|Auricular Medicine and Suicide
by Nader Soliman, MD
An 11 -year-old girl presented with suicidal tendencies and behavior
problems noted since she was 4-years-old. She had received many allopathic
medications with no improvement. A holistic treatment resolved her
symptoms. Auricular medicine determined the organ and cause of pathology.
Bipolar Disease, Schizophrenia, Auricular Medicine, Vascular Autonomic
The mother of an I I -year-old girl noted that since the age of 4
years, her daughter's behavior had appeared odd. She displayed tendencies
to eat unusual materials, including mud. At an older age, many attempts
of suicide were noted. She was finally hospitalized for attempting
to slash her wrist. She was diagnosed as having a bipolar disorder
and schizophrenia. The patient began treatment with several allopathic
medications; most of them resulted in undesirable adverse effects
and none helped her symptoms. At the time of her visit, she was taking
Neurentin, but no good results were noted. A learning disability had
been diagnosed at 9-years-old.
Suicidal tendencies were a strong presentation
in this child; she also confessed to dreaming about death and dying.
She said that she heard voices coming from inside her head, urging
her to kill herself.
Auricular Medicine was considered to diagnose the patient. Using the
filtering method, the cerebral cortex was identified as the site of
pathology. Further filtering techniques suggested that lead precipitation
in the cortical tissue might be the causative factor.
Acupuncture treatment was excluded for
economic reasons. The case appeared chronic in nature and a lead blood
level test was not sought. A homeopathic treatment, Exchem (Apex Energetics,
California), a lead-containing drainage compound, was given to the
child. Six weeks later, her mother reported that all allopathic -medications
had been discontinued 2 weeks into the treatment. Upon questioning
the patient, she related the disappearance of both suicidal thoughts
and dreams about death. She indicated still hearing "voices"
but with a lesser frequency, no longer urging her to kill herself.
Three months later, all symptoms had
disappeared. A marked improvement in school performance and behavior
were noted. Auricular Medicine at this time suggested the absence
of any lead in the brain tissues.
The child was again seen 6 months later
with no recurrence of her original symptoms. She appeared happy and
extroverted, She said to me before leaving, "Thank you. I am
enjoying my life now." Interestingly, her mother reported the
possibility that her daughter may have been exposed to lead while
living above a garage for the first 6 years of her life. She noted
smelling fumes often. (Leaded gasoline was still in use 11 years ago.)
Dr Paul Nogier introduced to the world an exciting new microsystem
that he termed "auricular therapy."' With further pursuit
of perfection, he introduced yet another more sophisticated system,
"auricular medicine." This was made possible by the discovery
of the Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS).
Under normal, healthy, non-stressful
conditions, the electromagnetic field (EMF), or the "aura"
of the ear, extends laterally to a maximum distance of I cm measured
from the external surface of the ear. An EMF extending more than I
cm is indicative of energetic stress. As a microsystem, the ear represents
all the organs of the body; consequently, any energetic disturbance
of any organ could be projected as a stressed EMF of the ear. However,
this does not specify which of the organs is responsible for the stress.
Dr Nogier, through his discovery of
the VAS, was able to pinpoint the exact organ responsible for such
change of the EMF position. The VAS is a transient change of the radial
pulse qualities that could be perceived by palpating the radial artery
at a specific point at the distal forearm area. A positive VAS finding
means a stronger and fuller pulsation.
Dr Nogier also introduced the use of
filters for the diagnosis of energetic imbalances. By applying plastic
containers holding different actual diseased organs to the skin of
the arm, a definitive change in the ear's EMF will indicate the intolerance
of the body to that particular tissue. This reaction happens only
if the patient has an energetic imbalance in an organ identical to
the one tested. The name given to these plastic containers is filters.
In this case, applying a filter containing
diseased cortical tissue to the arm of the patient will "filter"
out all information perceived by the skin, except for those of the
cortical tissues (hence, the term, filter). If the patient has a problem
affecting the cortical tissues, as was the case in this patient, the
body will respond by showing stress, reflected on the ear. As a result,
the ear's EMF boundary will move away from it.
Dr Nogier found that by applying an
organ filter on the arm and then approaching the ear with a filter
of 3 different Kodak colors (red 25, green 58, blue 44A), which resonate
with the 3 phases of the ear, this in turn resonates with the 3 stages
of any disease, namely acute (phase 1), chronic (phase 2), and subacute
(phase 3). By palpating the radial artery pulse at the same time,
a positive VAS will be felt as the tricolor filter hits the edge of
the ear's EMF. This will allow determination of whether the EMF moved
out (indicating stress), or was not affected by (indicating no stress)
that particular organ filter.
After the affected tissue is determined,
other filters of possible causal agents can be added 1-by-1 to see
which of them is responsible for the patient's ailment. Again, this
is a "filtering method." By applying a filter containing
a virus collection, one can determine if the problem with the cortical
tissues is due to a virus infection. In this particular case, such
a mix of filters did not stress the ear's EMF, indicating the wrong
This process could be repeated using
filters of bacteria or other organisms. In this case, nothing matched.
It was not until a filter of lead was added that the EMF was stressed
again, indicating that the lead was responsible for the cortical pathology.
When a third filter was added containing the proposed homeopathic
remedy, the stress of the EMF disappeared, which suggested that this
particular remedy might have the ability to correct the patient's
In this case, the patient reacted adversely to a filter of the cerebral
cortex, suggesting the site of the problem. Later, when other filters
were paired with the cerebral cortex filter, it was the lead filter
than promoted conjoint distress. This suggested the underlying cause
the stressed cortical tissues.
Auricular Medicine offers a very sophisticated system for both treatment
and diagnosis as illustrated in this case report. Auricular Medicine
requires adequate knowledge to feel the VAS changes, appreciate the
changes in the EMF of the ear.
1. Nogier PFM. From Auriculotherapy to Auriculomedicine. MoulinsMetz,
France: Maisonneuve, 1983.
with permission from the American
Academy of Medical Acupuncture. This article originally appeared
in Medical Acupuncture, the journal of the American Academy of Medical
Images are reprinted from the Atlas
of Auricular Therapy and Auricular Medicine.
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