German Auricular Medicine: Three Level Diagnosis
with Tom Corbin
This course is specific for practitioners who wish to use the Nogier Reflex or Vascular Autonomic System for patients that cannot find long-term relief from standard clinical modalities. This class will provide attendees with an advanced system which is both diagnostic as well as treatment oriented. A majority of the time will be spent on clinical practice in the 2 day training. Participants must have taken Levels 1 & 2 prior to this seminar. If you have any questions about whether you are eligible, please email me.
The VAS technique is the common theme in any system that calls itself Auricular Medicine. Without this communication with the patients Autonomic Nervous System via the pulse, any system claiming to be Auricular Medicine is mislabeled according to W.H.O. standards. I will provide baseline training in the VAS technique and it will be up to individual attendees to practice until they are proficient. I will also be covering more treatment protocols and am relying on students to have practiced what has already been covered in the earlier classes. I am officially affiliated with the European Academy of Acupuncture, Auricular Medicine and Innovative Lasertherapy. Because of this affiliation, I will be teaching the level three class up to their standards.
The amount of courses in Auricular Therapy have risen appreciably in the last 10 years. Some courses focus on training specific protocol (BFA, NADA) while others try to cover an entire system of auricular therapy. All have their place in the "toolshed" of an acupuncturist's techniques. Why take my course?
In my beginning training I recognized a nationalistic pride associated with many trainers, not only in their system but also in the way it is taught. You see , in Europe the majority of the students are M.D.'s and they have the ability to refer or prescribe in a way which allows them to practice Auricular Medicine in a certain manner. I ,like most of you, am an acupuncturist and cannot prescribe meds, nor can I order X-Rays, CAT scans, or MRIs. I'm limited by my licensure. Therefore I have to practice more conservatively while still achieving the best outcomes my practice act can engender.
Most physicians from other countries don't know how an acupuncturist in the USA is viewed by the medical community or what types of patients we typically see. The common problems seen in Auricular communities in Europe and the USA are different and typical strategies that may work beautifully in France or Germany, could present a myriad of problems when followed by an L.Ac. in most states. While investigating the myriad of auricular systems over a 10 year period, I found the German system to be the most logical and easily followed. I have been able to take the foundational theory of the German Auricular Therapy system and optimized it for acupuncturists practicing in the U.S.A.
14 PDA (NCCAOM)
Please review the locations previously taught from the Strittmatter book as well as areas that anatomically show the greatest chance of inflammation or infection. Scars will be reviewed as well as the different tools available to practitioners that help in retrieving diagnostic information. Attendees will be paired up and care should be developed in choosing your partner as continued training after the seminar is critical to the success of the practice. In addition there will be a limit placed on the number of trainees allowed into every Level 3 seminar.
Tom Corbin Ph.D., LAc