By Naida Volf
Trade paperback book
Since ancient times, the human outer ear, or auricle, has been considered a tool for healing, corroborated by recent scientific research. Various points on the auricle serve a double function, providing information on the condition of the internal organs and other parts of the body, while at the same time serving as a control panel that makes it possible to “change the settings” when there is a malfunction. Rather like a computer keyboard connected to a computer network, the outer ear is connected to the entire central nervous system; pressing on one of the auricle’s “keys” affects the programming of the organism’s self-regulatory system.
Renowned European acupuncturist Dr. Nadia Volf, author of the Joël Robuchon cookbook Food & Life, and creator of the Auricular Causative Diagnostic method, passionately delivers the secrets of her art in this presentation of her science of auriculotherapy, inherited from ancient Chinese knowledge. A new title in one of Assouline’s earliest series, Mysteries of the Ear has a very simple goal: to reveal the extraordinary powers of the auricular points, making it possible to provide relief for everyday ailments.
About the author:
Dr. Nadia Volf, MD, PhD, is a professor, neuropharmacologist, and renowned acupuncturist, creator of the Auricular Causative Diagnostic method, resulting from 35 years of research and practice. She is founder and director of the Scientifi c Acupuncture Department at Paris–Sud University, and an invited professor at Harvard Medical School. A member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), Dr. Volf has also given lectures at George Washington University, and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Volf is the author of several books, translated into twelve languages, as well as a number of articles published in scientific journals. Her books include J’ai choisi la liberté (2006), Être jeune à tout age (2009), Chacun sa nature (2011), and the Joël Robuchon cookbook Food & Life (Assouline, 2014).
Praise for Mysteries of the Ear
“This essay reveals the powers of the auricular points and teaches how to ease everyday ailments.”
-Livres Hebdo – France
“The acupuncturist Nadia Volf, who treats the Paris smart set, reveals the secret of auriculotherapy. In the book Mysteries of the Ear, she tells how she became an acupuncturist and developed the Auricular Causative Diagnostic method.”
-RTL – Radio France
“It is amazing what our ear can reveal to us about what is happening in the body. The ear is a miniature illustration of it, says Dr. Nadia Volf in her edifying book Mysteries of the Ear.”
-Gala – France
“According to acupuncturist Dr. Nadia Volf, the ear can both alert about the state of our organs and ease our ailments.”
“The acupuncturist determined 50 points one can press on to feel better. Thus, everybody can ease stomach pains, backaches, or a stiff neck.”