Auriculotherapy is a software module for VedaPulse® Professional device, which solves relevant tasks of the specialists working with BAPs of the ear auricle. This module creates an acupuncture recipe for the treatment, preventive measures and health improvement of a person. The recipe created is based on individual constitution of a patient and his meridional balance. Recommendations on the choice of BAPs with regard to the “leading” ear are also given.
Auriculotherapy (Lat. Auricula – “ear” or “ear auricle” + Greek Therapia – treatment) is a method of manipulation with the BAPs of the ear auricle for treatment and health restoration purposes. Auriculotherapy technique, presented in this module, is based on the European scheme of BAPs location. This system originates from the works of Paul Nogier, his first study was published in 1957. The study about the correlation between ear points and health condition was triggered by the traditional way of the treatment of back pains by the method of moxibustion of the ear auricle. Same type of relieving the pain Nogier met on Corsica. After the studies and observation of the auricle condition, he created a map of 30 zones, which was lately corrected. Currently, employees of the Paul Nogier Institute in France continue this work.
Impact on ear auricle was widely used in China as well. First descriptions of the manipulations with the ear auricle was found according to the great doctor of the Tang dynasty -孫思邈 Sūn Sīmiǎo, 581—682. Chinese method of manipulation with the ear is called 耳针 ěrzhēn, acupuncture with needles of the ear auricle. These days, Chinese and European schemes of BAPs of the auricle match for more than 80%. To target the points of the ear auricle, needle acupuncture, moxibustion with mini-moxes, electropuncture, point massage, laser and LED lights, electromagnetic fields are used.
There are multiple tasks in front of the modern specialist, who uses acupuncture of the ear auricle, the main of which is to determine a diagnosis, which takes into account all the constitutional features of the physical body and mentality. The specialist should also choose from the variety of the treatments factors and different approaches to creation of the acupuncture recipe.
Auriculotherapy software module will be useful for professionals practicing traditional ways of working with biologically active points (massage, acupuncture and moxibustion) and for specialists using modern devices: