Foundations of German Auricular Acupuncture is no longer required for CIAM training or certification — key course components have been rolled into Level I to provide students a streamlined Core Curriculum Path. For learners who may still benefit from this online resource, it remains a supportive option for additional introduction and review.

Foundations of German Auricular Acupuncture, previously a pre-requisite for CIAM training and certification, is now offered as an OPTIONAL introduction/review course for students who wish to benefit from an online resource in foundations of Auricular Medicine. This option course taught in 7 modules — including lectures, demonstration videos, resources, assignments and quizzes — offers:

  • Orientation to the field of Auricular Medicine
  • How the medicine works
  • Point selection and treatment principles
  • Chronic pain
  • Functional points and frequencies
  • Focus activity / blockages to healing
  • Case management

The course is available online at