CHAPTER III

AURICULOTHERAPY

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HISTORY AND GENERAL INFORMATION
When Dr. Bordeo was a young practicing doctor in France, he noticed that many of his patients had a burn on their ear. Upon questioning several of these patients, he was told the burn was administered by their local blacksmith as a treatment for sciatic neuritis. This peculiar method of treatment prompted Dr. Bordeo to begin his research on the ear, and today he is one of the world's leading authorities on auriculotherapy. Auriculotherapists claim that for every organ, system and structure in the body, there is a corresponding spot on the ear. According to Dr. Nogier, who is credited as being the father of auriculotherapy, this system of healing is not acupuncture and is a separate system. Dr. Bordeo believes auriculotherapy is the link between acupuncture and the nervous system.
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treat accordingly. If the indicator muscle becomes weak. Therefore. therapy localiza­ tion technique may not always be accurate. A strong indicator muscle should be retested. In order to therapy localize the ear using the principles of Applied C hiro­ practic Kinesiological Diagnosis and Technique. with the head being represented by the lobule of the ear. 104 . Upon palpation. comes up and goes forward toward the helix.) Palpation of the helix and the anti-helix can be performed most effectively with a small. If the indicator muscle remains strong. he then goes to the corresponding area on the spine and attempts to manipulate it. and must be known with the greatest accuracy with and all its parts/' Dr. AT-2 The ear may be likened to a fetus which is upside down. dull instrument with the palpating point being about one-half the size of the dull end of a straight pin. ask the patient to remove one finger at a time as the indicator muscle is retested to determine which ear is involved. The abdomen is facing forward and the back is toward the posterior portion of the ear. If he finds a sensitive area. Because of the relatively large size of the fingertips in comparison to the small points on the ear. According to Dr. One should then therapy localize and challenge the corre­ sponding part on the patient's body if the reflex point remains positive. Bordeo palpates with a stirrup. have the patient place one finger from each hand on the same point on the anti-helix of each ear and retest the indicator muscle. C-1 begins around the concha. The lumbar and sacral areas are the upper anterior aspect of the helix or just inferior to the fossa triangularis. beginning at the tail of the helix.FIG. it is of interest to note that increased areas of sensitivity along the helix are capable of showing referred activity of the anti-helix. The information gained upon palpa­ tion of these areas is relatively specific and definitely correctable to the spine. dorsal and lumbar spine. Bordeo. When treating a patient's structural faults. have the patient move his fingers bilaterally superior and repeat the same procedure. (See Figure AT-2. simply therapy localize the ear bilaterally to determine if the corresponding point on the ear is involved. Retherapy localize the involved ear to determine if the reflex point has been abolished. the use of any one of the other diagnostic instruments out­ lined in this chapter may be necessary. The helix and the anti-helix are representative of the cervical. one must first select a strong indicator muscle. and then the cervicals phase into the dorsal column as the anti-helix bends around. Then. just past the inter­ tragus. the anti-helix is the image of the spinal column and is the real keystone of the system of correspondence.

FIG .-----CLAVICULAR ARTICULATION OVARY TESTICLE ASCENDING CO LO N ZERO POINT BLADDER PROSTATE POINT 3rd TOE 4th TOE 5th TOE ANKLE ALLERGY 1st TOE H EA R T ---------------GLENO. AT-4 105 .FEMORAL ARTICULATION PUBIS WRIST LIVER TH O RA CIC CAGE PANCREAS ELBOW KIDNEY SPLEEN STERNO. NOGIER M.METHODS OF TREATMENT THUMB-TIP 2nd FINGER KNEE 3rd FINGER 2nd TOE 4th FINGER 5th FINGER SACRO-ILIAC ARTICULATION COXO.HUMORAL ARTICULATION GALL­ BLADDER TRACHEA A C R O M IO ­ CLAVICULAR ARTICULATION ILEO CECAL VALVE PLEXUS POINT STOMACH "W ON DERFUL" POINT ESOPHAGUS DIZZINESS POINT LUNG ADRENAL POINT THYROIDIAN POINT CEPHALIC MASTERPOINT GENITAL POINT THALAMUS POINT PARATHYROIDIAN POINT SENSORIAL MASTER POINT P.D. F. M.

HAND FO OT KNEE PUBIC ----SYMPHYSIS C OXOFEMORAL HEEL BLADDER URETER STERNUM COSTAL GRIL HUMERUS URETER KIDNEY LARGE INTESTINE GALLBLADDER SPLEEN HEART ZERO POINT LIVER TRACHEA PANCREAS COLLAR-BONE SHOULDER STOMACH LUNG NECK ESOPHAGUS LOWER MAXILLA FRONTALBONE P.D. M. F. FIG. NOGIER M. AT-5 106 .

treatment can then be initiated. MAGNET THERAPY Magnet therapy is another popular method of treatment. Bordeo. 1. 5. Auriculotherapy needles are approximately one-fourth the size of an acupuncture needle. Auriculotherapy may be needed bilaterally or unilaterally. To sedate. it can be said that the ear is useful in diagnosis as well as in treatment. 3. With a pencil magnet. If the patient's respiratory phase indicates that he is in need of auriculotherapy. Frequently. Robert Perolman of Hollywood Beach. Then. A gold needle is used to tonify and a silver needle is used to sedate. While in France. Once the sensitive point on the ear has been located through palpation or an electrical instrument. Florida spent four months in France studying auriculotherapy with Dr. turn it to the right and hold it in this position as the muscle is being tested (the same procedure should be performed as the patient turns his head to the left). ELECTRICAL MACHINES There are several electrical machines on the market today which can be used to indicate a sensitive point on the ear. the patient is retested to make sure correction has taken place. raise his head. A stainless steel needle allows the energies of the body to balance. Therefore. Auriculotherapy may be performed by any one of the following methods. but the patient's comfort must always be a constant consideration.If one palpates the ear and finds a sensitive area. 2. it will cause the original findings to reappear. a patient's need for auriculo­ therapy can often be determined by his respiratory phase (see chapter on Respiratory Assistance Tech­ nique). the pencil magnet is placed upon that point for approximately 10-15 seconds. and this is why the patient must be tested when turning the head to the left and the right. K-27 If a muscle weakness is found and does not respond to any one of the five foraminal elements. Dr. NEEDLES The most common method of auriculotherapy practiced around the world today is through the use of an auriculotherapy needle. Dr. the process is reversed. it may be treated locally (auriculotherapy) or the corresponding area of the body may be treated (through any one of the five foraminal elements). Goodheart's method of treatment is to simply go to the ear on the affected side and begin a radicular stretching and pulling of the ear along the anti-helix area. Nogier. this action will cause immediate muscle weakness on the side toward which the head is being turned. If the treatment is successful. AURICULAR RADICULAR APPENDAGE STRETCHING TECHNIQUE Through Applied Chiropractic Kinesiological Diagnosis and Technique. if a patient is in need of auriculotherapy. Askthe patient to lie in a supine position and take a deep breath. it will abolish the reflex point on the ear. and the side of involvement has been established. 107 . Dr. the world's three leading auriculotherapists. Use the south pole to sedate the right side of the body and the north pole to sedate the left side of the body. Upon locating the sensitive areas. one can con­ tact K-27 and the appropriate spinal area on the ear simultaneously to restore muscle strength. 4. a machine may also be used to induce a small electrical current into the ear which will abolish the reflex. Nibiet and Dr. The patient's respiratory phase isdetermined bya simple muscletest. one uses the north poleof the magnetto tonify the right side of the body and the south pole of the magnet to tonify the left side of the body. If the ear is crumpled in the area where the A uri­ cular Radicular Appendage Stretching Technique was utilized. he noticed that approximately 70% of their treatment was administered through spinal manipulation and 30% through acu­ puncture.

Approximately 95% of those people who exhibit cranial respiratory faults will also respond to the lead glove effect. For those who do not. then covered the stain­ less steel needle with a lead glove. When the lead glove was removed.. read "A Treatise of Auriculotherapy/' P. Maisonnerve 57160 Moulins les Metz. These weaknesses were confirmed through muscle testing and also therapy localization. For additional information on Auriculotherapy. He found that if a lead glove was placed over the ear in the absence of a needle. palpate the ear or use electrical instrumentation to make this determination. M . Perolman selected a patient with an ileocecal valve syndrome. it is necessary to utilize therapy localization.C .K . Apparently.. the ear acts as an auxiliary antenna to draw supplementary energy. on some people. once again.TYPE OF ENERGY In a demonstration before the I. 108 . It has been found that the use of this additional source of energy and the cranial respiratory fault can be corrected through the Auricular Radicular Appendage Stretching Technique. Dr. Dr. and this action immediately resulted in muscle weakness and the return of the ileocecal valve syndrome. the muscles regained their strength. Perolman then located the associated point on the ear for the ileocecal valve and inserted a stainless steel needle. Nogier.D . Good heart.M. Dr. Dr.A . Keep in mind that not all people who are in need of auriculotherapy display a cranial respiratory fault or respond to the lead glove effect. it would also often result in the weak­ ening of all the muscles on that side of the patient's body.F. and the ileocecal valve correction reoccurred. who was also present at the demonstration. Goodheart's research has contributed substantially to our understanding of auriculotherapy in many areas. France. This resulted in correction of the ileocecal valve syndrome and the asso­ ciated weakened musculature. that the needle acts as an antenna and draws electromagnetic energy from the environment. This demonstration illustrates. a weak right rectus abdominis and a weak right quadriceps.

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