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The abnormal ear: ear pathology and its clinical differentiation

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The abnormal ear: ear pathology and its clinical differentiation

Many illnesses have as a defining characteristic an abnormal presentation in the external auricle. This should not be surprising since the ear reflects the condition of the entire body. Manifestations of pathology in the ear include the following characteristics.

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Organ, body system, and body part pathology

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Organ, body system, and body part pathology

Apart from the general pathological categories discussed above, specific pathology relating to organs, body systems, or body parts can now be understood.

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Ear pathology

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Ear pathology

Asymmetries — as we have seen, both ears should be symmetrical in shape, and similar in size, color, and moisture. Compare the right and left auricles in relation to the pathologies listed above and evaluate the differences.

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The characteristics of the normal ear

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The characteristics of the normal ear

Normal ears should be similar in size and placement to each other, and should move freely and painlessly when massaged. Ideally, the normal ear is firm but flexible

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How to inspect the ear

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How to inspect the ear

To interpret abnormal ear findings, one must first have an appreciation of the characteristics of the normal ear and how to systematically examine it.

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Ear diagnosis and morphology

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Ear diagnosis and morphology

Because of the reflexive property of the ear, various spontaneous reactions may appear on the auricle when there are disorders of the internal organs or other parts of the body.

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Therapeutic result

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Therapeutic result

With all of the auriculotherapy modalities outlined, the following therapeutic outcomes can occur

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Which side of the ear to treat?

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Which side of the ear to treat?

There are no hard and fast rules regarding which side of the ear on which to begin treatment. Ultimately, the goal is to simply treat in the most effective manner possible. However, since one needs a starting place, the following guidelines are offered:

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Plum blossom needling

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Plum blossom needling

  Plum blossom needling therapy of the auricle is sometimes used to induce bleeding for the various therapeutic usages of bleeding. Care must be taken to protect the auricle from infection with this method when one selects the plum blossum needle, a hammerlike tool, to tap the ear, as infection could develop when the small holes are produced in the ear skin. Points on the lobe are most commonly treated with this method.

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Staples and Auricular Acupuncture

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Staples and Auricular Acupuncture

Staplepuncture is a technique that was used in early studies on auriculotherapy. Sacks developed the staple acupuncture technique. With this modality, a surgical staple is placed in the ear

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