Dave Maybee, RMT
Lisa Weleschuk, RAc
Instructor and Clinical Practicum Advisor
Lisa has been practicing as a licensed acupuncturist in Calgary since 2006. She graduated from the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006, and earned a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Beijing for her studies and hospital practicums completed in China.
Discovering how other cultures have developed acupuncture, Lisa was greatly impressed with the effective assessment and treatment framework provided German Auricular Medicine and studied under Dr. Beatte Strittmatter, Director of Education at the German Academy of Acupuncture. This led her to the Canadian Institute for Auricular Medicine, where she completed Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 CIAM certification.
Her deep appreciation of what it means to be whole, through personal observation that the physical and emotional are indeed so entangled, and cannot be separated, she also completed years of study in Transactional Analysis. Through this work, she experienced that when people own their emotional processes and actively work on themselves, the physical responds on a deeper level — and she sees her role as supporting what is needed in the physical body while helping people attend to their emotional needs. Further workshops with Mark (Seva) Terrell support Lisa's integration of deep meditational transformation into her acupuncture sessions.
Muriel Agnes, MAEd, PhD
Muriel is the founder, and former director, of the Vital Principle Institute — now known as the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine (CIAM). Muriel began in this field by studying other schools of auricular acupuncture in 1999. She completed a PhD in Energy Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Norm Shealy. Her doctorate work focused on the assessment accuracy of Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS) pulse palpation (also known as the Reflex-Auriculo Cardiac) discovered by Dr. Paul Nogier.
Muriel has had the privilege of being mentored in the German system of Auricular Medicine by Dr. Beate Strittmatter and Dr. Peter Gross — going on to invite Dr. Strittmatter to Canada in 2003 to teach health professionals. This became the basis for Muriel's development of curricula, rooted in her pedagogical training, to build the institution for which CIAM is now recognized by students from around the world for continuing education in the field of auricular acupuncture/auricular medicine.
Dr. med. Beate Strittmatter, FA
- Bahr F., Strittmatter B.: Das große Buch der Ohrakupunktur, Haug Verlag, 2. Auflg., Stuttgart 2014
- Strittmatter B.: Taschenatlas der Ohrakupunktur nach Nogier/Bahr, 5. Auflg., Haug Vlg, Stuttgart 2013
- Strittmatter B.: Der Herd und seine Entstörung, Hippokrates Vlg, Stuttgart 2005
- Strittmatter B.: Ear Acupuncture, A Precise Pocket Atlas Based on the Works of Nogier/Bahr, 2nd edition, Thieme N.Y. 2011
- Strittmatter B.: Identifying and Treating Blockages to Healing, Thieme N.Y. 2004
- Interaktives Computer-Lernprogramm für Ärzte, Ohrakupunktur, Hippokrates Verlag Stuttgart 2002