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PCOM #27

PCOM Points Auricular - regions

AREALOCATIONFUNCTION
HELIX CRUS the transverse ridge of the HELIX continuing backward into the ear cavity broad application, one point (please see diaphragm point)
ANTI-HELIX an elevated Y-shaped spiral ridge anterior and parallel to the HELIX; its upper part branches out into the SUPERIOR & INFERIOR ANTI-HELIX CRURA generally tx indications related to the main trunk & torso
SUPERIOR ANTI-HELIX CRUS the superior branch of the bifurcation of the ANTI-HELIX generally tx indications related to the lower extremities
INFERIOR ANTI-HELIX CRUS the inferior branch of the bifurcation of the ANTI-HELIX, overhanging the CYMBA CONCHA (superior) generally tx indications related to lower back & lumbosacral spine
SCAPHOID FOSSA / SCAPHA the narrow curved depression between the HELIX and the ANTI-HELIX generally treats indications related to the upper extremity
TRIANGULAR FOSSA the triangular depression between the two ANTI-HELIX CRURA generally treats indications related to the pelvic cavity
TRAGUS a small curved flap in front of the auricle that joins the ear to the face, projecting over the ear canal
ANTI-TRAGUS a small L-shaped tubercle opposite the TRAGUS and inferior to the ANTI-HELIX tail generally treats indications related to the skull and head
PERIPHERY HELIX CRUS the superior and inferior areas directly surrounding the HELIX CRUS
CYMBA CONCHA the concha superior to the HELIX CRUS, between the anterior part of the HELIX and INFERIOR ANTI-HELIX CRUS
CAVUM CONCHA the concha inferior to the HELIX CRUS, next to the ear canal and framed by the TRAGUS and the ANTI-TRAGUS
EAR LOBULE the U-shaped soft, fleshy tissue region just below the lower edge of the cartilage at the INTER-TRAGIC NOTCH; the ear lobe is divided into a grid of 9 equal parts which are numbered 1-9 generally treats indications related to the head and face
BACK OF THE AURICLE the posterior portion of the ear
HELIX the prominent folded cartilaginous rim of the auricle, appearing like a question-mark symbol broad group
Created by: kellyjelly