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Recognized

The field of ear acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization (International); National Institutes of Health (USA); Health Professions Council (British Columbia, Canada); Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (Japan); Academy of Chinese Medical Science (China); and by law in most of Europe.[1-8]

Valued

Our network, through skilled clinical auricular practice, is proving to patients and clients the value of continuing education in the field of Auricular Medicine with CEU/PDA courses approved by NCCAOM, the California Board, the College of Massage Therapists and other organizational and commissioning bodies.

Active

CIAM actively collaborates with independent cooperation schools, such as the Deutsche Akademie für Akupunktur (DAA or in English the German Academy for Acupuncture), keeping abreast of the latest research in the field to deliver one of the most leading continuing education programs for German Auricular Medicine to be found in the English language.

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Focused

The Auricular field includes medical doctors addressing the opioid epidemic, psychologists healing trauma, acupuncturists advancing neuro-auricular methods, and many other healthcare professionals seeking integrative pathways to healing.

Supported

CIAM finds distributors, authors and research to respectively compile supplies for practice, texts recommended for learning, and relevant papers to support your work.

Certified

By integrating Auricular Medicine into their clinical practices (whether acupuncture, bio medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, naturopathy, psychology, physiotherapy, and many other areas of practice), CIAM-certified practitioners are found around the world and offer patients unique insight for improved outcomes. 
Clockwise from top left: Clinicians draw on research into the use of auricular acupuncture to support the human system; auricular textbooks are in worldwide publication; the vascular autonomic signal (VAS) offers a palpation to further diagnosis and treatment; medical doctors present auricular methods internationally.
Auricular Medicine

Part of a Globally Recognized Field of Medicine

In addition to regulation by authorizing boards and associations through the approval of continuing education credits, auricular methods have been developed into protocols, therapies and standards, and include practices within the field of acupuncture, that are recognized by the World Health Organization (International); the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (USA); National Institutes of Health (USA); Government of British Columbia Health Professions Council (Canada); Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (Japan); China Academy of Chinese Medical Science as approved by the Chinese Ministry of Health (China); The UK Department of Health (England); and by law in 12 EU Member States including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain (European Union).[1-8]
In fact, somatotopic ear charts used in Traditional Chinese Medicine are based in Auricular Medicine and were standardized by the Chinese after learning of the findings of Paul Nogier in 1958.[9-10]
References:
[1] Report of the Working Group on Auricular Acupuncture Nomenclature. World Health Organization (WHO) website. http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/m/abstract/Js7144e/. 2018. Accessed November 21, 2019
[2] Ear Acupuncture for Addictions, Stress and Trauma. National Acupuncture Detoxification Association website. https://acudetox.com/. 2018-2019. Accessed November 21, 2019.
[3] Acupuncture in Depth. National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health website. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/introduction#hed3. February 21, 2017. Accessed November 21, 2019
[4] Recommendations on the Designation of Acupuncture. Government of British Columbia website. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/practitioner-pro/professional-regulation/acupuncture_final_report_nov_1993.pdf. 1993. Accessed November 21, 2019
[5] Successful applicants of the 21st National Examination for Acupuncture Practioners. Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website. https://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/new-info/mar_2013.html. 2013. Accessed November 21, 2019
[6] Introduction. China Academy of Chinese Medical Science website. http://www.cbiatc.com/en/about/Introduction/. Accessed November 21, 2019
[7] The Statutory Regulation of the Acupuncture Profession. European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association website. http://ehtpa.eu/pdf/ARWG_report_2003.pdf. 2003. Accessed November 21, 2019
[8] Results: Acupuncture. CAMDOC Alliance website. http://www.camdoc.eu/Survey/Results_AC.html. 2012-2015. Accessed November 21, 2019
[9] Wirz-Ridolfi, A. The History of Ear Acupuncture and Ear Cartography: Why Precise Mapping of Auricular Points Is Important. U.S. Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6604909/. June 17, 2019. Accessed November 21, 2019
[10] Oleson, T. Overview and History of Auriculotherapy. Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Acupuncture. London: Elesevier; 2014: 9.