Medicine For Diagnosis And
Treatment Of Complex Migraine Headaches
Nader Soliman, MD
Background Auricular medicine has been postulated to aid in the
diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions.
Objective To describe the use of auricular medicine in a girl
with acute-onset aphasia and headaches.
Design, Setting, and Patient Case report of a 12-year-old girl
with acute onset of aphasia and continuing severe headaches.
Intervention Auricular medicine using filters for diagnosis,
needling, and electrical frequency for treatment, and homeopathic nosodes
for immune system enhancement.
Main Outcome Measures Cessation of headaches and follow-up filter
Results Filtering revealed the site of pathology to be the cerebral
blood vessels, probably affected by a viral infection. Within 6 weeks
of treatment, the patient's headaches gradually decreased in both frequency
and intensity; by the 8th week, the headaches completely disappeared.
At 6 months of follow-up, no remaining pathology was identified.
Conclusion Auricular medicine was successful in the diagnosis
and treatment of this patient.
Complex Migraines, Auricular Medicine, Vascular Autonomic Signal, Nogier
A 12-year-old girl awoke one morning with aphasia while vacationing
at a resort area 7,000 feet above sea level. Shortly thereafter, nausea
and vomiting occurred, accompanied by severe headaches.
Results of several
intensive investigations, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),
were unremarkable. Although the aphasia gradually subsided over a few
days, the headaches continued on a daily basis with considerable intermittent
exacerbations. Further electroencephalography (EEG) revealed some abnormalities
non-specific for any particular condition. A complex migraine headache
was diagnosed and the patient was given verapamil as a prophylactic
medication. Pharmacotherapy failed to prevent these headaches; consultation
for auricular medicine was sought because the condition interfered with
the child's quality of life.
was used to provide information about the condition of this patient.
Using the filtering techniques (briefly described below) based on the
work of Paul Nogier,1 the first step was to identify any possible blockages
that could interfere with both diagnosis and healing.1,2 The blockages
in this case were identified as the corpus callosum in phases 1 and
3 and the pineal gland in phase 1. These blockages were energetically
treated via electrical equipment capable of projecting all 7 frequencies
found on the ear (a product of Auri-Stim Medical Inc, Denver, CO). This
was followed by filtering techniques aimed at identifying the probable
site of pathology, the cerebral blood vessels, as well as the cause.
Further filtering technique suggested that an infectious process might
be involved relating to the tissues of these vessels. Further evaluation
through the filtering techniques revealed a viral infection as the probable
The patient was treated on a weekly basis with auricular medicine techniques
aimed at permanently removing all existing blockages to allow healing.
This was accomplished with either needling techniques of the affected
areas on the ear or by projecting Nogier's ear frequency through the
appropriate electrical equipment onto the same areas (Auri-Stim Medical
Inc). Treatment of pathological points on the ear other than blockages
was also performed simultaneously, including points representing the
cerebral blood vessels. The child was also provided with homeopathic
virus nosodes (a product of Professional Complementary Health Formulas,
Portland, OR) to stimulate her immune system to fight the viral infection
. Parental consent was obtained.
Within the initial 6 weeks of treatment, the patient's headaches gradually
decreased in both frequency and intensity; by the 8th week of treatment,
the headaches completely disappeared. Auricular treatment continued
for another 6 weeks until all blockages and pathological points were
completely eliminated. All allopathic medications were discontinued
with no return of symptoms. The patient remained headache-free 6 months
after beginning treatment, and an auricular examination could not identify
any remaining pathology involving the brain tissues or the cerebral
Dr Paul Nogier introduced a microsystem that he termed auricular therapy.
With further study, he discovered another more sophisticated system,
auricular medicine. This was made possible by the discovery of the vascular
autonomic signal (VAS).1
non-stressful conditions, the electromagnetic field (EMF), or the "aura"
of the ear, extends laterally to a maximum distance of 1 cm measured
from the external surface of the ear. An EMF extending more than 1 cm
is considered 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 EMF does not specify which organ is responsible for
discovery of the VAS, Nogier was able to identify the exact organ responsible
for such change of the EMF position. The VAS is a transient change of
the radial pulse qualities that can be perceived by palpating the radial
artery at a specific point near the styloid process of the radius. A
positive VAS finding means a stronger and fuller pulsation.1, 2
Nogier also introduced the use of filters to aid the diagnosis of energetic
imbalances (original filters were either tissue organs or color manufactured
by Sedaletec in France. Currently, filters are homeopathic and could
be obtained from Apex Energetics, Santa Ana, CA, or Desert Biologicals
Inc, Sandy, UT). 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 response occurs only if the patient has an energetic imbalance
in an organ identical to the one tested; this approach is based on the
principles of resonance. The name given to these plastic containers
In this case, applying a filter containing diseased cerebral blood vessel
tissue to the arm of the patient filtered out all information perceived
by the skin, except for those of the cerebral blood vessel tissues.
Because the patient had a problem affecting the tissues of these vessels,
the body responded by showing stress, reflected on the ear. As a result,
the ear's EMF boundary moved away from it.
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: acute (phase 1), chronic degenerative
(phase 2), and subacute or chronic non-degenerative (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.1,2
After the affected
tissue is determined, other filters of possible causal agents can be
added to it 1-by-1 to see which 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 affected tissues could be viral in origin. In this particular case,
the virus filters caused considerable stress to the ear's EMF (while
other infectious agents' filters did not), indicating the correct resonance.
This process could be repeated using filters of bacteria or other organisms.
In this case,
the patient reacted adversely to a filter of the cerebral blood vessels,
suggesting the site of the problem. Later, when other filters were paired
with the cerebral blood vessels filter, it was the virus filter that
promoted conjoint distress. Hence, the filter results suggested the
underlying cause of the stressed cerebral blood vessel tissues.
Auricular medicine can provide valuable information for the physician
to consider in both treatment and diagnosis, as illustrated in this
case report. It is also the only method known to provide information
about any possible presence for a wide variety of energetic blockages
that should be treated before any other therapy can be successful. Auricular
medicine requires adequate knowledge of the different phases of the
ear, experience to feel the VAS changes of the pulse, and the ability
to appreciate the EMF changes of the ear.
- Nogier PFM. From Auriculotherapy
to Auriculomedicine. Moulins les Metz, France: Maisonneuve; 1983.
- Frank BL, Soliman NE.
Atlas of Auricular Therapy and Auricular Medicine. Richardson, Tex:
Integrated Medicine Seminars Publishers.
Dr Nader Soliman is Director of the Washington Alternative Medicine
and Integrated Pain Management Center in Rockville, Maryland, and is
a former Clinical Instructor for the UCLA Medical Acupuncture for Physicians
program. Dr Soliman is President of Integrated Medicine Seminars.
Nader Soliman, MD
15001 Shady Grove Rd #100
Rockville, MD 20850
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