If you are dedicated to helping people feel better then you are always looking for ways to improve your effectiveness, and even to expand your scope of practice. Sometimes you spend large sums of money and invest a big chunk of your valuable spare time to learn a new treatment technique, and then discover that it just doesn't fit into your style of practice, or is only helpful in a small percentage of cases. But occasionally a real gem comes along which adds value and income to your services. I'd like to invite you to join myself Nick Hodgson and my ex-wife Gill  in learning a simple but effective treatment - Auriculotherapy is an extremely straight forward technique which can be taught in a few hours of easy to follow training.

Back in 2003 Gill and I hosted a top presenter from the USA to teach a chiropractic technique seminar in Melbourne. Over 70 practitioners attended that program. During the seminar we were introduced to Auriculotherapy, which is an established treatment modality in Europe and the USA, but has been wrongly confused with Ear Acupuncture here in Australia. That weekend we organized an impromptu one day workshop, and one week later two thirds of those practitioners attended our first Auriculotherapy program. Since then we have organized and presented this program to dozens of health professionals from many fields, with consistent positive and excited feedback...


Auriculotherapy is a neurological treatment modality using internationally standardized reflex points on the surface of the ear. By using the latest micro-current electronics technology you can both diagnose the active reflex points, and, treat signs and symptoms that are associated with the active points. The nerve endings which richly innervate the skin of the ear offer the shortest neurological access point to the brain. The other direct "microsystem" of reflex points is the iris, as in Iridology: But Iridology can only be used as a diagnostic aid. Auriculotherapy can also be used to treat by utilizing micro-current stimulation. All the other microsystems such as reflexology and Acupuncture are much more indirect in their connection to the brain.

Watch a short workshop introducing the principles and benefits of Auriculotherapy...


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And there are many benefits from adding Auriculotherapy to your health care practice:

Musculoskeletal Problems
Pain Management
Internal Disorders
Stress-Related Disorders
The Five Addictions

Improve the speed of your pain management strategies – people persist with care when you can offer them drug-free pain relief
Speed up your client’s
healing towards wellness – effective neurological intervention
See better results with
sport and joint problems – break open the Central Nervous System reflex loops that limit healing
Expanded scope of practice – consistently improve signs and symptoms of internal disorders
Refine your
differential diagnosis – modality that helps to isolate dysfunctional systems and tissues
Offer your clients relief from
depression, anxiety and compulsive related feelings
Be a saint in your community by
assisting addicts of all kinds in their recovery process
Improve your profitability by introducing an effective modality – can be taught and delegated to assistants
Reduce the physical and mental strain and demand placed on you by most manual therapies
Impress your clients (and perplex your local GP) with your ability to tell them things about their bodily functions that they hadn’t mentioned – excited clients refer their friends and family!

What’s involved with AURICULOTHERAPY Training?

     A six-part online training program

     Plenty of advice on how to get hands on practice and experience so that you are ready to use what you have learnt

     Training manual included to help follow the teaching

     Educational Assessment Exam if you wish to receive a certificate of training completion

     Free email support following the program to answer any questions




Study Guide which should be read first, the Training Notes, a Reading File, the Educational Assessment Exam

Parts 1 to 3 of the training, covering the Introduction, History, Anatomy and Master Points

Parts 4 to 6, covering Instrument Use, Somatotopic Maps and Treatment




Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture by Terry Oleson - 4th edition

Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture provides a comprehensive guide to the practice of Chinese and Western systems of ear acupuncture. This impressive new edition utilizes 3-D models of the external ear, as well as 3-D anatomical images, to demonstrate the somatotopic relationship between particular parts of the body and specific regions of the auricle. This is the first ear acupuncture text that has incorporated 3-D technology in order to present amazing images of the auricle which precisely indicate ear acupoint positions.

The book offers in-depth evaluation of the theoretical and clinical underpinnings of auriculotherapy, describing and illustrating over 200 ear acupuncture points and more than 200 auriculotherapy treatment protocols for clinical discorders ranging from chronic pain to substance abuse to visceral and neurological disorders. There are an expanded number of auricular landmarks that are utilized to guide the practitioner in accurately determining the precise location of hidden ear points on the 3-D model. These landmarks further reveal the varied depth perspectives of the external ear.

The ear reflex points presented in this manual are based upon systematic research conducted at the UCLA Pain Management Center and upon the extensive clinical findings of medical doctors and acupuncturists in China and Europe over the past 50 years. Scientific and clinical information from the most recent international symposia of auricular acupuncture have been used to update the scientific and clinical knowledge presented in this fourth edition. Each chapter is organized in same basic order, beginning with an introductory overview, progressing to the main topics in the chapter, and ending with a section listing a definition of terms and a set of preparatory sample questions.

The book is concise and clear enough for students yet provides provides sophisticated clinical approaches to allow the experienced practitioner to enhance and complement their existing treatment strategies.


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What is Auriculotherapy?

- Stimulation of the auricle of the external ear for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other parts of the body.

- The term auriculotherapy refers to electrical stimulation of the surface of ear reflex points.

What is the History of Auriculotherapy?

- Earliest written records of ear acupuncture date back to the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, a compilation of acupuncture procedures that were in practice in 500 BC. Within this extensive text that covers a variety of acupuncture treatments, there is mention of specific acupuncture points on the external ear for the relief of certain medical disorders.

- The manner in which auricular acupuncture is practiced today is actually based upon more recent discoveries that occurred in France in the 1950's.

- The Traditional Oriental Medicine practiced in ancient China included just a scattered array of acupoints on the auricle for just a few health problems.

- The current practice of auricular acupuncture shows a more complete organization of ear reflex points that can be used to relieve many health problems.

- In the West, earliest references to ear treatments were referred to in medical records from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The most complete descriptions of medical treatments through the ear were recorded in ancient Persia. A trail of evidence of the use of auricular stimulation for the treatment of sciatica back pain can be followed from these Persian records through medieval Europe to modern France.

- Since the 1950's, the use of specific ear points as a complete reflex system that can alleviate many health problems has been utilized by clinical practitioners in other parts of Europe, in Asia, and in North and South America.

Who discovered Auriculotherapy?

- Earliest uses of ear acupuncture points dates back to ancient China.

- Modern applications of auriculotherapy are based on the work of Dr Paul Nogier of Lyon, France. In the 1950's, Dr Nogier noticed a strange scar on the upper ear of some of his patients. He found that all of them had been treated for sciatica pain by a local lay practitioner. This woman had cauterized a specific area of the external ear in order to relieve their low back pain.

- Dr Nogier conducted a similar procedure on his own sciatica patients and found that their back pain was also reduced.

- He then tried other means of stimulating this "sciatica point," including the use of acupuncture needles, and found that they too were effective in alleviating sciatica pain.

- The brilliance of Dr Nogier was in extending this one observation into a more comprehensive model.

- Dr Nogier theorized that if an area of the upper external ear is effective in treating low back pain, maybe other parts of the ear could treat other parts of the body.

- The ear is said to represent the whole anatomical body, but in an upside down orientation.

- Nogier's theory contended that the auricle could be compared to an inverted fetus, with the head represented on the lower ear lobe, the feet at the top of the external ear, and the rest of the body in-between.

- This model was first presented to naturopathic practitioners in France in 1957, then spread to acupuncturists in Germany, and finally was translated into Chinese.

- The Chinese seemed to have adopted the inverted fetus model of ear acupuncture in 1958.

What are Auricular-Somatic Reflexes?

- Nerves in the skin overlying specific areas of the external ear correspond to specific parts of the brain which has reflex connections to the body.

- Organo-Cutaneous Reflexes are activated when organic pathology in a specific part of the body induce reflex reactions in the external ear, manifested as localized changes in tenderness, altered blood circulation, and electrodermal reactivity.

- Cutaneo-Organic Reflexes are activated when specific points on the auricle are stimulated in order to relieve organic pathology in another part of the body.

What is Somatotopic Inversion?

- The inverted fetus pattern that is represented on the auricle is referred to as somatotopic inversion.

- The word "soma" means "body" and the word "topic" refers to a topographic "map."

- The auricle is a map of the body in an inverted or upside down pattern.

What health conditions are most helped by auriculotherapy?

- Because every part of the external ear connects through the microsystem remote reflexes to every part of the body, a wide variety of health problems are relieved by auriculotherapy.

- Almost all health conditions can be affected to some degree by stimulating reactive ear points.

- The most commonly reported uses of auriculotherapy have been for the control of chronic pain, detoxification from addictive drugs, relief of nausea, and reduction of hypertension.

How does auriculotherapy affect pain conditions?

- Much chronic pain is due to myofascial pain, related to the constriction of the connective tissue surrounding muscles in spasm. Muscles do not remain in spasm unless there are motor neurons causing them to contract. Maintenance of pathological muscles spasms is due to pathological brain reflex patterns that keep spinal reflex re-initiating the activation of the motor neurons that cause muscles to sustain their contraction.

- By stimulating ear reflex points that connect to the somatotopic reflex system in the brain, the pathological brain patterns can be electrically reset stopping the unwanted activation of spinal reflexes.

- Pain sensations that are due to irritated nerves can be relieved by the normalizing of pathological, hypersensitive reflex pathways that interconnect the ear microsystem and the somatotopic brain.

- It is also theorized that pain relief from auriculotherapy is achieved by the hormonal release of endorphins into the blood.

How are other conditions relieved by auriculotherapy?

- By facilitating a balancing of energy throughout the body macrosystems or by correcting pathological reflex centers in the brain, stimulation of the auricular acupuncture microsystem can lead to a homeostatic state whereby any form of stress or pain is lessened.

- Stimulation of the specific ear reflex points that correspond to a particular area of the body leads to either a reduction of excess stimulation or an enhancement of diminished under activity of the affected region.

- The overall effect of auriculotherapy is to create a more balanced condition throughout the body.

How difficult is it to learn auriculotherapy treatment procedures?

- Because of the simplicity of learning the inverted fetus somatotopic pattern on the ear, basic mastery of auriculotherapy skills can be achieved in an intensive training session.

- The prescribed Auriculotherapy Manual by Dr Terry Oleson provides a detailed description of over 250 ear reflex points and presents specific treatment plans for over 200 health conditions in a manner that is both comprehensive yet easy to understand.

How long do the benefits of auriculotherapy last?

- The range of responses to an auriculotherapy session are quite varied, but it is common that a patient suffering from severe pain will notice mild to marked reduction of their complaint on the very first session.

- This reduction in their pain experience can actually improve for the next several hours after treatment, but the benefits often begin to subside several days after the first treatment.

- With each successive treatment, the degree of pain relief usually becomes more and more prominent and the duration of pain relief progressively extends from several days to several weeks.

How many treatment sessions are needed to help patients?

- There is no set number of treatments for any health condition treated by auriculotherapy, but it is common that the severity of most conditions are moderately reduced by four to six sessions and greatly alleviated by eight to twelve sessions.

How many times per week are treatments provided?

- The number of treatment sessions per week depends upon the schedule of the patients, as well as the severity of their health condition.

- When possible, severe conditions can be treated on a daily basis, but many patients are not available to come in that often.

- Typically, patients are given two treatments per week for two to three weeks, then once a week for several more weeks.

- The frequency of sessions may progressively decrease to once a month as the medical disorder becomes less pronounced


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