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Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 9–11 | Cite as

Auricular Chromotherapy: a novel technique in the treatment of psychological trauma

  • D. Asis
  • A. Yoshizumi
  • Fabiola Luz
Originalia | Original Articles

Abstract

Auricular Chromotherapy has been showing promising results in the treatment of psychological trauma. With its relatively easy and quick technical application and the good results produced, this procedure may be an indispensable tool for physicians. However, its mechanism of action is not yet completely understood. The technique was created by Dr. Daniel Asis and Dr. Frederico Zarragoicoechea (Argentina), with contribution of Dr. Jorge Boucinhas (Brazil) and Dr. Rafaël Nogier (France) and includes the arousal and vanishing of traumatic images and emotions similar to the ‘Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing’ (EMDR) procedure [1]. This work mentions: (i) the steps followed before the first application in 30 patients in Santa Fé (Argentina) where the technique was created [2]; (ii) the results of 50 cases (41 women, 9 men, aged 20 to 60) seen in São Paulo (Brazil) with a 92 % success rate; (iii) some possible lines of research for the future.

Keywords

Auriculotherapy Auricular Chromotherapy EMDR PTSD 

Ohr-Chromotherapie: Eine neue Technik in der Therapie psychologischer Traumata

Zusammenfassung

Ohr-Chromotherapie zeigt in der Behandlung psychologischer Traumata vielversprechende Ergebnisse. Mit ihrem relativ einfachen und schnell erlernbaren Verfahren sowie ihren guten Ergebnissen könnte sie zu einem unverzichtbaren ärztlichen Instrument werden. Allerdings ist der Wirkmechanismus noch nicht komplett entschlüsselt. Diese Technik wurde von Dr. Daniel Asis und Dr. Frederico Zarragoicoechea (Argentinien), mit Unterstützung von Dr. Jorge Boucinhas (Brasilien) und Dr. Rafaël Nogier (Frankreich), entwickelt. Sie fußt auf der Erregung und darauf folgenden Auslöschung von traumatischen Bildern und Emotionen, ähnlich dem „Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing“ (EMDR). Dieser Artikel enthält (i) die Entwicklungsschritte dieser Technik vor ihrer ersten Anwendung bei 30 Patienten in Santa Fé (Argentinien) [2], (ii) das Ergebnis der Therapie von 50 Patienten (41 Frauen, 9 Männer, Alter von 20 bis 60 Jahren) in São Paulo (Brasilien) mit einer 92 %igen Erfolgsrate; (iii) einige Überlegungen zu weiterer Forschung.

Schlüsselwörter

Ohr-Akupunktur Ohr-Chromotherapie EMDR PTSD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Santa FeArgentina
  2. 2.São PauloBrazil

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