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The Neuro-Auricular Method for Neck Pain

The Neuro-Auricular Method for Neck Pain

The Neuro-Auricular Method for Neck Pain

This course includes
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Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in January 2022


The microsystem of the ear reflects the brain’s mapping of our neural states (anatomical, functional, mental).  This is not just a simple static map; it is a precise and dynamic map that provides a highly individualized and current read-out of what is happening in both mind and body — psychosomatic insights so important for the effective management/treatment of pain.

In this online course you will learn mechanisms of action, as well as how to read the map and identify active reflex zones. These skills will give you access to privileged information from the patient’s nervous system — deeper insights to support improved therapy outcomes:

  • Identify and/or confirm underlying issues related to each patient’s individual symptom picture
  • Uncover insights to support your Physiotherapy assessment and treatment plan.
  • Influence pain messages in the central nervous system by treating points on the ear

The skills from this introductory presentation can support improved practice results as soon as they are applied — even though they only scratch the surface of what is possible using Auricular Methods.

This online course is sponsored by the Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic mechanisms of action of Neuro-Auricular to clients
  2. Locate active points on the ear
  3. Treat active points on the ear and see the results right away in the clinic

Join the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for this online course 'The Neuro-Auricular Method for Neck Pain'. For more information about the CPA-Embodia partnership, please visit this page.



Dave Maybee, RMT, Academic Director & Lead Instructor - Canadian Institute of Auricular Medicine

Dave expertly conveys his ever-growing passion in Auricular Medicine — as based on the work of medical doctors, Paul Nogier, Frank Bahr, Beate Strittmatter and other leading physicians and researchers in the field — through his deep knowledge of the material. He engages students with clinical examples, demonstrations and Q&A to accommodate and spark diverse interests while delivering clear objectives and learning outcomes. 

In addition to teaching, Dave integrates cranial sacral therapy and myofascial release with auricular medicine to treat unresolved chronic pain and other issues found in therapy-resistant patients (hard to treat patients who have “tried everything”).


The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Acupuncture and Dry Needling Division

The Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association supports physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants in advancing the use of acupuncture as an established core competency in physiotherapy clinical practice.


To promote acupuncture and encourage an actively engaged membership who are committed to lifelong learning and excellence in practice in order to promote health and well-being among their patients.


To provide leadership and direction to physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants who are members of the Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in advancing the utilization of acupuncture in clinical practice by promoting excellence in direct care, education and research.

Course Material included in this course
  • The Neuro-Auricular Method for Neck Pain
  • Welcome and a Note about the Slides
  • Introduction
  • The Ear as a Gateway
  • Turning It Into Practice
  • Approaching Different Types of Neck Pain
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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