CORE | A pain-management-focused training of Level 1
presented on-site as a live 3-day intensive

Master the Science
of Neuro-auricular
Pain Abatement

This live 3-day on-site training hosted by the Chicago College of Oriental Medicine offers medical professionals an accelerated curriculum with a pain-management focused deep dive into Auricular Medicine, and online components to complete Level 1.

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.
On enrollment, please be sure to select “Bundles,” to receive the pre-requisite Ear Point Guide, included for this course AT NO ADDITIONAL COST. 
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  • Time investment 
    • Ear Point Guide: 1+ hr (for online interactive videos)
    • On-site training: 3 days
    • Auricular for COVID add-on: 1 day (hover over “Enroll” to see bundle options)
  • CORE pre-requisite Ear Point Guide: Included at no additional cost in bundle (hover over “Enroll” to see bundle option)

9am - 5pm
October 28-30, 2022

Live on-site training in Chicago, Illinois, hosted by the Chicago College of Oriental Medicine. 

Course
resources

  • Online Ear Point Guide
  • Self-assessments
  • Auricular for COVID add-on day (additional fee)

Clinical
skills

  • Locate 11 key reflex zones for pain management
  • Identify neural disturbances
  • Application of medical frequencies for modulation
REFERENCES: 
[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:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2021.08.003
[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. http://www.asaabstracts.com/strands/asaabstracts/abstract.htm?year=2020&index=18&absnum=6004
[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. https://www.asahq.org/about-asa/newsroom/news-releases/2021/10/acupuncture-reduces-pain-and-opioid-use-for-total-knee-replacement-surgery-patients
[4] Murali Chakravarthy, Anitha Prashanth, and Antony George. Medical Acupuncture. Oct 2019.281-288.http://doi.org/10.1089/acu.2019.1352
[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). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42234-020-00044-6
[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. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/3748056