The VAS is a tool that allows the therapist to assess patients in a profound way, gaining privileged information by a subtle listening to the Autonomic Nervous System. It does not require any machinery, only your palpation and a willingness to listen. Using the VAS as a manual therapist will lead you to the source of the problem, which is not always where the pain is. This tool will also show you if your treatment has been effective, or if there is more to do in a certain area. This internationally accepted mechanism, read at the radial pulse with the thumb, will open a window into your patients’ state of health that you didn’t have access to before.
Dave Maybee, RMT has been involved with the growth of Auricular Medicine since 2005. He is the director of the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine and also teaches courses in his capacity as lead instructor. Dave also runs a massage practice in which he has fully incorporated Auricular Medicine. This offers him deep clinical experience through his specialization in the treatment of unresolved chronic pain.