Auricular medicine was developed by Dr. Paul Nosier of France in the 1950's. He developed a comprehensive system of using the ear as a reflex system to support the body, and showed that the ear is a "micro-map of the entire body. This has been verified in numerous research studies in China as well as in the West.
Joseph Helms, in his book Acupuncture Energetics, defines Auricular Therapy as being "based on a somatotopic system organized on the surface of the external ear, one of many such microsystems on the body."
The inverted fetus pattern that is represented on the auricle is referred to as somatotopic inversion. The word "soma" means "body" and the word "topic" refers to a topographic "map." The auricle is a map of the body in an inverted or upside down pattern.
With auricular medicine, certain points on the ears can be used for pain control, addictions internal disorders, emotional issues and much more. It is used by Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Naturopaths, Dentists and Laypeople.
The benefits of auricular medicine augment and prolong the efficacy of all other body treatments such as Vibrational Raindrop Technique and Raindrop Technique.