers the mechanisms of LLLT on a cellular and a tissue level, offers biological context to practitioners who use low-level laser (cold laser) in Auricular Medicine, specifically with relevance to neurology. Sign up for our online LLLT courses and l...


Monitoring the diagnosis of auricular points: contrasting the performance of the VAS and the electrical detector. Citation: (Rouxeville 2010)

Yves Rouxeville, lecturer in charge of the Auriculotherapy Curriculum for the Inter-University diploma (DIU) in acupuncture at the Université de Nantes, and colleagues, conducted a study in response to a request made by Professor Youenn Lajat that the Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS, also known as Réflexe Auriculo-Cardiac or Nogier Pulse) be validated. At the time, Professor Lajat was the national president of the Coordination Committee for the DIU. With the question of potential for bias from...


Adjuvant auricular electroacupuncture and autogenic training in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Auricular acupuncture and autogenic training in rheumatoid arthritis. Citation: (Bernateck 2008)

The authors of this study note that in contrast to psychological interventions the usefulness of acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not yet been demonstrated. The objective of this study is to directly compare the efficacy of auricular electroacupuncture (EA) with autogenic training (AT). A clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvement (p < 0.05) could be observed in all outcome parameters and both groups. In contrast to the AT group, the ...


Microsystems Acupuncture Today. Citation: (Gleditsch 2005, XIII)

Micosystems of the human body are used in various areas of healthcare and wellness practice from acupuncture to reflexology — with traditions of use well before the developments in modern medicine. Microsystems, as respective to acupuncture specifically, have helped expand the field of acupuncture from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to a variety of methods now practiced worldwide with the use of needles, pressure, Low Level Laser, and electro-stimulation. Microsystems are based on the ...


Toward an Integral Energy Medicine Model for Understanding the Vascular Autonomic Signal. Citation: (Agnes 2002)

The Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS) is a physiological response of the neurovascular system of the body to information being brought into its energy field. This response is palpated on the wall of the radial artery. The discovery of the VAS by Dr. Paul Nogier in 1966 brought an energetic diagnostic tool to the world. Muriel Agnes, founder of the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine (CIAM), studied the VAS to explore mechanisms for understanding the VAS. The studies include a clinical demo...


Acupuncture: The Search for Biologic Evidence with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography Techniques. Citation: (Cho 2002, 399-401)

Physicians who practice medical acupuncture, often provide acupuncture treatment in cases where patients have reportedly “failed” to respond to contemporary Western medicine, and have found provide considerable benefit. Physicians appreciate an understanding of the biologic evidence, and in the paper, "Acupuncture: The Search for Biologic Evidence with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography Techniques," Zhang-Hee Cho, PhD, and his colleagues present comparis...


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.   


The Biophysics of the Vascular Autonomic Signal and Healing. Citation: (Ackerman 2001)

In an article by Dr. John M. Ackerman, the subtle energy research initiated by the orthopedic surgeon, Joseph H. Navach, MD, is highlighted. Work, that has focused on a dermal-vascular reflex to an autonomic nervous system response known as the Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS). VAS palpation has been used for fifty years by thousands of physicians around the world as part of auricular acupuncture and auriculomedicine applications in, or supplementing, their clinical practice. The purpose of th...


Concordance observed between detection achieved by VAS and electrical differentiation. Citation: (Rouxeville 2000)

Prof. Serguei Timochevski achieved blind testing respective to the VAS with the Acus system he developed in November 1996. He observed a concordance between detection achieved by the VAS and electrical differential detection plus “a general concordance of 90% between detection by the Acus system and electrical detection.”  Reference: Rouxeville, Y. Acupuncture auriculaire personnalisée. Sauramps Médical Montpellier; 2000:84-85,128-130.


Analgesic Effects of Auricular Acupuncture for Cancer Pain. Citation: (Alimi 2000)

Owing to the fact that analgesic drugs do not always offer adequate pain relief, cancer pain is a difficult problem for clinicians. For over 30 years, auricular acupuncture has been used in pain treatment, and recently has been used for complementary treatment in cancer pain. The authors report results from auricular treatment in a series of 20 patients with cancer pain. Read published research.   Reference:  Alimi, D., Rubino C., Leandri, E.P., Brulé, S.F. Analgesic Effects of Auricular Acup...


Rapid narcotic detoxification in chronic pain patients treated with auricular electroacupuncture and naloxone. Citation: (Kroening 1985, 1347-1360)

In a research study published by Kroening and Oleson, the application of a rapid detoxification procedure for narcotics was provided to 14 chronic pain patients to support withdrawal from opiate pain medications — and help reduce or avoid the severe withdrawal signs which accompany detoxification in chronic pain patients taking high levels of analgesic medications. After first switching all patients to oral methadone, each patient received bilateral electrical stimulation to needles inserted ...