Beate Strittmatter, M.D., was born in 1956 and attended medical school in Frankfurt and Homburg, Germany, and in Glasgow, Scotland. She completed her degree in 1982. This was followed by 10 years of clinical specialization in orthopedics, with further training in body and ear acupuncture, neural therapy, and manual medicine. In 1990, she set herself up as a general practitioner, specializing additionally in naturopathic medicine and sports medicine. Her main emphasis in the practice has been on pain management and acupuncture. Since 1985 she has been a lecturer at the German Academy for Acupuncture and Auriculomedicine in Munich, Germany, and at the Society for Therapeutic Local Anesthesia in Cologne, Germany.
For the last 10 years she has been Director of Education at the German Academy for Acupuncture and Auriculomedicine. She has published widely (numerous articles, two textbooks for MDs, an interactive computer-learning program) and has been instrumental in developing the methods of focus diagnosis practiced today in the field of auriculotherapy. She is a board member of the Saarland Conference on Pain. Since 1989 she has been Senior Editor of the auriculomedical branch of the journal Der Akupunkturarzt/Aurikulotherapeut, and was Editor-in-Chief of this specialist journal for 4 years. She is also a board member of the ACI (Acupuncture Certification Institute, Los Angeles) and teaches in Germany, Switzerland, at the University of Miami, Florida, and at the Mt. St. Vincent University, Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Therapists around the world know the following problem from their daily practice: some patients seem to be resistant to treatment despite all diagnostic and therapeutic efforts. Whether it is a young and healthy woman with recurrent inflammation of the bladder or a fit man with tormenting back pain-the symptoms have become chronic, and the key for unlocking the vicious cycle seems to be lost. Quite often the key to solving the health problem is a focus.
The method of identifying a focus by means of active acupuncture points in the reflex zones of the ear is so simple and so easy to learn that it doesn't come as a surprise that, in Germany and many other European countries, focus diagnosis has now become a widely practiced method of complementary medicine, especially for patients who are resistant to therapy. In many cases, where such foci were found and treated with ear acupuncture or neural therapy, an improvement in chronic ailments that previously resisted conventional treatments could be seen.
This book, based on the seminal work of P. Nogier and F. Bahr, addresses the basic concepts and information about this revolutionary approach to healing. Profit from the author's years of international teaching experience and learn the basics and application of this important diagnostic tool to remove blockages to healing and expand your treatment possibilities.