The Aims of the Site

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The Aims of the Site

The site has been designed to present the different naming systems being used in auriculotherapy. The aim is to make the existing data available to practitioners and specifically to enable them to find their way through the maze of published articles.
It is a personal piece of work, intended as a work tool and wishing to remain independent of the various schools of thought. Everyone is invited to take part.
We shall try to present all the contributions objectively, without any foregone conclusions.
If we have chosen the Bahr/Wojak grid as a work base, it is because it was the easiest data processing tool to set up. It also has the advantage of showing the details very clearly.
An index card will be associated with each point, describing the different nomenclatures and the bibliographical references that we have found.
It will require several years work and you are all invited to help me by sending me the references and protocols that you use.
There is a surprising variety of points. We will try to explain why in another article. It is all very confusing for the practitioner.

What we are fighting for:
We would like there to be an international agreement about the location of points, without reference to the names of organs or their functions. The clinical or organ correspondences could then be described by each practitioner in his/her publications.
However, the most important thing is to be able to locate the point in use to a specific zone on the ear, whichever technique or nomenclature is being used.