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Auricular Acupuncture flash card

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Auricular Acupuncture flash card

point for fever, inflammation, hypertension, revival from hepatic coma, or for analgesic or sedative effect. Use moxa for keratitis

Ear apex

where is the ear apex point?

when ear is bent toward tragus, this point can be found at the tip of fold on superior aspect of helix

point for allergic diseases

allergy

where is the allergy point?

on scapha, medial to wrist point

point for nephritis, pyelonephritis

nephritis

where is nephritis point?

lateral and inferior to clavicle point, in the depression on lower margin of scapha

point for disruption in both autonomic (sympathetic and parasympathetic) nervous system

sympathetic

point that has strong analgesix and relaxant effect upon internal organs (esp. for relieving pain associated with ulcers, stomach spasm, roundworms in bile duct, gall and urethral stones)

sympathetic

point that dilates blood vessels

sympathetic

point useful in treating circulatory and ophthalmologicaldiseases, and excessive sweating: important point for anesthesia

sympathetic

where is sympathetic point located?

at the intersection of the superior border of the inferior crus of antehelix and medial border of the helix

point used to treat acute mastitis, lumps in the breast

mammary glands

where is the mammary gland located?

two points on the antehelix, both below the chest point, one medial, the other lateral

point used for inflammation, allergies, shock, rheumatism and serious poisoning symptoms resulting from bacterial infection

adrenal

point used to stimulate adrenalin and adrenocortical hormones

adrenal

point that affects the dilation and constriction of blood vessels, hyper and hypotension, capillary hemorrhage

adrenal

point that regulates excitation or inhibition of respiratory function

adrenal

point used for fever, certain skin diseases, and chronic illness

adrenal

point used to relieve thirst, diabetes, polyuria

thirst

point used to relieve hunger, diabetes, compulsive eating

hunger

where is the thirst point located

above external nose point on the tragus

where’s the hunger point located

below external nose point on the tragus

where is parotid gland located?

on antitragus, medial to stop wheezing point

* parotitis, obstruction of parotid ducts

* relieves itching symptoms of many diseases

parotid gland

       

seeds & pellets

pros
cons

Pro: easy, safe
patient can remove themselves

Con: Not strongest stimulant
Skin may be sensitive to oils
Adhesives may be weak

Press tacks

pros
cons

Pro: Strong stimulation

Con: Needs biohazard disposal
Risk infection

Interdermals

pros
cons

Pro: Strong stimulation

Con: Must be removed by LAc
Risk infection
Biohazard

Retention of Seeds, tacks, interdermals

3-5 days in summer
5-7 days in fall/winter

How to use the three phases of Nogier:

1) Body (I), Mind (II), Spirit (III)

2) Acute (I), Chronic (II & III)

3) Probe & Treat Tenderness

4) Start with Phase I, then move through II & III

Nogier Phase II used for _________

Nogier Phase III used for ________

II: chronic, difficult CC

III: idiosynchratic s/sx

Region of Nogier Musculoskeletal & Sensory Points

Phase I
Phase II
Phase III

Phase I: antihelix

Phase II: helix crus

Phase III: tragus

Nogier Master Points:

Shen Men
Sympathetic
Point Zero
Thalamus
Endocrine
Allergy
Oscillation
Tranquilizer
Master Cerebral
Master Sensorial

Point Zero

System:
Function:
Location:

Nogier

balance energy, hormones, brain activity
return body to idealized state

Natural dent on helix crus

Shen Men

System:
Function:
Location:

tranquilize mind
connect to spirit
supports all other auricular points

Curving tip of Triangular Fossa

Autonomic

System:
Function:
Location:

Nogier AKA Sympathetic

balances sympathetic system with parasympathetic sedation
vasodilates
relieves stress-related d/os

Under helix @ helix and helix crus

Thalamus

System:
Function:
Location:

Nogier

regulates over-excitement
restores tranquility
reduces chronic pain

Behind antitragus (INT, Brain for Pain)

Endocrine

System:
Function:
Location:

Nogier

bring endocrine hormones to homeostasis
activates pituitary
relieves hypersensitivity, rheumatism, urogenital d/o

low in intertragus

Oscillation

System:
Function:
Location:

Nogier

Balances “switched” individuals
Frequently sensitive or have unusual reactions to meds
Also, dyslexic, LD, ADD, immune system d/p

Subtragus rim (INT)on lower tragus protrusion

Allergy

System:
Function:
Location:

Nogier

reduces inflammatory reactions
eliminates toxic substances

INT ear apex

Tranquilizer Point

System:
Function:
Location:

Nogier

general sedation
relieve gen. anxiety
lower BP and chronic stress

Inferior tragus @ level of Intertragus

Master Sensorial

System:
Function:
Location:

Nogier

Controls sensory cortex of parietal, occipital and temporal lobes
reduces unpleasant or excessive sensation (paresthesia, ear ringing, blurry vision)

Middle of Lobe (eye)

Master Cerebral

System:
Function:
Location:

Nogier

lowers anxiety, fear, worry, OCD, indecision
psychosomatic d/os
negative thoughts that accompany chronic pain

Lobe section 4

Location of Nogier Internal Organ Points (Phase I)

Kidney

@ helix near tian kui

Location of Nogier Internal Organ Points (Phase I)

Spleen

@ hip on antihelix

Location of Nogier Internal Organ Points (Phase I)

Heart

Btwn Abdomen & Chest points on concha side of antihelix

Location of Nogier Internal Organ Points (Phase I)

Liver

@ Relax Muscle

Location of Nogier Internal Organ Points (Phase I)

Lungs

same as CAM

NADA protocol for smoking

1) sympathetic
2) shen men
3) Kd yin (angle needle up toward INF AH crus)
4) LV
5) L (yin) LU 

Also: tee mee (btwn LI 5 & LU 7)
pok’s point (hairy dorsum of big toe)

NADA for food addiction

1) sympathetic
2) shen men
3) hunger
4) mouth
5) SP or ST

Tooth Extraction

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Toothache, anesthesia for tooth extraction

Lobe sections 1 & 4

Special Tumor Area

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Analgesia for tumor pain

Line from Helix 4 to Helix 6 on lobe

Vertex

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

HA at vertex
vertigo

Antitragus below Forehead (btwn and below Temple and Occiput)

Excitation

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Narcolepsy
Depression
Emo Withdrawal
(Teenager Point)

INT Wall of Antitragus

Nerve

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Facial nerve paralysis
Severe muscle weakness
Oculomotor (CN VIII) paralysis

INT wall of antitragus below Excitation

Hunger

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Relieve hunger, compulsive eating
diabetes

Directly below EXT nose on tragus

Thirst

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Relieve thirst
diabetes
polyuria

Directly above EXT nose on tragus

Clear Nose/Eyes

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Acute and chronic rhinitis
Eye inflammation

On border of tragus, btwn Thirst and EXT nose

Hepatitis Area

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

acute and chronic hepatitis

Cavum concha below Relax Muscle and Stomach

Blood

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

hemorrhagic dz

In cavum concha, below Spleen and @ level of Neck

Blood Base

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Colitis, UC, polyps, LI bleeding, diarrhea d/t schistosmiasis

Cymba concha btwn Prostate and LI points

Colon 1

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Colitis, UC, polyps, LI bleeding, diarrhea d/t schistosomiasis

Cymba concha btwn LI & UB

Colon 2

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Colitis, UC, polyps, LI bleeding, diarrhea d/t schistosmiasis

Cymba concha btwn Appendix & Ureter

Ascites

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Electrolyte imbalance
ascites, cirrhosis
INT adhesions

Cymba concha above SI

Prolapse

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Prolapse of viscera

Cymba concha above Stomach, posterior to Duodenum

Prostate

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

UTI, dysuria, spermatorrhea

Cymba concha, medial to Bladder (top of the ski slope)

Relax Muscle

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Relax muscle, anesthesia
hepatitis
cirrhosis

Cymba concha, posterior to Stomach (@ level of Helix Crus)

Chest Wall

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

chest, rib pain
gallstones

Scapha @ level of EAM

Hot

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

low grade fever

Antihelix, a scootch from the tip of Triangular Fossa

Mammary glands

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Mastitis, breast lumps

Two points on Antihelix @ level of EAM

Constipation

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Constipation
bleeding hemorrhoids

Short line along bottom of Triangular Fossa, closer to helix

Neurogate

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Allergies, itching, pain, high BP, anesthetic

Same as Shen Men

Common Cold

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Common cold (prick to bleed)

Margin of helix, sl. ANT to SUP margin of SUP antihelix crus

4 Thyroid Points

System:
Function:
Location:

Shanghai

Regulate thyroid
Raise BP in case of shock

1) @ Clavicle
2) @ Central Rim
3) in Intertragus
4) INT aspect of upper tragus

Points in Section 4 Lobe

Anti-Fear (K)
Tooth Extraction (Sh)
Master Cerebral (N)
ANT Lobe (CAM)

Anti-Fear

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

Diminishes unpleasant sensations w/ premonition of danger or mishap

Section 4 of Lobe (handed)

Anti-Aggression

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

Simple antagonism -> contemplation and planning violence

Above Anti-Fear @ top of Lobe (handed)

General Tonification Point

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

Intensifies actions of other points

Shen Men

Shen Men correlates

General Tonification (K)
Neurogate (Sh)
Shen Men (CAM & N)

Ren

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

Treats viscera

SUP (genitals) to INF (lips) on tragus (handed)

Darwin’s Point

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

ALL Lower Extremity complaints

@ LV yang (CAM)

Weather

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

Weather sensitive conditions (allergies, HA, arthritis)

@ Lower Rectum (CAM) RIGHT EAR ONLY

Point Jerome/Relaxation Point

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

Insomnia – trouble falling asleep (use gold needle or pellet)

@ Clavicle (CAM)

Du

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

Spinal Column

SUP (coccyx) to INF (head) on tragus (OPP to HANDEDNESS)

Sleep

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

For all sleep d/o

Inner surface of Antitragus, nearest face

Vertigo

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

Vertigo d/t vascular causes

Inner surface of Antitragus, nearest cerebellum

Tic Line

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

All uncontrolled movements
hyperkinetic disturbances, tics

Inner surface of Antitragus, straight up the middle

Thalamus

System:
Function:
Location:

Kropej

CX in Pregnancy
Unilateral Pain
BP – gold to lower, silver to raise

Inner surface of Antitragus, btwn Sleep and Vertigo

Dominant Hand Points

Ren
Anti-Fear
Anti-Agression
(all Kropej)

Right Hand Only?

Weather (K)

             

 

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