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Two interactive seminar days

Auriculo therapy – Introduction and Treatment of Locomotor system problems

13&14 March, 2024
  • Toine Korthout

Locomotor system problems are among the most important indications for auriculotherpy interventions. Joints and musculature as well as their neuronal innervation have their representation at the auricle. This representation is the entry to a very practical therapy: auriculotherapy or ear acupuncture. This therapy can easily be combined with other therapies such as Chinese acupuncture, TCM, western naturopathy, homoeopathy and so on.

In many, if not all, physical ailments one or more spinal segments are involved, often leading to local hypertonia and decreased range of mobility of vertebrae and a self- perpetuating spinal block. Such spinal blocks may attribute to persistence of segmentally related complaints. Applied elements of embryology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology are necessary to understand the role of segmental and other neuronal relations in a range of health problems to be treated with auriculotherapy.

Spinal blocks represent themselves at the auricle. This auricle representation can easily be detected and manually corrected. In auricular mobilization the neck and back themselves need not to be manipulated which is a big advantage compared to manual therapy and chiropractic and makes it a safe procedure.

Quite often patients experience immediate decline of complaints and a general feeling of relief after auricular mobilization or stimulation of auricular points.

Basic theory, embryological, neuroanatomical and neurophysiological are presented along with practical instruction. After this seminar you will be able to practice ear point stimulation and auricular mobilization yourself.

This seminar is open to both those who previously followed the seminar Auriculo Mobilization in 2022 and those who did not attend that seminar.

  • Toine KorthoutStudied natural medicine at the "Nederlandse Akademie voor Natuurgeneeskunde" in Hilversum, medicine at the Rijksuniversiteit Limburg in Maastricht (Msc 1988, MD 1991), acupuncture  education at Stichting NAAV Education with specialization auriculo (1996) and Pedagogic Didactical skills for HBO teachers at Interstudie NDO van Hogeschool Arnhem en Nijmegen (2013).

Shenzhou student: 15%
External TCM student 5%
(Limited places available for students)
Please see the payment and registration conditions for seminars in the registration form.

  • NVA A/WM, Zhong 14 NAP's Cat. 1, NWP, LVNT, VBAG, TCMned
Dates & Time
13&14 March, 2024
10 am – 17 pm (1 hour break)
Shenzhou Open University of TCM
Geldersekade 67, 1011 EK Amsterdam
Levels of experience
  • Acupuncturist, or final year student
  • Therapist with valid MBK (WM) diploma
Number of participants
The minimum number of participants required is 20.