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Advanced Auriculotherapy

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Points in the TRIANGULAR FOSSA

Shenmen - Fire (Heart)

Location: slightly superior to the tip of the triangular fossa

Functions: analgesic point, calms the mind, treats insomnia stress, anxiety and restlessness, lower abdominal circulation, harmonises the liver, reduces hypertension. Emotion - +joy neg: sadness

Antihistamine (anti wheezing, asthma)

Location: in the middle of the triangular fossa Functions: relieves asthma, bronchitis, coughs, difficult breathing, itchy, hay fever

Constipation

Location: about the middle border of the triangular fossa

Functions: regulates the colon & relieves constipation

Uterus

Location: in the middle of the triangular fossa near the rim of the helix

Functions: menstrual and pregnancy problems

Hepatitis

Location: near the border of the triangular fossa where the helix would cross if you folded it down

Function: reduces liver dysfunction, liver enzymes and inflammation, reduces hepatitis viral count

Hypertension (Lower Blood pressure)

Location: on the upper border of the triangular fossa near the helix

Function: reduces high blood pressure, induces relaxation

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Points on the lower concha

Lung 1 Lung 2

Endocrine

Location: the base of the inferior tragic notch Functions: regulates endocrine hormone relieves hypertension, rheumatism, and urogenital problems , menstrual problems, skin problems, weight loss

Heart

Location: In the centre of the lower concha Function: chest pain, palpitations, TCM functions of the heart or shen

Spleen

Location: below the concha ridge below the liver point Functions: TCM functions of the spleen, digestive disorders, muscular disorders esp. tone inc. lesion, spasms, atrophy, blood conditions such as anaemia and easy bruising

Mouth

Location: On the lower concha next to the ear canal, below the helix root

Functions: relieves eating disorders, mouth ulcers, cold sores

Points on the Concha ridge

Point zero (diaphragm)

Location: in a notch on the helix root as it rises from the concha ridge

Functions: produces homeostatic balance - balance of qi and blood energy, hormones and brain activity

Stomach

Location: On the concha ridge lateral to the Point Zero

Function: digestive disorders, gum disorder, frontal headache, weight loss TCM reduces stomach fire/heat

Points in the Upper Concha

Kidney

Liver

Pancreas

Small intestine

Location: underneath the Kidney point above the helix root

Function: diarrhoea, indigestion, abdominal bloating

Large Intestine or Colon Location: on the central narrow portion of the upper concha above the

Mouth point

Function: diarrhoea, constipation, colitis, IBS, haemorrhoids, Crohn's disease Alcohol (Ascites)

Location: In the middle of the upper concha between the kidney and Small intestine points

Function: relieves hangover, assists alcoholism treatment, relieves ascites.

Points on the Tragus

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Hunger

Location: In the middle of the tragus Function: diminish appetite and polyphagia helps weight loss

Adrenal

Location: On the inferior tragus protrusion Function: stress related disorders, inflammation, skin disorders, hypertension

Points on the Anti-tragus

Thalamus subcortex

Location: directly below the apex of the anti-tragus where the concha wall meets the lower concha.

Functions: regulates over excitement, restores tranquillity, reduces sweating, swelling

Occiput

Location: In the depression on the upper side of the anti-tragus.

Function: Headaches, shock, cough, asthma, insomnia, stress, unconscious behaviour, neck and shoulder pain, severe pain

Temple

Location: In the depression below the tip of the anti-tragus.

Function: relieves migraine and temporal headaches, tinnitus, poor blood circulation in the head. Affects Tai Yang and expels wind

Forehead

Location: Below the lower border of the anti-tragus near the inter tragic notch near the inter tragic notch.

Function: relieves frontal headaches, sinusitis, dizziness, impaired vision, insomnia, anxiety, worry, depression, lethargy, disturbing dreams

Asthma

Location: on the apex of anti-tragus Function: relieves symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, coughs, difficulty breathing, itching Points on the helix.

Sympathetic (Autonomic nervous system) Earth (spleen and digestion)

Location: at the junction of the internal helix and the lower root of the antihelix

Functions: analgesic action, relieving contractions in the intestines, causing dilating of blood vessels, treats pulselessness, vasculitis, spasm of arteries and veins, night sweats and involuntary sweating, eye disease

Emotion: empathy neg anxiety, worry and nervousness

Apex

Location: On the top of the outer helix Functions: reduces inflammation - tonsillitis, pharyngitis, pain swelling

Liver Yang 1 and 2

Location: On the outer helix either side of Darwin's tubercle where the cartilage changes

Function: lowers liver enzymes, blood pressure.

Liver Yang headaches (throbbing)

Allergy

Location: On the internal helix opposite ear apex Function: reduces inflammatory reactions related to allergies, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, elimination of toxic waste, excretion of metabolic wastes and treatment of anaphylactic shock

Point Combinations

Point prescriptions are compiled by using:

1) TCM points especially deficient yin organs

2) location points

3) western diagnosis points

4) using allopathic information to reduce/ improve condition e.g. endocrine or adrenal

5) excess conditions points such as heat (mosimage}

Hepatitis: Liver Yang 1 and 2, Liver, Endocrine, Kidney, Point zero, Shenmen

Stop smoking: Lung 1 and 2, Shenmen, Kidney, Liver

Menstrual problems: Uterus, Liver, Kidney, Spleen Endocrine, Point zero

Skin problems: Lung 1 and 2, Shenmen, Endocrine, Adrenal, Colon, Point zero

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): Stomach, Liver, Colon, Small Intestine, Spleen, Sympathetic

Anxiety, Insomnia: Shenmen, Kidney, Heart, Adrenal, Thalamus

Weight Loss: Hunger, Mouth, Stomach, Small Intestine, Shenmen, Point zero, Endocrine

High Blood Pressure: Hypertension, Heart, Point zero, Shenmen, Sympathetic Adrenal Hay Fever: Lung 1 and Lung 2, Adrenal, Apex, Allergy, Endocrine, Forehead, Kidney and Spleen. Lower Blood pressure Groove

Asthma: Asthma, Antihistamine Allergy, Lung 1 and 2, Sympathetic, Point zero, Shenmen

Treating Hep C with Ear Acupuncture

  • It is a blood borne virus transmitted from blood to blood contact esp sharing needles amongst drug users, needle stick injuries.
  • No vaccination against Hep C.
  • 6 Genotypes of Hep C - those most commonly found in the UK are 1A and 3B Genotypes 1 and 4 are more resistant to treatment with Interferon Genotypes 2 and 3 respond better and require shorter treatment Genotypes 5 and 6 are rarely found in the UK
  • Western allopathic treatment involves the use of interferon and ribavirin - It is both expensive and has many side effects
  • Hep C involves a retained pathogen, liver qi stagnation and toxic heat.
  • There are three stages or developments - digestive disorders, stuck phlegm in the liver and yin deficiency
  • The Hep C patient may well have ceased taking drugs and there may well be better compliance.
  • Ear acupuncture lowers liver enzymes and inhibits viral activity for 90 hours (nearly 4 days).
  • The more treatments the more beneficial the effect and the longer the person feels stable and better in their self.
  • It helps to clear pathogenic factors; unblocks stagnant energy allowing the patient to move on both mentally and physically.
  • Rebalances the body energy and strengthen the immune system.

Case History

This is designed to show you how all the parts of the course fit together.

Main complaint

Ear diagnosis

10 questions

  1. Energy
  2. Temperature/sweating
  3. Appetitie
  4. Digestion
  5. Bowel movement
  6. Urogenital
  7. Drink/fluids
  8. Menstrual/sexual
  9. Emotional
  10. Sleep

Pulse and tongue diagnosis

Diagnosis

Aetiology

Treatment principle

Point selection

Post treatment strategies

Prognosis

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Carina is available to lecture for your group or institution on this subject.

Carina Harkin BHSc.Nat.BHSc.Hom.BHSc.Acu. is a practitioner of 11 years, complementary medicine lecturer of 4 years and mother of six in Galway, Ireland who practices what she teaches.

For an appointment call Carina directly on 083 34 66 333.

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