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How to access the somatic and emotional experience mapped by the brain

In less than a minute, understand the power of the ear for patient insight — and consider the application of auricular methods for psychology.
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Discover a microsystem: introduction to tissue layers and innervation

Research of Dr. Paul Nogier, Dr. Wilder Pennfield, and Dr. David Alimi offer historical, biological and anatomical basis for auricular understanding.
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Learn the anatomy of your outer ear — key auricular landmarks

Jump in on this training section from the CORE curriculum course, Ear Point Guide. Includes interactive video to practice as you learn.
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your ear anatomy?
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Quiz covering auricular anatomy and landmarks: locations of conchal ridge, antihelical crus, scapha, helix, antitragus and more.
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Benefits and Point Finding Techniques

Sit in on Level 1 of the CORE curriculum for a 35-minute introduction on the projection of pathology, precision in patient assessment, and techniques for identifying active issues (somatic and emotional).
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The Importance of Pain Memory

A resource on the use of pain memory points to release neurological responses held by the limbic brain. This PLUS resource assumes an understanding of CORE concepts (see enrollment guide)
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Negative Qi and Other Key Assessments

From Negative Qi to Constitutional Healing, Dr. Frank Bahr, MD reviews frequencies needed for best practice. This PLUS course material assumes an understanding of CORE concepts (see enrollment guide)
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Understanding for Point Finding

26-minutes of CORE curriculum training on the ionization across the surface of the skin, the difference between anatomical and functional points, and motor and sensory aspects to identify patient issues.
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Research Challenges & Opportunities

This free course resource, plus eBook on Research vs Cultural Authority, presents a discussion with Marcel Meijer, Director of the Goudse Academie, in review of the call for research made at the 2021 International Symposium on Auriculotherapy
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Chronicity May Explain Differences in Ear Maps 

Learn the relationship of chronicity to the phase system of Nogier, as well as other differences in point location from different schools of thought, as a possible explanation for why point locations may be misidentified on certain ear maps.
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Identifying Hidden Dental Blockages 

This is a case for learning the hidden dental system introduced in Level 2. Hidden dental blockages often are a root cause for unresolved conditions (they are the related to various meridians). Understanding this system allows you to partner with your dentist.
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Discover 8 Benefits of
VAS palpation

As part of poster presentations at the 2021 International Symposium on Auriculotherapy, CIAM was invited to bring its expertise to the question: “Why learn palpation of autonomic nervous system response known as the Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS)?”