CORE & PLUS | A pain-management focused introduction to Level 1

Post-operative Pain Management Using Auricular Medicine

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.

Are you ready to optimize outcomes based on a holistic approach to the most disrupted neural states of a patient — the anatomical, functional and psychiatric targets of pain? This course offer a means to assess and affect all of these targets and address the multi-faceted complexity of pain treatment. 
On enrollment, please be sure to select “Bundles,” to receive all the CORE pre-requisites included for this course at no additional cost.
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  • Time investment:
    • Ear Point Guide 9 hours
    • Level 1 Intro section 3.25 hours
    • Live Webinar portion 5 hours
  • CORE pre-requisites: Included in bundle
    (hover over enrollment to see bundle option)

Start anytime, anywhere

Fully responsive online course available at anytime. With live training component that you can schedule.

Course
resources

  • Access link to free Level 1 introduction
  • eBooks
  • Self-assessments
  • Live 5-hour webinar

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