Choosing points according to the principles of Modern Medicine
Choosing auricular points according to the principles of modern physiology, etiology and pathology is another important rule in auricular therapy, for example, the sympathetic nervous system functions to relax spasm of the visceral smooth muscles, regulate vasomotion, and inhibit glandular secretion; therefore, sympathesis is a major point for the treatment of visceralgia, bronchial asthma and hyperhydrosis.
Choosing points according to the principles of Traditional Chinese medicine
The eleven auricular areas corresponding to the five zang and six fu organgs are especially significant in TCM. These auricular areas are used extensively in clinical practice, not only to treat disorders of their corresponding zang and fu organs but also to treat the tissues with which the zang and fu organs connect.