Professionally recognized, collaborative across modalities, and internationally represented
The field of ear acupuncture (which may include clinical applications that broaden the scope of practice beyond acupuncture to include auricular reflexology, electrical nerve stimulation, and auricular neuromodulation by various means) 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]
The IntegrateAuricular network, through skilled clinical auricular practice, is proving to patients and clients the value of continuing education in the auricular fields (i.e. auricular acupuncture, Auriculotherapy, Auricular Medicine) with CEU/PDA courses approved by NCCAOM, the California Board, the College of Massage Therapists and other organizational and commissioning bodies.
IntegrateAuricular actively collaborates with independent schools, such as the German Academy for Acupuncture (Deutsche Akademie für Akupunktur | DAA), 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.
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.
Trainers in the network find distributors, authors, and research, to respectively compile supplies for practice, texts recommended for learning, and relevant papers to support your work.
Training providers in the IntegrateAuricular network offer certifications of study (for example, CIAM certifications in the practice of Auricular Medicine, and ACI certifications in Auriculotherapy) for practitioners in clinical practice worldwide (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 homeostasis and healing; Dr. Strittmatter’s Pocket Atlas is translated in multiple languages for worldwide publication; medical doctors are invited to present auricular methods internationally to strong and growing interest; the vascular autonomic signal (VAS) offers a palpation to further diagnosis and treatment.
Photos (clockwise): Günther Valda, Thieme Medical Publishers, Frank Bahr, Duvan Hoffmann
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 Auriculotherapy and were standardized by the Chinese after learning of the findings of Paul Nogier in 1958.[9-10]
 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
 Ear Acupuncture for Addictions, Stress and Trauma. National Acupuncture Detoxification Association website. https://acudetox.com/. 2018-2019. Accessed November 21, 2019.
 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
 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
 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
 Introduction. China Academy of Chinese Medical Science website. http://www.cbiatc.com/en/about/Introduction/. Accessed November 21, 2019
 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
 Results: Acupuncture. CAMDOC Alliance website. http://www.camdoc.eu/Survey/Results_AC.html. 2012-2015. Accessed November 21, 2019
 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
 Oleson, T. Overview and History of Auriculotherapy. Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Acupuncture. London: Elesevier; 2014: 9.