With chronic illnesses on the rise, many of which are resistant to therapy, attention is increasingly focused on new ways of understanding disease processes. Regions of minimal chronic stress are often neglected as potential causes of disease due to their lack of symptoms, when in fact they may be the actual blockage to the healing process. These blockages are known as focal disturbances. In many cases, where such foci were found and treated with ear acupuncture or neural therapy, chronic ailments that previously resisted conventional treatments subsided. This book addresses the basic concepts and information about this revolutionary approach to healing: - the definition of focal disturbances - how to diagnose, locate, and treat foci - the role of ear acupuncture in treating focal disturbances Profit from the author's years of international teaching experience and learn the basics and application of this important diagnostic tool to expand your treatment and remove blockages to healing.