Auricular Interventions in Neurology: the Vascular Autonomic Signal Challenge. Citation: (Quah-Smith, 2018)

Dr. Im Quah-Smith, MD, PhD, conjoint lecturer for Women’s and Children’s Health the University of New South Wales Medicine Program, points to evidence, clinical applications, and several use cases, to argue for broader use of Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS) palpation in Auricular interventions (Auricular Medicine, ear acupuncture, transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation, and low-level laser therapy): “Today Auricular Medicine has strong biological and clinical evidence for its application within health care delivery. The next challenge is to validate the Vascular Autonomic Signal to better predict durations of treatments required for the restoration of good health.”

Read the review in the journal OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine.


CIAM Editor’s note: The Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine continues to advance the adoption of VAS palpation, understanding that further adoption through the continuing education of healthcare professionals is a driver for continued research. Watch and discover...

  • 8 Benefits of Using Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS) Palpation, and
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    Citation: Quah-Smith I. Auricular Interventions in Neurology: the Vascular Autonomic Signal Challenge. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2018;3(2):012; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802012.

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