Combination Therapy of Ear and Body Points for Optimal Pain Relief

By Tom Corbin

Tom Corbin explains how Auricular Acupuncture is used as a diagnostic tool and in specific protocols such as smoking cessation, addictions, and more.
Total CPDs: 11.5
Total CPDs: 11.5
Standard Certificate (11.5), NCCAOM (11.5), IVAS (11.5)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

The course is tailored for body Acupuncturists that want to learn more about both the diagnostic as well as the treatment aspects of ear acupuncture specifically for use in pain pathologies and addictions. This course is the culmination of 20 years of specialization in Auricular therapy, taking the most useful aspects of both Chinese Ear Acupuncture as well as European Auricular Medicine. Practitioners will learn that auricular point localization are an excellent way of guiding the body acupuncturist in their choice of what body points, as well as how many points, to use to get optimal results. In addition, different treatment methods for the ear will be discussed and practiced in this clinically-motivated course.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate exact auricular locations on the anatomical body
  • Designate what auricular technique would provide the greatest relief to a patient's pathology
  • Utilize effective and easy auricular treatments as an adjunct to the primary treatment modality
  • Implement effective strategies from auricular findings for patients suffering from problems common to common pain pathology
  • Utilize the most recent and effective auricular neurological localizations on primary and secondary pain presentation
  • Demonstrate the capability of utilizing auricular findings to create effective treatment plans
  • Have knowledge of what type of auricular method would best be utilized on a patient's primary pathology.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 1 hrs
Introduction to course; auricular somatic correspondences.
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
Auricular Diagnosis, skin discolorations, palpation for tenderness, sensory and motor points on front and back of the ear, electrical detection demo and recorded supervised practice.
1.5 hrs - 2.75 hrs
Auricular Terminology: Landmarks, Embryological perspective, Neurological innervation, Mesoderm Point Locations, Musculoskeletal points (front and back of the ear), Spinal vertebrae view of lower and upper limbs; recorded hands-on practice.
2.75 hrs - 4.25 hrs
Skull, face, and sensory organ location; Sensory and functional point location practice; Master points definition, clinical uses, and surface and hidden view. Explanation of clinical usage; Intro to auriculotherapy types of points; master functional local and combining with body points.
4.25 hrs - 5.75 hrs
Dr. Dales’ bodypoints usefulness; First Aid combined with ear; Demonstration of Radii point treatments and Pathologies; Practice of First Aid and Radii point treatments; Intro to Battlefield Acupuncture with Dr. Neimtzow; Central Nervous System point locations; Functional Ear Point locations and recorded supervised practice.
5.75 hrs - 7.25 hrs
Recorded Q&A; Ear Zones and frequencies from Nogiere; Internal organ and urogenital points; Practice of ear zones, organ and urogenital points; Auricular diagnosis and treatment techniques; Considerations for treating ear and body points together.
7.25 hrs - 8.5 hrs
Extraordinary vessels used in pain presentations; Case presentations using Extraordinary vessels; Addiction Therapy and European Addiction points; Location of points that are useful in addiction; Recorded Q&A on addiction treatments.
8.5 hrs - 10 hrs
Smoking Cessation Program Design, Intervention — Education, and Treatments Demonstration; Recorded Q&A on Points and Treatment Design modality.
10 hrs - 11.5 hrs
Smoking Protocol, location, and recorded practice; NADA protocol explanation and recorded location practice; Recorded demonstration of auricular treatments; Review of course and Q&A; Review of important aspects of ear/body treatment.
This is a valuable course for anyone treating pain or anxiety in there clinic! Highly recommended!
Gail M. - Canada
Very enjoyable, useful and informative program and Tom Corbin is an excellent instructor and lecturer. Great anecdotes too.
Yosiana N. - Canada
The instructor was knowledgeable and I will be able to implement what I have learned in the class immediately.
Jennifer P. - United States
Great course material, well delivered. A lot of information at one time and many examples of personal experience.
Rita W. - Canada
Dr.Tom Corbin is a highly knowledgeable teacher who has done an excellent professional job in creating this Auriculotherapy course, in that the course material is very well presented, organized, very well researched and highly informative.
Loay E. - Canada
This training is excellent. Tom's knowledge and wealth of experience is obvious. I plan to revise many times and use these points and concepts frequently in clinic until I become more confident.
Jacqueline W. - Australia
The info and experience that Dr Corbin has is outstanding. He is to the point and I would be thrilled to follow him in clinics to learn from him. Course blends european and chinese theory.
Teresa G. - Canada
Never under-estimate the power of auricular therapy! An overview of the potential depth of study you can take this modality, as well as accessible, practical knowledge to enhance results for your patients, from a teacher who has decades of experience to share.
Melissa Jane d. - Canada
I found this information extreamly useful in my practice. It has been amazing to see how fast pain can be turned down or off. And personally when I had Hayfever I needled the allergy point, it stoped my sneezes straight away!
Suzzanne V. - Australia


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Taught by Tom Corbin

Tom Corbin, Ph.D, is an Acupuncture Physician that specializes in Auricular Acupuncture. He is on the Board of Directors of the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute, teaches in the Complementary Medicine Departement at the The University of Miami, and is a Registered Trainer for the National Acupuncture Detox Association.
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