Introduction to the Ear Microsystem
Auriculotherapy, or auricular therapy, is based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.
Neurova’s innervation of the ear by the Vagus and trigeminal nerve offer the following insights, the Vagus nerve carries the parasympathetic fibers and a branch of the trigeminal nerve carries the sympathetic fibers to the brains reticular formation the nerve impulses carried gets distributed to the corresponding brain structures with a 75 percent share of all para sympathetic fibers. The Vagus nerve has the highest influence on the parasympathetic nervous system- the afferent fibers of the Vagus nerve synapse and structures in the medulla and the afferent fibers of the Vagus nerve lead to the lung, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas and kidneys.
The capability of reflex points on the external ear to alter neuromuscular and neuropathic disorders has been attributed to the descending pain inhibitory pathways of the central nervous system.
Use of a bipolar point locator along with the BlueCardio (www.bluecardio.com) HRV/ANS monitoring device are two of the greatest differences in the Neurova way of therapy.