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Auricular Medicine & Suicide

Nader Soliman M.D.


An 11 -year-old girl presented with suicidal tendencies and behavior problems noted since she was 4-years-old. She had received many allopathic medications with no improvement. A holistic treatment resolved her symptoms. Auricular medicine determined the organ and cause of pathology.

Key Words

Bipolar Disease, Schizophrenia, Auricular Medicine, Vascular Autonomic Signal, Nogier


The mother of an 11-year-old girl noted that since the age of 4 years, her daughter's behavior had appeared odd. She displayed tendencies to eat unusual materials, including mud. At an older age, many attempts of suicide were noted. She was finally hospitalized for attempting to slash her wrist. She was diagnosed as having a bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The patient began treatment with several allopathic medications; most of them resulted in undesirable adverse effects and none helped her symptoms. At the time of her visit, she was taking Neurontin, but no good results were noted. A learning disability had been diagnosed at 9-years-old.Suicidal tendencies were a strong presentation in this child; she also confessed to dreaming about death and dying. She said that she heard voices coming from inside her head, urging her to kill herself.

Case Report

Auricular Medicine was considered to diagnose the patient. Using the filtering method, the cerebral cortex was identified as the site of pathology. Further filtering techniques suggested that lead precipitation in the cortical tissue might be the causative factor. Acupuncture treatment was excluded for economic reasons. The case appeared chronic in nature and a lead blood level test was not sought. A homeopathic treatment, Exchem (Apex Energetics, California), a lead-containing drainage compound, was given to the child. Six weeks later, her mother reported that all allopathic -medications had been discontinued 2 weeks into the treatment. Upon questioning the patient, she related the disappearance of both suicidal thoughts and dreams about death. She indicated still hearing "voices" but with a lesser frequency, no longer urging her to kill herself. Three months later, all symptoms had disappeared. A marked improvement in school performance and behavior were noted. Auricular Medicine at this time suggested the absence of any lead in the brain tissues. The child was again seen 6 months later with no recurrence of her original symptoms. She appeared happy and extroverted, She said to me before leaving, "Thank you. I am enjoying my life now." Interestingly, her mother reported the possibility that her daughter may have been exposed to lead while living above a garage for the first 6 years of her life. She noted smelling fumes often. (Leaded gasoline was still in use 11 years ago.)


Dr Paul Nogier introduced to the world an exciting new microsystem that he termed "auricular therapy."' With further pursuit of perfection, he introduced yet another more sophisticated system, "auricular medicine." This was made possible by the discovery of the Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS).Under normal, healthy, non-stressful conditions, the electromagnetic field (EMF), or the "aura" of the ear, extends laterally to a maximum distance of I cm measured from the external surface of the ear. An EMF extending more than I cm is indicative of energetic stress. As a microsystem, the ear represents all the organs of the body; consequently, any energetic disturbance of any organ could be projected as a stressed EMF of the ear. However, this does not specify which of the organs is responsible for the stress. Dr Nogier, through his discovery of the VAS, was able to pinpoint the exact organ responsible for such change of the EMF position. The VAS is a transient change of the radial pulse qualities that could be perceived by palpating the radial artery at a specific point at the distal forearm area. A positive VAS finding means a stronger and fuller pulsation. Dr Nogier also introduced the use of filters for the diagnosis of energetic imbalances. By applying plastic containers holding different actual diseased organs to the skin of the arm, a definitive change in the ear's EMF will indicate the intolerance of the body to that particular tissue. This reaction happens only if the patient has an energetic imbalance in an organ identical to the one tested. The name given to these plastic containers is filters. In this case, applying a filter containing diseased cortical tissue to the arm of the patient will "filter" out all information perceived by the skin, except for those of the cortical tissues (hence, the term, filter). If the patient has a problem affecting the cortical tissues, as was the case in this patient, the body will respond by showing stress, reflected on the ear. As a result, the ear's EMF boundary will move away from it. Dr Nogier found that by applying an organ filter on the arm and then approaching the ear with a filter of 3 different Kodak colors (red 25, green 58, blue 44A), which resonate with the 3 phases of the ear, this in turn resonates with the 3 stages of any disease, namely acute (phase 1), chronic (phase 2), and sub acute (phase 3). By palpating the radial artery pulse at the same time, a positive VAS will be felt as the tricolor filter hits the edge of the ear's EMF. This will allow determination of whether the EMF moved out (indicating stress), or was not affected by (indicating no stress) that particular organ filter. After the affected tissue is determined, other filters of possible causal agents can be added 1-by-1 to see which of them is responsible for the patient's ailment. Again, this is a "filtering method." By applying a filter containing a virus collection, one can determine if the problem with the cortical tissues is due to a virus infection. In this particular case, such a mix of filters did not stress the ear's EMF, indicating the wrong match. This process could be repeated using filters of bacteria or other organisms. In this case, nothing matched. It was not until a filter of lead was added that the EMF was stressed again, indicating that the lead was responsible for the cortical pathology. When a third filter was added containing the proposed homeopathic remedy, the stress of the EMF disappeared, which suggested that this particular remedy might have the ability to correct the patient's ailment. In this case, the patient reacted adversely to a filter of the cerebral cortex, suggesting the site of the problem. Later, when other filters were paired with the cerebral cortex filter, it was the lead filter than promoted conjoint distress. This suggested the underlying cause the stressed cortical tissues.


Auricular Medicine offers a very sophisticated system for both treatment and diagnosis as illustrated in this case report. Auricular Medicine requires adequate knowledge to feel the VAS changes, appreciate the changes in the EMF of the ear.


NCE 1. Nogier PFM. From Auriculotherapy to Auriculomedicine. MoulinsMetz, France: Maisonneuve, 1983.

Reprinted with permission from the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. This article originally appeared in Medical Acupuncture, the journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.