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Foundations of German Auricular Acupuncture


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Not approved by the State of Florida (CE Broker) for CEU

Please Note the Following:

Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine (CIAM) also recommends, and teaches the use of the Pointoselect DT point finder. The point finder detects electrically active auricular points. Plus, the Pointoselect DT point finder also has a treatment function. CIAM recommends this particular point finder because of its precision in both selecting and treating active points.

Here is an alternate Pointtoselect that is available for order in the US:

Course Description:

The course consists of 7 modules with recorded lectures, short videos, resources, assignments, and quizzes. Each modules' objectives and outlines are listed below.

With an emphasis on musculoskeletal pain, this course teaches students the foundations of German auricular acupuncture, its context, and its application. Students will become familiar with the ear as a gateway for both assessment and treatment, and be able to provide precise and highly effective treatments for pain by the end of this course.

Hands-on In Person Training

For those interested in continuing with this training, this Foundations course is the prerequisite for the hands-on in-person courses. Level I certification in German Auricular Medicine includes completion of this course, Level I hands-on in-person follow-up, and 10 case reports (Clinical Practicum 1). Hands-on practical classes offered through CIAM:

Level I: Enhanced Assessment and Treatment

Level II: Clearing Blockages to Healing

Students will be engaged in a process that nurtures learning through a multi-faceted learning environment and interaction with each other and the instructor through the forums on Pro D Seminars.

Not approved by the State of Florida (CE Broker) for CEU

Module One: Orientation to the Field of Auricular Acupuncture 5 PDA/CEU

Module Outline:

  • Anatomy of the Ear
  • The Field, Context and Research of Auricular Acupuncture
  • Auricular Acupuncture: Past and Present
  • Visual and Tenderness Auricular Assessment
  • Auricular Assessment of Pathology Assignment

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Identify the potential value of auricular medicine
  • Provide an overview of the history and current research of auricular medicine
  • Name the anatomical areas of the ear
  • Offer a basic assessment of ear pathology through visual and tenderness changes

Module Two: How Does it Work? 4 PDA/CEU

Module Outline:

  • Landmarks of the Ear
  • Point Locations for Upper and Lower Limbs and Spine
  • Precise Musculoskeletal Point Locations
  • Mechanisms of Action: Ear as a Gateway
  • “How Does it Work” Assignment

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Locate the landmarks of the ear
  • Locate the points of the spine and upper and lower limbs on the ear
  • Provide a description of the mechanisms of action of auricular acupuncture

Module Three: Point Selection and Treatment Principles 5 PDA/CEU

Module Outline:

  • Use of Electrotherapy Pointfinder for Assessment and Treatment
  • Proper Auricular Needling Technique
  • Precise Point Locations for Head
  • Principles for Point Selection
  • Point Selection and Treatment Principles
  • Assessment and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain Practice

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Describe the main categories of points and their actions
  • Choose appropriate types of points for a musculoskeletal treatment
  • Effectively use a Pointfinder to find and treat points on the ear
  • Needle and active ear point effectively
  • Locate the musculoskeletal points of the upper neck and head

Module Four: Chronic Pain


Module Outline:

  • Spinal Zones on the Ear and the Forceps Treatment Technique
  • Functional Point Locations
  • Precise Point Locations for Pain
  • Value of Auricular Acupuncture for Chronic Pain
  • 4-Point Pain Treatment Assignment

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Locate spinal points related to chronic pain
  • Locate important functional points for chronic pain
  • Confidently select, find and treat points on the ear for pain management

Module Five: Functional Points and Frequencies 4 PDA/CEU

Module Outline:

  • Point Locations for Functional Points
  • Incorporating Functional Points and Nogier Frequencies
  • Assessment and Treatment Practice

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Increased confidence in selecting appropriate points and treating chronic pain
  • Familiarity with key functional points
  • Skill and experience in locating select points for treatments

Module Six: Focus Activity. Blockages to Healing 4 PDA/CEU

Module Outline:

  • Endodermal Points Locations
  • Neural Therapy and Precise Point Locations for Organs
  • Role of Focus Activity in Treating Pain
  • Finding Focus Activity Assignment

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Locate endodermal (organ) points on the ear
  • Locate heart and kidney and understand their exception
  • Be prepared to describe “focus activity” and its importance in healing
  • Locate and treat focus activity

Module Seven: Case Management 3 PDA/CEU

Module Outline:

  • Case Management Approach and Reporting
  • Case Report Assignment

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Recognize the most important points to include in a treatment plan
  • Be familiar with how to record and manage case reports
  • Apply auricular medicine principles in clinical case management
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Dave Maybee, RMT is the lead instructor for the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine. He and his wife Amy own a multidisciplinary clinic in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where he integrates MyoFascial and Cranial Sacral work into his treatments, believing fully in a whole system approach to healing. Dave has been involved with the growth of Auricular Medicine since 2005.

Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine offers an accessible approach to teaching a full system of auricular based in the work of Dr. Frank Bahr, a former student and colleague of the Father of Auricular, Dr. Paul Nogier. Dr. Bahr’s approach has brought into focus a system that allows practitioners to access the subtle information of the central nervous system and to prioritize active points on the ear. Further developed by clinical experience, CIAM brings its own flavour and love of teaching to make a learning experience that is an exciting string of clinical pearls.

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excellent class. ~ Marcey