What Is Auricular Therapy?
This is a type of therapy which dates back millennia, but in the modern sense it was established by the French physician and neurologist Paul Nogier. Auricular therapy is based on the notion that the entire body and all body tissues are represented on the outer part of the ear, called the auricle.
In this kind of therapy, health benefits are achieved through the stimulation of the external ear. By targeting specific acupuncture points on the ear, this local therapy actually heals other parts of the body.
Nogier identified seven relevant structures of the ear that play a part in this therapy: the tragus, antitragus, helix, antihelix, triangular fossa, scapha and concha.
Stimulation of Acupuncture Points
The mapping of the ear sounds like the basis of an acupuncture therapy, so what does all of this have to do with frequencies? The auricle map has, indeed become indispensable for acupuncture practice. In fact, in the US, there has been a major acupuncture training program backed by the US Department of Defense that uses this map for the treatment of veterans.
However, the ear can be stimulated by other means too. In his practice, Nogier discovered that these pressure points also respond to stimulating vibration at various frequencies. That is because all tissue types in the body are ultimately made out of cells, and cells out of molecules and atoms. Since all atoms constantly vibrate, so does all matter, including the skin and tissues in the body.
What Exactly Are Nogier Frequencies?
Paul Nogier discovered that healthy tissues have their own frequencies of vibration and their own vibratory pattern. In a state of illness, they fall out of these patterns or change the wavelength of their vibration, disrupting their normal resonance frequencies.
It's easy to think of the body's well-being as music. As long as every tissue, every system, every nerve and all the organs vibrate at their natural frequencies, there is music and harmony. It's enough that only one part of this system changes its resonance, and the music turns into disharmony and unpleasant noise. Nogier frequencies are healthy frequencies that can stimulate the system and restore it to its previous, harmonious state.
The Seven Nogier Frequencies
During his practice and research, Paul Nogier identified and developed experimentally the seven frequencies that have the most beneficial effect on the body. He divided them into three basic frequencies, which correspond to the three types of tissue during embryonic development, and four additional frequencies.
The Ectodermal Frequency (292 Hz)
This frequency shares resonance with tissue of ectodermal origin. This is the tissue that forms the skin, but also the eyes, glands, as well as parts of the central nervous system such as the brain and the spinal cord. This frequency promotes wound healing, and reduces inflammation. It's also good for postoperative recovery.
This frequency is also known as the Universal frequency.
The Endodermal Frequency (584 Hz)
This frequency can return tissue of endodermal origin into balance. The organs and systems that benefit from it the most are the organs of the gastrointestinal tract such as the gall bladder, as well as other organs such as the lungs, the bladder, and the thyroid.
The Mesodermal Frequency (1,168 Hz)
This frequency is especially beneficial for the treatment of injuries, because it corresponds to connective tissue, tendons, cartilage, joints, bones and muscle. This frequency can be used for pain control and to promote healing in conditions such as ligament injuries. This frequency also boosts blood circulation.
The 73 Hz Frequency
This frequency is good for stimulation of the body and the nervous system. It resonates with certain parts of the brain which control metabolism and hormones. It can also help in the treatment of wounds and injuries that are not healing as they should be. It can also boost cellular activity when it is not active enough.
The 2,336 Hz Frequency
This frequency stimulates the brain and is good for stress relief and relaxation. It can also be successful as a supplemental therapy in treatment with other frequencies.
The 4672 Hz Frequency
This frequency corresponds to the peripheral nervous system, which is what makes it the best choice for pain control. It also might help curb excess calcification.
The 146 Hz Frequency
In terms of the body, this frequency reduces inflammation, edema and scar tissue, and fights infection. In terms of the mind, it resonates with the cerebral cortex, which is why it promotes relaxation, alleviates anxiety, and boosts memory.
How To Use Nogier Frequencies
Nogier frequencies can be used in the treatment of both chronic conditions and acute illnesses and injuries. Nogier created his own light device which pulsed at certain frequencies. Nowadays, the same effect can be achieved with modern red light therapy.
In general, higher frequencies are used for pain, and to sedate or soothe. Lower frequencies can be used to stimulate the nerve fibers and cells.
The Use of Light Therapy Devices in Auricular Therapy
Light therapy devices are a simple and easily accessible way to use the benefits of healthy frequencies at home. Nowadays, it's not necessary to go to a doctor like Paul Nogier to be able to use this treatment. Devices like those from the Infraredi range can be used for both the low frequency and the high frequency treatment.
Infraredi devices have a pulsed setting that goes from 0 to 9,999 Hz, and you can set the desired frequency with a simple press of a button. Light therapy with a pulsed setting can be used daily, for optimal healing effects.
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