The “Neuro-Auricular Technique” (NAT) was originated by D. Gary Young.
Contrary to the implication of its name, it has nothing to do with the
ears, as the word “auricular” would suggest.
It does employ an “auricular” probe, a little glass rod with a tapered, blunted tip, about the size and shape of a ball-point pen, whose original purpose was to place oils precisely on the reflex points of the ear. Using the six oils in sequence and following a detailed seven-step procedure, Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT) jump-starts and reconnects all of the synapses of the brain and upper spine, particularly in the locus coeruleus and vagal ganglia.
The technique is applied along the occipital ridge, particularly focusing on the medulla area (center depression at base of skull) and along each vertebra of the cervical spine (the 7 vertebrae between the skull and shoulders that comprise the neck).