As this is connected to the TORA, please write me about any mistake or non logical idea you find in this mail even if it is all my own fantasy!
Martzea Rav Kaplan ZT”L va-yikra page535
How might the [tenuch] ha-ozen [earlobe] in the Tora be connected with Chinese medicine?
There are a couple of places in the Tora where the ear is mentioned either in connection with the martzea or with placing blood on the ear of various persons.
Sometimes only the word ozen is used , sometimes tenuch ozen
וַיִּשְׁחָט | וַיִּקַּח משֶׁה מִדָּמוֹ וַיִּתֵּן עַל תְּנוּךְ אֹזֶן אַהֲרֹן הַיְמָנִית וְעַל בֹּהֶן יָדוֹ הַיְמָנִית וְעַל בֹּהֶן רַגְלוֹ הַיְמָנִית: וַיִּקְרָא ח :כג
וַיִּקְרָא יד:יד. וְלָקַח הַכֹּהֵן מִדַּם הָאָשָׁם וְנָתַן הַכֹּהֵן עַל תְּנוּךְ אֹזֶן הַמִּטַּהֵר הַיְמָנִית וְעַל בֹּהֶן יָדוֹ הַיְמָנִית וְעַל בֹּהֶן רַגְלוֹ הַיְמָנִית
ו. וְהִגִּישׁוֹ אֲדֹנָיו אֶל הָאֱלֹהִים וְהִגִּישׁוֹ אֶל הַדֶּלֶת אוֹ אֶל הַמְּזוּזָה וְרָצַע אֲדֹנָיו אֶת אָזְנוֹ בַּמַּרְצֵעַ וַעֲבָדוֹ לְעֹלָם:
ומה ראה אזן להרצע מכל שאר אברים שבגוף, אמר רבי יוחנן בן זכאי (קדושין כב ע”ב) אזן זאת ששמעה על הר סיני לא תגנוב, והלך
וגנב, תרצע. ואם מוכר עצמו, אזן ששמעה על הר סיני (ויקרא כה נה) כי לי בני ישראל עבדים, והלך וקנה אדון לעצמו
According to Rashiוַיִּקְרָא:יד:יד
[תנוך: גדר אמצעי שבאוזן. ולשון תנוך לא נודע לי, והפותרים קורים לו טנדרו”ס[חסחוס]
I hardly dare to ask: Would this have been different if Rashi would have been familiar with the Chinese ear map?
According to the Targum: the upper part of the ear[helix], according to Saadia Gaon Tenuch is the earlobe [tenuch as we know it in modern Hebrew], according to other opinions: the centre of the ear
The Chafetz Chaim describes this also as the cartilage part, the “middle circle” of the ear.[the middle of 3 concentric circles]
Musar according to R’Avraham ben HaRanbam: the blood on the ear symbolizes that one should always listen to and obey G-d’s commands [Artscroll]
Have you heard of a Hologram?
If we break in half a photographic hologram plate on which an image is stored and
then shine a laser through it, we still get a three-dimensional projection of the
complete image. We can then repeat this process and we still get the complete
image. No matter how many times the plate is broken, or how many pieces or
fractions it ends up being, the whole image is preserved because all the information
needed to reproduce it in its entirety is stored in each and every part of a
Chinese medicine recognizes that the human body functions like a hologram because every microsystem found in different parts of the body contains the information needed to treat the whole body.
Using the microsystem of auricular acupuncture, you can treat the whole body
merely by treating points on the external ear, or auricle. In other words, the whole body is projected onto the auricle. Another way of putting it is that the ear “mirrors” the whole body, or reflects an image of it.
The same is true for reflexology. on the nose [or part of the nose the whole body is represented , in fact on any small part of the body we find the whole body back.
All these micro- system are used in alternative medicine.
Today this is easy to understand: if all the informatiion of the body is stored in one single cell [DNA] then -kal ve-chomer what is described above
[On the separate sheet I will add to the monthly alon you will see that dafka the earlobe contains the centra of points for the earitself,for the tongue etc[ not done is this mail]
My suggestion: If the Tora would like to “treat the ear” according to mida ke-neged
mida [being it smearing of the blood and see the musar from Rambams son] of according to the slave who did not want to get free and wants to stay with his master, then the “ logic place” to think about would be the earlobe as we know it t0day as the tenuch. Also much more practical would this have been especially when piercing the ear at the door.