German Academy for Acupuncture 

The Deutsche Akademie für Akupunktur, or DAA, is the German academy founded in 1973 by Dr. Frank Bahr, that is known as the leading institution for the study of Auricular Medicine in Germany (and beyond). Dr. Bahr, who was both a student and former colleague of Dr. Paul Nogier, helped develop many methods considered foundational to the field Nogier introduced — and colleagues at the DAA continue to develop Auricular Medicine approaches for advanced clinical practice.

The DAA is aligned with the European Academy for Traditional Chinese Medicine (EATCM), and cooperates with other schools, both nationally and internationally, to foster the highest level of knowledge and practice in the field of Auricular Medicine.


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The director for education of Auricular Medicine at the DAA, Dr. Beate Strittmatter, MD, supported Dr. Muriel Agnes, PhD, to initiate what would become the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine (CIAM) as a means for introducing German Auricular Medicine to North America. Today, CIAM offers the only such comprehensive training in English, and has developed a highly efficient and effective curriculum that welcomes a broader audience of healthcare professionals (removing the pre-requisite of a medical degree for enrollment, as required by the DAA).

Auricular leaders associated with the DAA

DAA-endorsed training with CIAM