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Medicines (Basel). 2018 Dec 12;5(4). pii: E132. doi: 10.3390/medicines5040132.

Nogier Reflex: Physiological and Experimental Results in Auricular Medicine-A New Hypothesis.

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Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 39, EG19, 8036 Graz, Austria.
Acupunktur Zurich GmbH, Seefeldstrasse 283, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland.
Biochemist, Gerberweg 7, 24211 Preetz, Germany.


This editorial describes a new hypothesis concerning the nature and possible mechanisms of the Nogier reflex or reflex auriculo-cardiac (RAC; also vascular autonomic signal VAS). A multimodal concept for future RAC research is proposed.


Nogier reflex; auricular medicine; auricular therapy; ear acupuncture; ear stimulation; new hypothesis; reflex auriculo-cardiac (RAC); vascular autonomic signal (VAS)

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