Journal of Acuherb in Medicine


Auricular acupuncture review

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Helix The outermost ridge of external ear. The “?” shape (not including lobe) is called?
Helix Root Center of ear to face is called?
Superior Helix The most superior section of Helix is called?
Helix Tail The vertical aspect of Helix which goes toward lobe is called?
Antihelix “Y” shaped raised structure running vertically through center of ear is called?
Superior Crus of AH Upper “arm” of AH. Stretches vertically is called?
Inferior Crus of AH Lower “arm” of AH. Stretches horizontally is called?
Body of AH Center third of AH is called?
Tail of AH Lower third of AH is called?
Tragus Vertical “flap” which covers the opening to ear canal is called?
Antitragus L-shaped horizontal “flap” inferior to tail of Antihelix is called?
Intertragic Notch Curved “U” separating Tragus from Antitragus is called?
Lobe “U”-shaped soft tissue at base of external ear is called?
Scaphoid Fossa Groove between the Helix and Antihelix is called?
Triangular Fossa Triangular “bowl” between Inferior Crus and Superior curs of Antihelix?
Concha Shell-shaped valley in center of ear?
Superior Concha, Cymba Upper “bowl”, above Concha Ridge is called? (also called?)
Inferior Concha, Cavum Lower “bowl’, below Concha Ridge is called? (also called?)
Concha Ridge Raised vertical ridge in center of ear is called?
Concha Wall The surface leading from the Concha Ridge up to the spine of Antihelix tail is called?
Subtragus Underside of tragus is called?
Internal Helix Hidden underside of superior Helix is called?
Darwinian Tubercle A protrusion that separates the Superior Helix from the Helix Tail, generally parallel to tip of Triangular Fossa is called?
Posterior Lobe Underside of lobe is called?
Posterior Groove Long, vertical depression corresponding to underside of Antihelix is called?
Posterior Triangle Superior area on back of ear, corresponding to underside of Scaphoid Fossa is called?
Posterior Concha “Bulging” area behind ear between ear’s attachment to head and Posterior Groove is called?
Posterior Periphery Posterior aspect of ear stretching from Posterior Groove and outward is called?
Ear Canal Opening to ear canal is called?
LM0 Between Concha Ridge and beginning of Helix Root is?
LM1 At Helix insertion, level with ridge (spine) of Inferior Crus of AH is?
LM2 Apex of superior Helix (level w/ TW20), in line w/ PZ + LM7 is?
LM3 On Helix, at superior border of Darwin’s Tubercle (DT) is?
LM4 On Helix, at inferior border of Darwin’s Tubercle (DT) is?
LM5 Bend in Helix Tail is?
LM6 Subtle notch where the soft lobe meets the hard cartilage of Helix Tail is?
LM7 Most inferior point of Lobe is?
LM8 Where the Lobe meets the jaw is?
LM9 Located at bottom of the “U”-shaped notch is?
LM10 Center of lower “knob” of Tragus is?
LM11 Center of upper “knob” of Tragus is?
LM12 The protruding lateral “knob” of the “L”-shaped Antitragus (more anterior) is?
LM13 Protruding superior “knob” of the “L”-shaped Antitragus (more posterior) is?
LM14 Located at the junction of the Antihelix Tail and the Antitragus is?
LM15 Bend in Antihelix Tail. Generally level with the spine of Concha Ridge is?
LM16 The notch dividing the Antihelix Tail from the Inferior Crus is?
LM17 The midpoint of the inferior Crus (include hidden portion when dividing) is?
Point Zero In notch between Concha Ridge and beginning of Helix Root is which point?
Shen Men Slightly superior to “point” of Triangular fossa, on floor of triangular fossa is which point? (a 2-3 mm “area”).
Autonomic Point Hidden point under LM1, junction of Internal Helix + Inferior Crus is which point?
Thalamus Point Behind LM13, at junction of Concha Wall and Floor of Concha (deep, hidden point) is which point?
Endocrine Point which point is just behind LM9?
Master Oscillation Point On surface of Subtragus, under LM10 is which point?
Allergy point Hidden point below LM2 (inner Helix) is which point?
Tranquilizer Point Just anterior to Inferior Tragus where it meets face, level with midpoint of LM9 + LM10 (in groove) is which point?
Master Sensorial Center of Lobe is which point?
Master Cerebral Slightly superior to LM8, on Lobe is which point?
Yang Positive Reactions (Y+) Visible indicators that a point in the ear is “live” or that a particular condition is or was occurring in the body is called?
deficiency Flaky, dry is sign of?
Heat, Damp-Heat Pimple w/ Pus is sign of?
Chronic problem Light or White is sign of?
Acute Problem Red ear is sign of?
Acute flare-up of a chronic condition White pimple w/ red RIM is a sign of?
Spiders What may indicate blood stasis in area of body which corresponds to ear map?
Crease in Lobe What may indicate possible problems with Heart Function?
Dark or Brown What may indicate chronic past condition in which sx’s are resolved?
Crescent-shaped scar What may indicate site of chronic or old area of injury?
Chrysanthemum-shaped What may indicate a tumor-like growth in corresponding area? (Fiborids, nodules, cander, etc…)
Husk-Like What may indicate absorption problems, skin disease, common in elderly patients)?
Helix Which anatomical region has SC: Anti-inflammatory, allergies, neuralgia?
Helix Root Which anatomical region has SC: External + internal genitalia, sexual disorders, urogenital disorders?
Superior Helix Which anatomical region has SC: Allergies, arthritis, anti-inflammatory response?
Helix Tail Which anatomical region has SC: Neuralgia, neuropathies, sensory neurons of Spinal Cord?
Antihelix Which anatomical region has SC: Main trunk + torso, musculoskeletal system, vertebrae?
Superior Crus of AH Which anatomical region has SC: Leg, foot?
Inferior Crus of AH Which anatomical region has SC: Lumbo-sacral spine, low back pain?
Body of AH Which anatomical region has SC: Thoracic spine, chest, abdomen, upper back pain?
Tail of AH Which anatomical region has SC: Cervical spine, throat muscles, neck pain?
Tragus Which anatomical region has SC: Corpus callosum, appetite control, adrenal gland?
Antitragus Which anatomical region has SC: Skull, head, HA (frontal, occipital, temporal)?
Intertragic Notch Which anatomical region has SC: Pituitary gland, hormonal disorders?
Lobe Which anatomical region has SC: Cerebral cortex, eye, jaw, dental analgesia, facial sensation?
Scaphoid Fossa Which anatomical region has SC: Upper extremities, Shoulder/arm/wrist/hand pain?
Triangular Fossa Which anatomical region has SC: Lower extremities, hip/knee/ankle/foot pain, uterine problems?
Concha Which anatomical region has SC: Internal organs?
Superior Concha Which anatomical region has SC: Abdominal organs : Pancreas/KD/BL/SI/LI/GB?
Inferior Concha Which anatomical region has SC: Thoracic, HT/LU/TW, substance abuse?
Concha Ridge Which anatomical region has SC: ST/LV/PZ?
Concha wall Which anatomical region has SC: Thalamus, brain, sympathetic NS, vascular circulation, PAIN?
Subtragus Which anatomical region has SC: Laterality problems, auditory nerve, internal nose?
Internal Helix Which anatomical region has SC: Internal genital organs, allergies?
Posterior Lobe Which anatomical region has SC: Motor cortex, extrapyramidal system, limbic system
Posterior Groove Which anatomical region has SC: Motor control of muscle spasms or paravertebral muscles?
Posterior triangle Which anatomical region has SC: Motor control of leg movement, leg muscle spasms, leg motor weakness?
Posterior Concha Which anatomical region has SC: Motor control of internal organs?
Posterior periphery Which anatomical region has SC: Motor neurons of spinal cord, motor control of arm+hand movements?
LM0 Which landmark has SC: Umbilical cord/solar plexus, brings body back toward balance?
LM1 Which landmark has SC: Genital organs, external genitalia (exterior), internal genitalia (hidden)?
LM2 Which landmark has SC: Functional control of allergies?
LM3 Which landmark has SC: Superior Helix; anti-inflammatory function?
LM4 Which landmark has SC: lumbo-sacral spinal cord begins at?
LM5 Which landmark has SC: Cervical spinal cord begins here?
LM6 Which landmark has SC: Brain stem, medulla oblongata?
LM7 Which landmark has SC: Inflammation?
LM8 Which landmark has SC: Nervousness and anxiety, depression?
LM9 Which landmark has SC: Pituitary gland control of other glands?
LM10 Which landmark has SC: Adrenal glands and other stress-related disorders?
LM11 Which landmark has SC: Thirst and water regulation?
LM12 Which landmark has SC: Forehead, HA’s in general?
LM13 Which landmark has SC: Temples, treatment of migraines, asthma?
LM14 Which landmark has SC: Divides C1 from skull?
LM15 Which landmark has SC: represents the division between cervical and thoracic vertebrae?
LM16 Which landmark has SC: represents the division between thoracic and lumbar vertebrae?
LM17 Which landmark has SC: represents division of lumbar vertebrae and sacrum? Nogier’s Sciaica Point is located here.
Point Zero Which point has SC: Solar plexus, navel; returns the body to a state of homeostatic balance? “Grounding”
Shen Men Which point has SC: Tranquilizes mind + restless spirit. Psycho-emotional distress, insomnia, XS sensitivity, fever, inflammation? Supports all others.
Autonomic Point Which point has SC: Sedates. Irregular heartbeat, vasodilation, “fight or flight” syndrome, thyroid regulation, Raynaud’s?
Thalamus Point Which point has SC: Pain Control, coma/shock, swelling, fluid circulation, over-excitement, over sweating. tranquilizing. Verebral cortex, post-surgical nausea?
Endocrine Point Which point has SC: Regulate endocrine functions via activating the pituitary (master) gland. XS sweat, thirst, thyroid irregulate, pituitary function, menstrual irregulate, rheumatism, hypersensitivity?
Master Oscillation point Which point has SC: Balances L/R hemispheres in brain. Active in L-handed people. Use for dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, XS/hyper-sensitivity to medications, all 1-side symptoms?
Allergy point Which point has SC: Generally reduces inflammatory/allergic reactions. Rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, anaphylactic shock, excretion of toxins?
Tranquilizer point Which point has SC: General sedation, reduce anxiety, lowers BP?
Master Sensorial Which point has SC: Use for any problem of sensory malfunction, include XS or def. sensations? Any eye problems or problem with perception.
Master Cerebral Which point has SC: reduces fear, worry, psychosomatic disorders, obsessive-compulsion, XS negativity and pessimism? “often useful in cases of chronic pain, anorexia, bulimism.” Corresponds to Pre-frontal lobe of brain. Helps with decision-making.

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