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   Auriculotherapy (Ear Acupressure) is the application of Herbal (Vaccaria Seeds) or magnets onto specific points of the ear. The ear is a microsystem of the entire body with each point corresponding to an organ or body part. This complimentary self-treatment is effective to continue benefits of acupuncture between treatments.

   Auricular Acupuncture has been successful in treating pain, assisted in weight loss, as well as any addictions such as smoking, drugs and alcoholism.

   Auriculotherapy was first developed by the French neurologist Paul Nogier, publishing his results in 1957 with his Treatise of Auriculotherapy. These developments were made using clinical trials based in a phrenological method of projection of a fetal Homunculus on the ear for reference of complaints and points for treatment. Nogier soon brought his discovery to the public, where members of the Chinese Army picked up the map and brought it back to the barefoot doctors. The ear map in China then was developed according to the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine, however, Nogier is still known in China as the "Father of Auriculotherapy".

   Nogier went on to publish what he called the Vascular Autonomic Signal, a distinct change in the amplitude of the pulse, easily felt with the tip of the thumb at the radial artery. This mechanism, Nogier said, would only produce a signal upon the introduction of new information to the patient's electromagnetic field. He was now working with the principle of matching resonance. He then said that he could use this signal to detect which points on the ear microsystem were active.


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