Is your growth keeping pace with the shifts happening in healthcare and wellness? 

Your Growth

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Advancing Science

Every year, new cures and treatments help manage common diseases. Each such development affects the entire healthcare system as much as it has a positive impact on patients.[1] Are you ready for the impact new integrative therapies and resulting patient demands will have on your practice? The integrative approaches converging around the neural portal of the ear are at the forefront of thought on therapy-resistant cases and complex chronic conditions. Photo: low-Level Laser therapy in diabetes treatment guided by auricular assessment, courtesy of Dr. med. Andreas Wirz.

Growth Field

Advances in neuroscience, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), heart rate variability as a critical biomarker, neuro-auricular acupressure and acupuncture, medical frequencies (i.e. electromagnetic waves, frequency-specific micro currents, pulsed low level laser), are all proving auricular approaches as part of a growth field. This field has the ability to impact many, if not all, of the interventions projected for significant growth in the forecast (pictured), such as the electromagnetic-, mind/body-, acupuncture- and homeopathy-related interventions).[2]

Learning Outcomes

The field of auricular practice goes well beyond auricular protocols, therapies and ear acupuncture to include an understanding of neurology-, resonance- and frequency-based concepts found in today’s modern medicine. A growing understanding of the auricular microsystem and auricular methods is providing powerful insights into the human system — as well as the practical clinical knowledge to put that understanding into practice.

IntegrateAuricular connects you to  broad curricula

For example, in training presented by the Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine (CIAM), practitioners are using auricular insights to prioritize treatment approaches and break through the walls presented by their most challenging cases — all owing to an integrative training covering the 6 areas listed at right, and more.

Neurological Basis

Mechanisms of pain and wound healing and validated neuromodulation techniques[3] for restoration of healthy CNS patterns, ANS responses, and homeostasis.[4]  Courses in the Auricular Methods in Psychology series, include Polyvagal-informed therapies.

Truly Holistic

From allopathy to chakras, consideration of resonance- and frequency-based concepts support the shift from a view that disease is isolated from overall health, toward a view that the human body is an electro-chemically regulated entity.

Anatomical Foundations

Tissue layers, innervation and its relation to patient complaints, as well as basic anatomy and its reflection on the ear.

Practical Methods

From acupressure to lasers, auricular medicine offers treatment methods easily integrated into a variety of healthcare settings.

Patient Assessment

Skills in visual assessment, identification of pathology via the ear, and palpation of autonomic nervous system response.

Complimentary Approaches

Direct references and applications to psychological practice, manual therapy, naturopathy, dentistry, biomedicine, kinesiology, and many other fields of practice.

[1] Online Healthcare MBA Staff. How We Can Expect the Healthcare Industry to Change in the Future. The George Washington University School of Business. website. Accessed May 12, 2020

[2] Varma R. Alternative & Complementary Medicine Market Trends, Growth, Share, Opportunities and Forecast by 2025. Grand View Research, Inc. and Current Trends in the Health Care Industry. website. Accessed May 12, 2020.

[3] Mercante, B., et. al. “Auricular Neuromodulation: The Emerging Concept beyond the Stimulation of Vagus and Trigeminal Nerves.” Medicines, March (2018).

[4] Luquet, S. "The central nervous system at the core of the regulation of energy homeostasis." Front BioSci School Ed, (2009).