ISBN-10:
3131278714
ISBN-13:
9783131278715
Pub. Date:
12/10/2003
Publisher:
Thieme
Identifying and Treating Blockages to Healing: New Approaches to Therapy-Resistant Patients

Identifying and Treating Blockages to Healing: New Approaches to Therapy-Resistant Patients

by Beate Strittmatter, Ursula Vielkind

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ISBN-13: 9783131278715
Publisher: Thieme
Publication date: 12/10/2003
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 267
Sales rank: 774,639
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Physician in Private Practice, Saarbruecken, Germany

Table of Contents


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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