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"Now Hear This" -- Part 3
June 20, 1990

John A. Amaro D.C., FIAMA, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)

In part one of "Now Hear This" (April 25, 1990), we introduced you to a system of healing known universally as "auriculotherapy." In that installment, we asked you to save the graphic illustrated, as the rest of the series would hinge on the chart of the ear and the various reflex points which were printed in that issue. If for some reason you failed to keep that issue, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to my attention, at P.O. Box 1003, Carefree, Arizona 85377, U.S.A., and we will send you an ear chart for your use in this series of articles. A good excuse why you failed to keep it or how you lost it will insure its arrival much quicker than a poor excuse. "The dog ate it," "It blew out the window of the car," or "My brother flushed it down the toilet" will be considered as poor excuses.

In part two (May 23, 1990), the concepts and basic philosophies regarding the practice of auriculotherapy were discussed, as well as concepts of point selection and specifics about certain points. Using the geography approach to finding points will ease your frustrations immensely.

Part three is an incredibly important installment as it covers 92 specific formulae which historically and classically carry a 90 percent success rate or better. These are the prescriptions you will see used in the hospitals and clinics of the People's Republic of China and throughout the world, for that matter. I will be escorting another tour of China next March; watch "DC" for further information.

Auriculotherapy is as simple to use as common sense would dictate. There is nothing difficult about it, especially if you learned its approach from this series of articles.

Remember, auriculotherapy is simply a "this for that system." In other words, you use "this" point for "that" condition.

Don't think for a second it takes someone with an acupuncture background to create a formula for a specific condition. Remember, you studied anatomy, physiology, etc., and are quite capable of using common and intellectual sense to put together formulae from your own thought process, which will be as good as the ones I present to you in these pages.

However, I will admit the formulae I present to you are pretty good to say the least.

Try these formulae on your difficult cases, as well as your easier ones. It makes the difficult ones easy and the easy ones a snap.

Any form of stimulation will suffice; however, my personal favorites are laser, light-emitting diode, electronic, and needle, in that rapidly descending order of importance. Don't have any of the aforementioned? Finger pressure may suffice but nowhere as effectively as the techniques previously mentioned.


Formulae From Personal Experience Point Book
SUBJECT/DISEASES/MAJOR POINT/SECONDARY POINT
INTERNAL MEDICINE -- INFECTIOUS DISEASES/Common Cold/Internal nose; adrenal gland; forehead; lung./Subcortex; back of head.
/Acute and Chronic Infectious Hepatitis/Liver; sympathy; Shen-men; spleen./Internal secretion; kidney.

/Bacterial Dysentary/Large intestine; small intestine; lower segment of the rectum; Shen-men; internal secretion; back of head.

/Malaria/Subcortex; internal secretion; liver; spleen; adrenal gland.

DISEASES OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM/Acute and Chronic Gastritis/Stomach; sympathy; Shen-men./Spleen; abdomen.

/Gastric Ulcer/Stomach; sympathy; Shen-men./Subcortex; duodenum.

/Duodenal Ulcer/Duodenum; sympathy; Shen-men./Subcortex; stomach.

/Spasm of the Stomach/Stomach; sympathy; Shen-men./Upper abdomen; lower abdomen.

/Enteritis/Large intestine; lower segment of rectum; sympathy; Shen-men./Small intestine; spleen.

INTERNAL MEDICINE -- DISEASES OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM/Indigestion/Small intestine; stomach; pancreas; gallbladder; sympathy; spleen./Large intestine; San-chiao; Shen-men.

/Nausea and Vomiting/Stomach; Shen-men; back of head; sympathy./Subcortex; esophagus.

/Diarrhea/Large intestine; small intestine; sympathy; Shen-men./Lower segment of the rectum; spleen.

/Constipation/Large intestine; lower segment of the rectum; subcortex/Sympathy.

/Distended Abdomen/Small intestine; large intestine; stomach; sympathy./Abdomen; San-chiao.

/Intestinal Colic/Small intestine; sympathy; Shen-men./Upper abdomen; lower abdomen.

DISEASES OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM/Bronchitis/Bronchi; Shen-men; Ping-shuan adrenal gland./Sympathy; back of head.

/Lobar Pneumonia/Lung; thorax; adrenal gland; internal secretion./Shen-men; subcortex.

/Bronchopneumonia/Lung; bronchi; sympathy; Shen-men./Adrenal gland; back of head; internal secretion.

INTERNAL MEDICINE -- DISEASES OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM/Asthma/Sympathy; Shen-men; adrenal gland./Lung; back of head; internal secretion; pants.

/Alveolar Emphysema/Lung; bronchi; sympathy; Shen-men./Back of head; adrenal gland.

/Pleurisy/Lung; thorax; adrenal gland; internal
secretion./Subcortex; San-chiao.

/Pleural Adhesions/Thorax; adrenal gland; internal secretion./Subcortex; Shen-men.

/Cough/Shen-men; adrenal gland./Back of head; lung.

/Pressure on Chest/Sympathy; heart; thorax./Back of head; lung.

/Chest Pain/Corresponds to the locality; Shen-men.

DISEASE OF THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM/Myocarditis/Heart; internal secretion; sympathy./Back of head.

/Cardiac Arrhythmia/Heart; sympathy; Shen-men./Subcortex

/High Blood Pressure/Depressing point; sympathy; Shen-men; heart./Depressing groove.

/Low Blood Pressure/Sympathy; heart; back of head; adrenal gland.

/Peripheral Circulatory Disturbances/Corresponds to the locality; internal secretion; adrenal gland.

DISEASES OF THE BLOOD SYSTEM/Leukopenia/Liver; spleen; heart; internal secretion./Back of head; diaphragm; sympathy.

/Thrombopenic Purpura/Liver; spleen; diaphragm; sympathy; Shen-men; internal secretion./Back of head; heart.

DISEASES OF THE URINARY AND GENERATIVE SYSTEM/Acute Nephritis/Kidney; urinary bladder; sympathy; Shen-men; liver./Adrenal gland; internal secretion; spleen.

INTERNAL MEDICINE -- DISEASES OF THE LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM/Neck Pain/Cervical vertebrae; neck; Shen-men.

/Hypertrophic Spondylopathy/Corresponds to the locality; internal secretion; adrenal gland; subcortex./Kidney; Shen-men.

/Periarthritis of the Shoulder/Shoulder joint; shoulder; Shen-men./Clavicle; adrenal gland.

/Rheumatoid Arthritis/Shen-men; kidney; internal secretion; back of the head; corresponds to the locality./Subcortex

INTERNAL MEDICINE -- DISEASES OF THE MENTAL AND NERVOUS SYSTEM/Trigeminal Neuralgia/Cheeks; upper jaw; lower jaw; Shen-men; back of head./External ear.

/Meniere's Disease/Kidney; Shen-men; back of
head./Subcortex; stomach.

/Sciatica/Ischium; Shen-men; buttock; back of head./Adrenal gland.

/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Kidney; internal secretion; brain axis; back of head; San-chiao.

/Epilepsy/Shen-men; kidney; back of head; heart;
stomach./Subcortex


INTERNAL MEDICINE -- DISEASES OF THE URINARY AND GENERATIVE SYSTEM.
/Renal failure/Kidney; urinary bladder; sympathy;
Shen-men./Adrenal gland; back of head.
/Enuresis/Urinary bladder; brain; point of support./Back of head.

/Impotence/Uterus, external genital organs; testicle; internal secretion.

/Premature Ejaculation/Uterus; external genital organs; testicle; internal secretion; Shen-men.

/Epididymitis/Testicle; internal secretion; Shen-men; adrenal gland./External genital organs.

/Prostatitis/Prostate; urinary bladder; internal secretion./Back of head.

INTERNAL MEDICINE -- DISEASES OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM/Hypothyroidism/Thyroid; internal secretion; brain; Shen-men.

/Hyperthyroidism/Thyroid; internal secretion; brain; Shen-men./Cervical vertebra.

/Diabetes Insipidus/Brain; internal secretion; sympathy; Shen-men; urinary bladder.

SURGERY/Cholelithiasis/Gallbladder; sympathy; Shen-men./Liver; duodenum.

/Chronic Cholecystitis/Gallbladder; liver; sympathy; Shen-men./Internal secretion.

/Chronic Pancreatitis/Pancreas; internal secretion; sympathy; Shen-men.

/Renal Calculus/Kidney; ureter; sympathy; Shen-men./Subcortex.

INTERNAL MEDICINE -- DISEASES OF THE MENTAL AND NERVOUS SYSTEM/Headache; Dizziness./Back of head; forehead; Shen-men; subcortex.

/Insomnia; Plenty of Dreams./Shen-men; heart; kidney; back of head.

/Neurasthenia/Heart; kidney; Shen-men; back of head; stomach./Subcortex

SURGERY/Cellulitis/Corresponds to locality; adrenal gland; Shen-men.

/Mastitis/Mammary gland; internal secretion; back of head; adrenal gland.

/Mammary Abscess/Mammary gland; internal secretion; back of head; adrenal gland.

Gynecology/Dysmenorrhea/Uterus; internal secretion; sympathy; Shen-men.

/Amenorrhea/Uterus; internal secretion; ovary; adrenal gland; kidney.

/Endometritis/Uterus; ovary; internal secretion; adrenal gland./External genital organs.

/Vulvar Pruritus/External genital organs; back of head; adrenal gland; Shen-men; lung; internal secretion.

Ophthalmology/Hordeolum; Chalazion./Eye; liver; spleen.

/Acute Conjunctivitis/Eye; liver.

/Anal Fissure/Lower segment of the rectum; Shen-men./Large intestine; spleen.

/Prolapse of Anus/Lower segment of the rectum; large intestine; subcortex./Spleen

/Internal Hemorrhoid; External Hemorrhoid./Lower segment of the rectum; large intestine./Subcortex; spleen; adrenal gland.

/Cystitis/Urinary bladder; kidney; sympathy; Shen-men./Back of head; adrenal gland.

/Prostatitis/Prostate; urinary bladder; internal secretion; kidney./Back of head.

/Orchitis; Epididymitis./Testical; internal secretion; Sshen-men; adrenal gland./External genital organs.

INTERNAL MEDICINE -- DISEASES OF THE MENTAL AND NERVOUS SYSTEM/After-effects of Cerebral Hemorrhage/Corresponds to the locality; Shen-men; adrenal gland; internal secretion./Subcortex; back of head.

/Migraine/Temper; Shen-men; kidney; subcortex.

DERMATOLOGY/Infantile Eczema/Corresponds to locality; lung; back of head; internal secretion.

/Anaphylactic dermatitis/Lung; internal secretion; back of head; adrenal gland; corresponds to locality.

/Urticaria/Lung; Shen-men; back of head; internal secretion; adrenal gland.

/Cutaneous Pruritus/Shen-men; lung; back of head; internal secretion; adrenal gland.

/Vitiligo/Lung; internal secretion; back of head; adrenal gland; corresponds to locality.

/Acne/Lung; internal secretion; testicle; cheeks.

INTERNAL MEDICINE -- DERMATOLOGY/Dermatitis Solaris/Shen-men; lung; internal secretion; adrenal gland.

OPHTHALMOLOGY/Glaucoma/Kidney; liver; eye1; eye2; eye.

/Night Blindness/Liver; eye2; eye.

/Diplopia/Kidney; liver; eye2; eye.

STOMATOLOGY/Glossitis/Tongue; mouth; internal secretion; heart.

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY/Impaired Hearing/Kidney; back of head; internal ear; external ear.

/Otitis Media/Kidney; internal ear; internal secretion./external ear.

/Epistaxis/Internal nose; adrenal gland; forehead.

/Nasosinusitis/Internal nose; adrenal gland; forehead.

INTERNAL MEDICINE -- THE OTHERS/Seasickness; Trainsickness./Back of head; stomach./Internal ear; Shen-men.

/Edema with Indistinct Origin/Kidney; urinary bladder; heart; liver; sympathy; internal secretion.

/Low Grade Fever with Indistinct Origin/Apex of the auricle; apex of tragus; adrenal gland; internal secretion; liver; spleen; Shen-men.


John A. Amaro D.C.,FIAMA, Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM)
Box 1003 Carefree, Arizona
DrAmaro@IAMA.edu