Dr. Beate Strittmatter, MD, 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
From her position as Director of Education at the Academy founded by Dr. Bahr, Dr. Strittmatter has been instrumental in the auricular field owing to the seminal texts she authored on the work of Nogier/Bahr. The educational texts she has published (see below) are among the most important references in the field of ear acupuncture/reflexology/auriculomedicine — manuals that provide the foundation for curricula offered by leading continuing education providers such as CIAM. 

Her work has helped recognize Dr. med. Frank Bahr as having furthered the work of Dr. Nogier and developed auriculotherapy into the Auricular Medicine practiced internationally today. The contemporary Auricular Medicine established by Dr. Bahr is known also as German Auricular Medicine in North America.   

Beate continues to contribute to the development of Auricular Medicine through her work at the DAA, her publications (Ear Acupuncture is now in its 7th edition), and her ongoing private clinical practice. Beate’s advancements in the field include: deeper assessment insights with fewer points, treatment of foci in the teeth without tooth extraction, and use of frequency 7 for improved foci treatment, among others.

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

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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