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Auricular Approach to Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction

Auricular Approach to Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction

Auricular Approach to Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction

This course includes
49:25 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2022


Through this online course, the Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association will be presenting a very specific application of the Auricular Approach targeted at resolving Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction.

The history, mechanisms of action, and application of using reflex zones on the ear to influence the central nervous system will all be discussed


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic mechanisms of action of Auricular reflex areas 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



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”).


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The instructors
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.

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.
Course Material included in this course
  • Auricular Approach to Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction
  • Welcome!
  • The Ear as a Gateway
  • Nogier's Discovery of the First Point
  • Neurophysiologic Theory of Auricular Microsystem
  • Proof of Ear Mechanism
  • How Does Auricular Fit Into Your Practice?
  • An Example of the Level of Detail
  • How to Needle the Ear
  • How to Approach Shoulder Pain
  • Points for Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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