By Axel Rubach
270 pages, 7.00 x 9.00″
This book introduces readers in a very graphic way to the anatomy and morphology of the ear, the points and their localizations, and the specific indications for treatment procedure. Compiled by a respected German clinician and practitioner, and drawing from the traditions of Nogier as well as Chinese methodology, the approach taken emphasizes clear constellations of points, transmitting the knowledge of points and the resulting safety of applications. The contents begin with a brief history and discussion of scientific findings, laterality, and nomenclature. The anatomy of the outer ear is described, followed by a systematic localization of auricular points, and special points and treatment areas. Practice tutorials — on preliminary instruction, basic tools and procedures, methods of stimulation, practical approaches, and established indications — encourage readers to successively familiarize themselves with the subject matter. Special topics include ear acupuncture in obstetrics and the use of laser in ear acupuncture. There is a quick reference section with examples of therapy including asthma, migrain, vertigo, and nicotine addition, and handy indices that list points and zones numerically as well as alphabetically. There are copious duotone illustrations that are carefully and clearly labelled, and an accompanying CD-ROM.