Auricular Medicine is a highly developed system of both diagnosis and treatment.
Auricular Medicine is a term coined by the world’s foremost grand Master and premiere expert Dr. Huang Lichun.
Ears have been used to treat diseases in China for more than 2000 years, but recently in the last few decades has become a complete system of medicine able to treat and diagnosis the whole body.
The Ear, known as the window to the brain in Chinese Medicine, is a very useful aspect for both treatment and diagnosis. Based on the Theory of “Reversed Embryology”, the ear contains an image or map of the whole body, similar to a foot reflexology diagram.
Being composed of over 200 points, each of these points when stimulated can regulate all bodily functions be-cause these points are directly linked to the nervous system. Auricular Points are specific locations that correspond to dif-ferent areas of the body. By stimulating the auricular points, we can treat the disharmony of its corresponding part(s).
With auricular diagnosis, a well-trained practitioner can identify most ailments anywhere in the human body. By expertly examining the ear, the well-trained practitioner can accurately determine symptoms and the root causes of disease. Through various auricular points, one can get information about the health condition of a person. More importantly, it can also give the historical information of the disease and predict the potential of certain diseases.
There are various methods of Auricular diagnosis including Auricular Electrical Detection. This diagnostic method measures the auricular cutaneous (skin) resistance. Analyzing the auricular points and analyzing the results can be a reference for diagnosis and a foundation for point selection. When a person is suffering from a disease, or has had a history of disease, the cutaneous resistance of the auricular points related to that disease will decrease dramatically. Information gathered can be applied for locating areas of concern and helping with diagnosis.
Auricular Seed Therapy is one of the main treatment methods used in Auricular Medicine.Seed therapy refers to the placement of small vacarria seeds that are placed on the skin by means of small, square skin colored pieces of tape. The seeds are applied to selected auricular points and are pressed multiple times per day in order to stimulate the point and treat various conditions.
The patient is taught how to stimulate the points for continued use at home. Ear seeds typically remain on the ear for about a week so that the patient may treat themselves and obtain better lasting results.
Auricular treatment is safe and painless, and may be used as an alternative to acupuncture treatments, when needles are not desired.
Dr. Fontanini has studied directly under Dr. Huang Lichun and was granted Master of Auricular Medicine. He has also studied directly under her partner also named Dr. William Huang who has since passed. He feels blessed for these special opportunities and is very passionate about Auricular Medicine.