Dr. med. Beate Strittmatter, FA

A true leader in the field and author of Ear Acupuncture: A Precise Pocket Atlas Based on the Works of Nogier/Bahr (the text used in the CIAM core curriculum), Dr. Beate Strittmatter is director of education at the German Academy for Acupuncture (Deutsche Akademie für Akupunktur | DAA) and was a key force leading to the founding of CIAM, having presented auricular trainings in Canada on the invitation of Dr. Muriel Agnes. She continues to advise as a subject matter expert on clinical methods.
CIAM Courses taught:
  • CORE (former on-site instructor)
See publications by Dr. Strittmatter below  
Honorary Instructor
Founder of the German Academy for Acupuncture (Deutsche Akademie für Akupunktur | DAA e.V., an independent cooperation school), Dr. Frank Bahr is a leading contributor to the field of Auricular Medicine with advancements from discoveries in the identification and prioritization of focus indicator points, the existence of an Energy Meridian, and the location of a time line that is recorded by the nervous system and can be used to assess, prioritize and treat trauma.

Dr. Bahr has presented and published his work internationally 
earning multiple honorary professor titles. His publications include: Laser Acupuncture and Innovative Laser Medicine (co-authored with Dr. Gerhard Litscher), The Bahr Meridian of Energy  (Der Bahr-Meridian der Energie co-authored with Christiane Wesemann) and The Great Book of Classical Acupuncture (Das große Buch der klassischen Akupunktur co-authored with Karin Bushe-Centmayer, Leopold Dorfer, Franz Jost, Gerhard Litscher, Sandi Suwanda, and Hans Zeitler).

Pocket Atlas

The Pocket Atlas is considered by students of ear acupuncture to be the definitive guide to the practice, and a must-have for the study of Auricular Medicine. This text book, published in numerous languages including Chinese, is required reading for CORE courses in the CIAM curriculum.

Clearing Blockages

The textbook, Identifying and Treating Blockages to Healing: New Approaches to Therapy-Resistant Patients, by Dr. Strittmatter, is a practical reference to Level 2 CORE coursework. In CIAM Level 2 training, updates to this text are presented — offering approaches that simplify learning and practice.  

Dr. Strittmatter’s textbook, Ear Acupuncture: A Precise Pocket Atlas Based on the Works of Bahr/Nogier is required reading for the following CORE courses

Our Passion

Collaboration across modalities to support your growth, network, and practice.
Let our passion support your goals! CIAM offers curricula developed on a basis of auricular methods that have been researched and practiced by leading professionals in the field of Auricular Medicine. CIAM instruction delivers practical clinical skills we believe to be applicable in all areas of medicine and wellness.

What students & colleagues say 

“After seeing Dr. Strittmatter once, I was so intrigued that I pursued a deep study of Auricular Medicine. My practice slowly changed from pure body acupuncture to a full German Auricular Medicine practice because of the exceptional results I was seeing.”
Lisa Weleschuk, Acupuncturist
The connection between mind, body and spirit brought me to this medicine.”
Helene Pilon, Psychologist
Results have been nothing short of miraculous.”
Morris Senior, Physiotherapist