With chronic illnesses on the rise, many of which are resistant to therapy, attention is increasingly focused on new ways of understanding disease processes. Regions of minimal chronic stress are often neglected as potential causes of disease due to their lack of symptoms, when in fact they may be the actual blockage to the healing process. These blockages are known as focal disturbances. In many cases, where such foci were found and treated with ear acupuncture or neural therapy, chronic ailments that previously resisted conventional treatments subsided. This book addresses the basic concepts and information about this revolutionary approach to healing: * The definition of focal disturbances * How to diagnose, locate, and treat foci* the role of ear acupuncture in treating focal disturbances Profit from the author's years of international teaching experience and learn the basics and application of this important diagnostic tool to expand your treatment and remove blockages to healing.
Physician in Private Practice, Saarbruecken, Germany
Preface Part A - Basics Introduction The field of disturbance Definition Clinical impact Focal activity - some of the basics The lightning reaction Potential foci Paranasal sinuses Tonsils Appendix Temporomandibular joint Dental foci Cicatricial foci Dysfunction of intestinal flora Intolerance of materials Other potential foci Test procedures for focal disorders Ear acupuncture in focal testing General information on testing for foci Procedure for focal testing according to Bahr - an overview Part B - Practice Learning and achieving knowledge level 1: Necessary prerequisites Grounding Finding the ear points Mechanical detection of ear points Electrical detection of ear points Preliminary examination Searching for foci by means of ear points The special case of amalgam Psychological foci Practical approach at knowledge level 1 Focal therapy by means of ear reflex zones Therapeutic principle Therapeutic approach Measures supporting the therapy Problems during therapy Course of treatment Comments on acupuncture needles Learning and achieving knowledge level 2: - Focal diagnosis by means of ACR Overview The auricular cardiac reflex (ACR) - Nogier's reflex Focus-identifying ear points according to Bahr Classification of the foci corresponding to identifying ear points The phenomenon of local resonance Grounding Preliminary examination - Focal therapy by means of ACR Therapeutic principle Needling the ear reflex zone that corresponds to a focus Infiltrating the focus with a local anesthetic Dry needling the affected focus on the body Combination of techniques Sieving technique Moxibustion Monitoring the treatment Approaching the case of amalgam burden Additional points for focal therapy Psychological foci Problems during therapy Measures supporting the therapy Long-term course of therapy Sample cases from my practice Pain in the shoulder due to a dental focus Chronic back pain due to impacted wisdom teeth "Meridianitis" Migraine therapy - progress report over five years Posttraumatic migraine Optimization and specialization Improved diagnosis by means of additional aids The three tissue layers Electric aids for examining the tissue layers Expanding the preliminary examination to include diagnostic and therapeutic obstacles - testing for inversion Determining laterality. Outline of preliminary examination with the 9-Volt rod The role of laser in focal diagnosis and therapy Practical application of the laser Equipment Further applications of ACR ACR in orthopedics ACR in neural therapy ACR in allergy treatment ACR in dentistry Further applications of ear acupuncture Symptomatic therapy by ear acupuncture Ear acupuncture in focal diagnosis and therapy Higher level or constitutional therapy by ear acupuncture Indications for treatment by ear acupuncture Contraindications for treatment by ear acupuncture Sample cases from my practice Back pain following ankle joint surgery Hay fever in a child Pain in the knee of unknown origin Focus-relevant localizations on the auricula Overview Locomotor system Head Internal organs Part C - Training, Devices and Practical Aids Training opportunities Contents of training courses for focal therapists offered by the German Academy for Acupuncture and Auricular Medicine Level 0 - Introductory course in ear, body and skull acupuncture Level 1 - Crash course in ear, body and skull acupuncture, for beginners Level 2 - Crash course in scientific ear acupuncture, medium level Level 3 - Crash course in scientific ear acupuncture, advanced level Level 4 - Crash course in scientific ear acupuncture, very advanced level Supervised courses for visitors Level 2 - Crash course in scientific body/skull acupuncture, medium level Level 3 - Crash course in scientific body/skull acupuncture, advanced level Addresses of training institutions Important supply sources Laser devices TENS devices Ear models made of rubber Acupuncture needles Ampullae for identifying foci Used equipment market Experienced acupuncturists Instructions for patients Leaflet for patients: What is acupuncture? Leaflet for patients: Permanent needles Leaflet for patients: What is laser acupuncture? Leaflet for patients: What is neural therapy? References Index
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