Blunt trauma to the head

my dear friend got in a critical bike accident friday night and landed on his face, fracturing it in 22 places, including the pallet, nose and jaw, knocking out 3 teeth and shattering others. He had a 10 hr surgery yesterday and will remain in the hospital for at least a week. I would appreciate advice for auricular points (press balls) to address the blunt trauma. Thank you.


Feng Mei's picture

How do you know the auricular

How do you know the auricular can treat the blunt trauma of head?

I have to say, for serious accident of body injury, the W.M. has more good rescue ways than TCM. And the X ray, CT, MRI are the best ways to check the injury conditons.

For adult head trauma usually need six months to recover, and he/she may enhance the recover in the next 2 years.

T Joosub's picture

Head injury

As suggested you must first rule out severe internal brain injury using MRI etc. You could then use local points with laser(3B laser).
dumplin1010's picture

yes, of course. there is no

yes, of course. there is no brain swelling/damage...CT scan was clear..i'm just asking for advice on how to support his healing process and pain management while in the hospital. once out, I will be able to treat him fully. I have not had experience working auricularly with a patient w/ acute head trauma.

Nonsuchauri's picture

Auricular Acupuncture

I would suggest the following auricular points to help your friend, both for pain relief and promoting healing:

Shen Men, Sympathetic Autonomic Point, Point Zero, Adrenal Gland & Endocrine (Internal secretion), Occiput,Thalamus Point and prostagladin.

One can use natural seeds or margrain steel pellets paste at the above points which can be stimulated for about a minute to two minutes using a press and release technique employing the thumb and index finger.

Let me know if you are unsure of locations of the auricular acupuncture point.  Good Luck!


dumplin1010's picture

Nonsuchauri- thank you so

Nonsuchauri- thank you so much! this is just what I needed :) I'm all good with the locations..I appreciate your response!