Research Associate RHW, UNSW, Randwick, Australia Director, RWG, 2069 Roseville, Australia
Research Associate CHeBA, University of New South Wales, 2031 Sydney, Australia
Head of the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Research Center Graz, of the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and of the Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
Ryokan College, Los Angeles, CA 90066, USA
Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA 01742, USA
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Integrative Medicine Consultant to the United States Air Force (USAF) Surgeon General; Director, USAF Acupuncture & Integrative Med Center, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762, USA
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculties of Extension, Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and Rehabilitation Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada
G.L.E.M. Lyon Medical Studies Group, 49 Rue Merciere, 69002 Lyon, France
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This publication has consumed an enormous amount of work and dedication. Publication of the report would not have been possible if we did not have perfect support from many individuals and organizations. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Managing Editor of Medicines Ms. Jewel Wu (Beijing) and the administrator of the Symposium Ms. Deirdre Duchesne (Sydney). The authors would like to also thank all other members of the International Committee of the Symposium, Prof. Baixiao Zhao (Beijing), Dr. Tee Tong Ang (Singapore), Ms. Dora Ng (Singapore), Dr. Claudie Terral (Montpellier), Dr. Igor Tchernikov (Toronto), Dr. Michel Marignan (Marseilles) and all authors for their excellent contributions on auricular medicine. The symposium is dedicated to Dr. Marco Romoli (Florence) for his outstanding contributions to auriculotherapy. Marco was a tireless researcher. He lived and breathed good scientific research. His favorites were fMRI support of auriculotherapy and also pain studies. He will be missed by the international auriculotherapy community.