An 11 -year-old girl presented with suicidal tendencies and behavior problems noted since she was 4-years-old. She had received many allopathic medications with no improvement. A holistic treatment resolved her symptoms. Auricular medicine determined the organ and cause of pathology.
A 12-year-old girl awoke one morning with aphasia while vacationing at a resort area 7,000 feet above sea level. Shortly thereafter, nausea and vomiting occurred, accompanied by severe headaches. Results of several intensive investigations, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), were unremarkable. Although the aphasia gradually subsided over a few days, the headaches continued on a daily basis with considerable intermittent exacerbations
A 60-year-old man reported allergies to cats for about 40 years. The patient relied on antihistamines and over-the-counter allergy medications to help with this problem. The clinician used a holistic treatment including auricular medicine to identify the organs and cause of the patient's condition. Needles were inserted at the projections of the bronchi and hypothalamus on the ear for 3 weeks. The problem was resolved and the patient discontinued his use of antiallergenic medications.
The auricular acupuncture microsystem has been established as a key therapy in the acupuncture armamentarium. While general body acupuncture addresses the various pathophysiological problems through treating the corresponding meridians, the auricular acupuncture microsystem offers very specific localizations for the organs and structures involved in the pathology. Treating such somatotopic projections on the auricle frequently yields superior results. This paper focuses on the application of auricular needling to both enhance and suppress sexual desire.