“Featured PDA Programs”

“Featured PDA Programs”

The Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine (CIAM) was featured in the September 2019 Course Spotlight of PDA programs. This is a provider-sponsored page, so the complimentary feature selection and top billing of CIAM by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) was an honor. — Muriel Agnes, CIAM Founder on courtesy Spotlight Feature provided by the NCCAOM Find CIAM NCCAOM-approved courses using their PDA search engine.


Fantastic experience...

...Especially [with Dr. Frank Bahr] talking in terms of the 5 element diagnostic thinking behind auricular medicine. Thanks for bringing Dr. Bahr to our continent. I specialize in neurological disorders acupuncture especially brain injury and begin each session with auricular treatments. — George Chachis, Acupuncturist

[VIDEO] "I decided...I'll learn something more from the source, the Canadian Institute."

[VIDEO] "I decided...I'll learn something more from the source, the Canadian Institute."

“I heard about German Auricular Medicine from a friend of mine who told me about a medical doctor in pain management who studied at the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine and started using auricular acupuncture in his practice with fantastic results for his patients. I have been using auricular points in my practice and I saw how powerful the medicine was. And, so I decided that maybe I'll learn something more from the source, the Canadian Institute [of Auricular Medicine].” – Marina D...

"What immediately struck me upon attending my first training was the opportunity...

"What immediately struck me upon attending my first training was the opportunity...

...to directly apply methods used in Auricular Medicine to support our work as psychologists. Through my own clinical and training work in the area of somatic psychology, I see great benefit in the transformation of emotional resistance by clearing somatic barriers. With its basis in the nervous system, Auricular Medicine offers insights and methods for clearing physiological and emotional blockages that should be applied in today's modern somatic psychology practice." – Thasja Hoffmann, LM...

"Practicing only auricular since workshop...

"Practicing only auricular since workshop...

...and getting deeper impact on my patients — really enjoying the clarity and ease this medicine provides.” – Nir Saar, RAc 

"Hands down the most exciting modality I've studied...

"Hands down the most exciting modality I've studied...

...since completing my Chinese Medical studies almost 8 years ago. Dave and Muriel are brilliant, compassionate, and inspiring teachers of this profound medicine. I feel as though I've been given the keys for unraveling the complex multi-layered medical cases that we see so commonly in our modern clinics."  – Andrew Macfarlane, LAc


"Level I training was a five start experience!

After 33 years of continuing education courses I can say I have not experienced such a well prepped and gentle presentation of a veritable tidal wave of information."  – Candice Ellis, LAc

“This medicine should not be confined...

“This medicine should not be confined...

...there are many other practitioners that can use it! You've got people from different disciplines and they’re coming together with this beautiful system of German Auricular Medicine — and then they’re going back and practicing that, whether they are a massage therapist, or a chiropractor, or an acupuncturist. Then, they are finding their own perspectives because it has a great power in getting at the root causes of things; and a system of thinking, and testing, and getting feedback from the...

[VIDEO] "...we got interested in VAS, so BUCM gave support from the Chinese government to invite Dr. Bahr and Dr. Wirz...

[VIDEO] "...we got interested in VAS, so BUCM gave support from the Chinese government to invite Dr. Bahr and Dr. Wirz...

...who presented and taught in a very detailed way. I look forward to have a more close relationship with the knowledge of Dr. Bahr." — Dr. Baixiao Zhao, Dean of the School of Acupuncture of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM)  

“CIAM has developed a comprehensive training program in German Auricular Medicine...

“CIAM has developed a comprehensive training program in German Auricular Medicine...

...With this training, practitioners will learn current developments in auricular acupuncture, and the approach taught in Germany — a system that will bring profound results through clearing blockages to healing and stubborn symptoms. Beyond delivering the only systematic training of the DAA program in the English language offered worldwide, the CIAM team is highly professional and caring.” — Dr. med. Beate Strittmatter, Director of Education, German Academy of Acupuncture (Deutsche Akademie ...

“Patients want quick results - it opens the window to hope for them...

“Patients want quick results - it opens the window to hope for them...

As a physiotherapist, results tend to be gradual in nature but with this auricular medicine results have been nothing short of miraculous! The ability to precisely identify the root cause of the patient’s symptoms has really allowed me to expedite the process of returning my clients to full physical function. Patients have thanked me for taking the time to learn this science, as they are astonished with the speed of the results! I can't imagine my practice without this profound medicine!" – M...

"At our clinic, we focus on therapy resistant cases...

"At our clinic, we focus on therapy resistant cases...

...the patients who have tried everything. For this population we need a methodology that is effective in a short period of time and at a minimal cost. Auricular medicine allows us to accomplish this goal! We can streamline diagnosis, as well as identify and clear underlying blockages. This method has become indispensable in the clinic. It cuts to the core of the issue and results in better and faster outcomes!"  – Mark Volmer, RAc, FMP | Level II CIAM Certified Acupuncturist in Alberta