Next Start Date

7 September 2024

Auricular Acupuncture Practitioner Certificate

A collaboration Certificate with The College of Auricular Acupuncture and the Bodytree College.

Training Developed by:

Siwan Quinn Bratton

BSc.(Hons),Lic.Ac.,CMIR, MMAS, BSS-Do Dip(T)

Jonathan Tarr


Auricular Acupuncture Practitioner Certificate

Auricular Acupuncture is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and is taught using the traditional Chinese ear map rather than a set of complex  charts and systems, tools, machines and gadgets. The Chinese approach is clinically useful and practical. You will learn over 120 points and a dozen needle protocols to treat wide-ranging lifestyle problems and conditions.

Auricular Acupuncture is a reflex science in that each part of the body has a corresponding point or zone on the ear where an imbalance in the corresponding body part registers, similar in a way to reflexology or iridology.

Functional MRI (fMRI) shows that Auricular Acupuncture triggers an effect in areas of the brain specific to the corresponding zone on the ear. Each point treated releases endorphins, blocks pain receptors, and elevates levels of adenosine that affect a change in the targeted anatomical area.

Our training in Auricular Acupuncture, is designed to equip those with a passion for health and wellbeing who wish to pursue a professional healthcare career, or for those with a primary discipline looking to add a powerful new skill. It will cover the use of needles, ASP’s, ear seeds, ear massage and Electro-Auricular Therapy.

The emphasis of the training is very much on developing the practical skills needed to empower individuals using Auricular Acupuncture straightaway in their clinics.

This is a Professional Practitioner Certification in Auricular Acupuncture mapped to the National Occupational Standards (NOS), comparable qualifications to NVQ 2 at Level 3

Tutor Team

Our tutor team is lead by Tracy O Donoghue, a multi disciplined therapist of 20+ years, with over 15 years’ experience teaching with ITEC.

All our tutors hold qualifications in ITEC Teaching in Education and are successful in their own private clinics. Tutors teach in their specialised areas, though hold qualifications and have experience in various fields of therapy. This will add a deeper knowledge, variety and confidence to your skills as a qualifying therapist.

Starting dates

Dates: From Saturday September 7th, 9.30-4.30pm

What You Will Cover:

Auricular Acupuncture (Needling)

  • Practical Needling from Day One
  • Practical Location and Function of over 60 points
  • Over 12 Empirical Protocols including Addiction, Rapid Pain Relief, PTSD, Anxiety, Insomnia, Digestive issues and more.
  • Pathology of the Ear
  • Safe Needling Practices and Techniques
  • Practical Use of Needles, ASP’s, Seeds and Magnets
  • Case Studies consolidate your knowledge and confidence in practice.

Expand your career as a Acupuncturist

Material covered in this Certificate:

  • Introduction to anatomy of the ear
  • Basic principles: Yin & Yang
  • 5 elements metal, fire, earth, wood and water
  • Understanding the imbalances of the elements that lead to dysfunction and illness.
  • Needle protocols to treat conditions of these imbalances to achieve health and wellness.
  • Principles of diagnosis
  • 5-point Nada protocol
  • Health & safety for auricular acupuncture


Qualifications gained

This is a Professional Practitioner Certification in Auricular Acupuncture mapped to the National Occupational Standards (NOS), comparable qualifications to NVQ 2 at Level 3

Starting Dates:

7th & 8th September 2024
8 weekends in class. Timetable sent with introduction email.

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