Dr. med. Andreas Wirz-Ridolfi,
Surgeon FMH

Through his practice as a surgeon, Dr. Andreas Wirz-Ridolfi came to use acupuncture to improve patient outcomes. Retired from his role as Medical Director of Medi-China Center for TCM Laseracupuncture, he now focuses on contributing his knowledge and research in Auricular Medicine. He is distinguished as a former visiting professor at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and senior lecturer and research fellow of the European Academy of TCM (EATCM), as well as being published in Medical Acupuncture and Journal Akupunktur und Aurikulomedizin 
CIAM Courses taught:
  • Intro to advanced methods
    (a treatment example presented on the CIAM YouTube channel)
  • PLUS category courses in development
See publications by Dr. Wirz below  
Online Instructor
Dr. Andreas Wirz-Ridolfi is an experienced acupuncturist and physician who has contributed to research in, and clinical applications of, the use of low level laser and Auricular Medicine; both of which were main aspects of his clinical practice at the Medi-China Center for TCM Laseracupuncture. Medi-China AG, is a Swiss clinic he started and directed outside of Basel — which he has successfully sold and retired from. An avid sinophile, Dr. Wirz has enjoyed building bridges between TCM and Auricular Medicine. He is a former visiting professor of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Wirz is a student of Dr. Frank Bahr. Today, he continues his association with developments in the field of Auricular Medicine as senior lecturer and research fellow of the European Academy of TCM (EATCM).


A new combination of ear acupuncture, energetic dentistry (the work of Bahr/Schmid) and homeopathy (e.g. floral essences and the work of Wesemann) to improve the energy of patients is presented by Dr. Wirz in his article, Transfloral Acupuncture in the journal, Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Transcutaneous Laser Blood Irradiation

Dr. Wirz is one of the pioneers in transcutaneous blood irradiation and has applied transcutaneous laser methods at Medi-China Center for TCM Laser-acupuncture. His research in both human and veterinary applications has supported the advancement of Auricular Medicine in Europe.

Journal of Acupuncture & Auricular Medicine

Dr. Wirz has contributed many editorials to the Springer Medical Press Journal of Acupuncture & Auricular Medicine (Zeitschrift für Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin | ZAA). Here has shared on topics ranging from the Auricular Medicine conferences in DAVOS to the mummies of Taklamakan.

Resolving Unsuccessful
Ear Acupucnture

As a passionate educator in the advancements of Auricular Medicine (aka German or European Auricular Medicine), Dr. Wirz has introduced acupuncturists to a field of continuing education that supports precision and effectiveness of acupuncture by treating focus obstacles.

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Praise for Dr. Wirz and the training offered by CIAM 

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 at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM)
"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. 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, Psychologist
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