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Your Growth

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Advancing Science

Every year, new cures and treatments help manage common diseases. Each such development affects the entire healthcare system as much as it has a positive impact on patients.[1] Are you ready for the impact new integrative therapies and resulting patient demands will have on your practice? The integrative approach of Auricular Medicine supports the forefront of thought on challenging and therapy-resistant cases. Photo: low-Level Laser therapy in diabetes treatment guided by auricular assessment, courtesy of Dr. med. Andreas Wirz.

Growth Field

Advances in neuroscience, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), heart rate variability as a critical biomarker, neuro-auricular acupressure and acupuncture, medical frequencies (i.e. electromagnetic waves, frequency-specific micro currents, pulsed low level laser), are proving auricular medicine as a growth field. These advances continuously expand the field — a field which has the ability to impact many, if not all, of the interventions projected for significant growth in the forecast (pictured), such as the electromagnetic-, mind/body-, acupuncture- and homeopathy-related interventions).[2]

Learning Outcomes

The field of auricular practice goes well beyond auricular protocols, therapies and ear acupuncture to include an understanding of neurology-, resonance- and frequency-based concepts found in today’s modern medicine — this is Auricular Medicine. CIAM’s highly endorsed core curriculum is helping lead this understanding of auricular methods for powerful insights into the human system and the practical learning outcomes to put them to practice.

Broad Curricula

CIAM graduates are using auricular insights to prioritize treatment approaches and break through the walls presented by their most challenging cases owing to an integrative training.

Anatomical Foundations

Tissue layers, innervation and its relation to patient complaints, as well as basic anatomy and its reflection on the ear.

Complimentary Approaches

Direct references and applications to psychological practice, manual therapy, naturopathy, dentistry, biomedicine, kinesiology, and many other fields of practice.

Neurological Basis

Mechanisms of pain and wound healing and validated neuromodulation techniques[3] for restoration of healthy CNS patterns, ANS responses, and homeostasis.[4]  Courses in the Auricular Methods in Psychology series, include Polyvagal-informed therapies.

Practical Methods

From acupressure to lasers, auricular medicine offers treatment methods easily integrated into a variety of healthcare settings.

Patient Assessment

Skills in visual assessment, identification of pathology via the ear, and palpation of autonomic nervous system response.

Truly Holistic

From allopathy to chakras, resonance- and frequency-based concepts support the shift from a view that disease is isolated from overall health, toward a view that the human body is an electro-chemically regulated entity (whose well being includes body, environment and state of mind).

[1] Online Healthcare MBA Staff. How We Can Expect the Healthcare Industry to Change in the Future. The George Washington University School of Business. website. Accessed May 12, 2020

[2] Varma R. Alternative & Complementary Medicine Market Trends, Growth, Share, Opportunities and Forecast by 2025. Grand View Research, Inc. and Current Trends in the Health Care Industry. website. Accessed May 12, 2020.

[3] Mercante, B., et. al. “Auricular Neuromodulation: The Emerging Concept beyond the Stimulation of Vagus and Trigeminal Nerves.” Medicines, March (2018).

[4] Luquet, S. "The central nervous system at the core of the regulation of energy homeostasis." Front BioSci School Ed, (2009).