Essentials of Auriculotherapy
Terry Oleson, Ph.D.

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April 21-22, 2007
Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

14 CEUs Available

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Columbia, MD 21044

Sunday lunch included for MAS Member Meeting 12-2.

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Terry Oleson holding a demonstration earWhile the majority of acupuncture and East Asian medicine practitioners in the United States have favored body acu-point treatment techniques, there is an increasing focus on the therapeutic effectiveness of utilizing ear reflex points. Many individuals are surprised to learn that auriculotherapy can not only be just as clinically effective as body acupuncture and/or acupressure, but also can relieve pain and tension much more rapidly than stimulation of the classical acupuncture meridians.

Dr. Oleson combines dynamic lectures with practical hands-on experience. In this two-day seminar he presents important clinical procedures utilizing ear reflex points for the alleviation of pain, addiction, and stress-related disorders. Needles and/or seeds can be utilized.

This seminar provides acupuncturists and Asian Bodywork Therapists with training in extremely effective clinical knowledge, enabling them to treat specific ear reflex points useful in relieving pain conditions, addictions, and stress-related disorders. Practical application of auricular diagnostic procedures used to discover the most relevant ear points for clinical treatment are comprehensively explored in this workshop, allowing attendees to learn the most effective Chinese and European ear points for successfully treating a variety of medical problems.

Participants are provided fundamental knowledge of the somatotopic correspondence of the physical body to the inverted fetus pattern represented on the external ear. The historical, theoretical, and anatomical point location of Chinese and European systems of auriculotherapy are presented. Specific auricular treatment plans for the relief of visceral, musculoskeletal, and neuropathic pain are described. Both didactic presentations and hands-on training facilitate a deeper understanding of the auriculotherapy practices that allow optimal integration of the microsystem of the ear with the macrosystem of the body.

Attendance at the seminar assists practitioners in preparing for the Auriculotherapy Certification International (ACI) written and practicum exam, given Sunday evening after class. For further information about the requirements and registration for taking the exam, go to

During the two-day seminar, the following topics are covered:

  • Anatomical Terminology for the External Ear
  • Auricular Diagnosis Procedures
  • Auriculotherapy Treatment Procedures
  • Auricular Master Points
  • Musculoskeletal and Sensory Ear Points: Chinese and European Systems
  • Treatment of Myofascial Pain Disorders
  • Internal Organ Ear Points
  • Treatment of Addictions
  • Treatment of Internal Organ Dysfunctions
  • Endocrine Ear Points
  • Nervous System Ear Points
  • Functional Ear Points
  • Contraindications, Laterality, Obstacles, and Blockages Affecting Auriculotherapy
  • Treatment Success

Terry Oleson, Ph.D.

Terry OlesonDr. Terry Oleson is an internationally known lecturer in the field of auriculotherapy. He received his Ph.D. in Psychobiology from the University of California at Irvine in 1973 and went on to conduct pioneering research on auricular diagnosis and auricular acupuncture at the UCLA Pain Management Center. While serving as the Director of Research at the UCLA Pain Control Unit, Dr. Oleson conducted the first double blind, controlled study of auricular diagnosis, published in the journal Pain in 1980.

Dr. Oleson has published over 30 scientific articles and two books on auricular acupuncture, including the Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture and the International Handbook of Ear Reflex Points. Dr. Oleson has presented his work on standardized auricular nomenclature at meetings of the World Health Organization in 1990 and has been a principal speaker at other international symposiums on auricular medicine held in France in 1994 and 2000 and in China in 1995 and 2005.

Currently, Dr. Oleson is Chair of the Department of Psychology at the California Graduate Institute and Adjunct Professor at both the Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and the American University of Complementary Medicine. He is President of the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute and is on the Board of Directors for the Society for Acupuncture Research. In 1998, Dr. Oleson received the Auricular Acupuncture of the Year Award from the International Congress of Chinese Medicine. Terry Oleson and MAS Continuing Education Staff

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