CORE | A pain-management-focused training of Level 1
3-day intensive presented live at CCOOM
October 28-30, 2022
Fri 9:30am -5:30pm & Sat/Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm (Central Time)

Master the Science
of Neuro-auricular
Pain Abatement

This live 3-day on-site training presented the Chicago College of Oriental Medicine (CCOOM), offers medical professionals an accelerated Level 1 curriculum path with a pain-management-focused deep dive into Auricular Medicine, plus online components such as the Ear Point Guide.

Successful pain management while reducing the need for opioids — a 60% reduction by one study[1] — is just one of the reasons for the use of auricular methods at leading medical institutions.[1-5] Other reasons for the evidence-based pain reduction that auricular methods support, include: cost reduction, access and efficiency, alignment with integrative approaches, and promise to provide a means for successful opioid tapering.[6-7] 

This course goes beyond auricular protocols and ear acupuncture for access to specific neural insights — a neurofunctional course that may very well transform your approach to pain management.

No matter your field, this course presents multi-modal tools such as manual stimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, needles, and laser, so that you can easily apply the methods learned within the scope of your practice. Start optimizing outcomes and addressing the multi-faceted complexity of pain.
IMPORTANT! On enrollment, please select “Bundles” to receive your free pre-requisite Ear Point Guide — included with this course AT NO ADDITIONAL COST. 
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  • Time investment 
    • Ear Point Guide: 1+ hr (for online interactive videos)
    • Live training: 3 days (on-site or remote)
  • CORE pre-requisite Ear Point Guide: Included at no additional cost in bundle (hover over “Enroll” to see bundle option)

Oct 28-30, 2022

On-site training presented at Chicago College of Oriental Medicine.
Fri 9:30am-5:30pm
Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
Sun 9:00am-5:00pm
Central Time


  • Online Ear Point Guide
  • Self-assessments
  • Record of presentation slides


  • Locate 10 key reflex zones for pain management
  • Identify neural disturbances
  • Application of medical frequencies for modulation
[1] Bestoun AH, Courcoulas AP, Monroe AL, Gourash WF, Chelly JE. Auricular nerve stimulation using the NSS-2 BRIDGE device to reduce opioid requirement following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2021;17(12):2040-2046. DOI:
[2] Krish B, Patel V, Baldawi M, Patel P, et. al. Traditional Acupuncture And Battlefield Acupuncture Use In Mutimodal Perioperative Anesthesia Care For Our Veteran Patients. Presented at The Anesthesiology Annual Meeting Oct. 2-5, 2020.
[3] Acupuncture reduces pain and opioid use for total knee replacement surgery patients. Newsroom of the American Society of Anesthesiologists website. October 10, 2021. Accessed February 8, 2022.
[4] Murali Chakravarthy, Anitha Prashanth, and Antony George. Medical Acupuncture. Oct 2019.281-288.
[5] Ye XX, Gao YZ, Xu ZB, Liu QX, Zhan CJ. Effectiveness of Perioperative Auricular Therapy on Postoperative Pain after Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019;2019:2979780. Published 2019 Mar 3. doi:10.1155/2019/2979780
[6] Qureshi, I.S., Datta-Chaudhuri, T., Tracey, K.J. et al. Auricular neural stimulation as a new non-invasive treatment for opioid detoxification. Bioelectron Med 6, 7 (2020).
[7] Kai-Chiang Yu, Han-Ting Wei, Shang-Chih Chang, Chung-Hua Hsu, "Efficacy of Electroacupuncture Combined with Auricular Point Pressing in Improving Mental Well-Being among Individuals with Heroin Use Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial and Pilot Study", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2020, Article ID 3748056, 9 pages, 2020.