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Auriculotherapy Manual Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture, Third Edition

Auriculotherapy Manual Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture, Third Edition

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Foreword
IhaveknownDrTerryOlesonfora
number
ofyearsandIamverypleasedtohavebeenaskedtowritesomelinesofintroductionforthethirdeditionofthe
AuriculotherapyManual:Chinese
and
WesternSystems
of
EarAcupuncture.
Ihaveveryhighregardfortheadvancedlevelofinformationcontainedinthisbook.DrOlesonstatesextremelywellthattherearetwoverydifferentapproachestounderstandaboutauriculotherapy.
One
approachisOriental,the
other
oneisOccidental.TheOrientalapproachcallsuponthebasicconceptsofclassicalacupuncture.Mostprominentaretheconceptsofyinandyang.InthisEasternapproachtowardsauriculotherapy,thenotionofenergyisomnipresent.
The
metaphysicalviewoftheworldandofmanistheprimaryfocus,evenmoreprominentthanthedoctrinesofphysiologyandanatomy.TheWesternapproachtowardsauriculotherapy,
that
whichPaulNogierfirstproposed,restsuponthescientificmethodofobservations,andtherepetitionofsuchobservations.
It
isalsogroundeduponthebasicfoundationsofanatomyandphysiology.IntheWesternapproach,thereisnonotionofenergyandnometaphysicalphilosophythatunderliesthistechnique.Infact,withoutgoingintodetails,theexternalearhasparticulardiagnosticandtreatmentpropertiesbecauseofitsinnervationandbecauseofthepresenceofneuro-vascularcomplexes.Thesecomplexesaresmall,actualentitiesconsistingofmicro-hormonesdispersedundertheskinoftheexternalear.ThereareactuallytwojuxtaposedsomatotopicsystemswhichexplainauriculotherapyasitispracticedtodayinEurope.
The
firstsystemisbasedonnervousfibersdistributedthroughouttheauricleandispurelyareflex.
It
iswiththissystemthatoneusesauriculotherapytoalleviatepain.
The
secondsystemrestsupontheexistenceoftheneuro-vascularcomplexesdiscoveredbytheteamofPrSenelar:OdileAuziech,ClaudieTerral.Ontheexternalear,thereexistcutaneouspointsofreducedelectricalresistancethatcorrespondtohistologicalmicroformationsmadeupofanerve,alymphaticvessel,asmallartery,andaveinule.
It
isthesemicroformationsthatarecalledneuro-vascular-complexes.Stimulationofthesecomplexesbyinfraredlightmodifiesthetemperatureandthethermalregulationofinternalbodyorgans,thusmodifyingtheirfunction.Schematically,theexternalearislikeacomputerkeyboardwhichactsonthewholeorganismthroughtheintermediaryofthecentralnervoussystemandtheauricularmicro-hormonalsystem.Thisauricularsystemhastwotypesofcomputerkeys,onesetconnectedtothespinothalamicsystemthatmodulatespainperceptionandanothersetwhichinitiatesthereleaseofactivehormonalsubstanceswhichmodifyspecificinternalorgans.Whenlookingattheear,onewillobtainadifferenteffectifaneedleisused,oralaserlight,oramagneticfield.Aswitheverythinginmedicine,greatskillisrequiredtomasterthistechnique.
The
computerkeyboardontheearallowsclinicianstoeffectivelytreatpain,functionaldisorders,addictiveproblems,andminorpsychiatricdisorders.
It
iswellknownthatPaulNogier,myfather,discoveredthesomatotopicpropertiesoftheexternalear.
There
arejustafewfortunatepeoplewhonotonlydream,butwhoareabletocarryouttheirdreamsandbringthemintoreality.PaulNogierwasatthesametimeamanofinnovativethoughts
and
amanofproductiveaction.Hewasagiftedclinicianofexceptionalabilitieswhoattentivelylistenedtohispatients,respectedwhattheyhadtosay,andthoroughlyinvestigatedtheirmaladies.Tirelessly,heexaminedpatientsfromMondaymorningtoSaturdayevening,tryingtounderstandandtocuretheirillnesses.OnecannotunderstandtheworkofPaulNogierwithoutknowinghischaracter.Hewasamanwhospentmuchofhistimeproposingsometimescontradictorynewideas,themajorityofwhichfellbythewayside.Nevertheless,hismostoriginalideasremain:thesomatotopicrepresentationsontheear,thevascularautonomicsignal,andthetreatmenteffectofspecificfrequencies.
It
isforthesediscoveriesthatmanystudentsfollowedhimsodevotedly.Atthesametime,confrontedwithsomuchapparentinconstancy,muchoftheteachingbythisgreatmasterwasnotunderstoodorfell
out
offavor.
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