Auriculotherapy training

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Auriculotherapy at the hvna

Auriculotherapy is a treatment method with a range of indication areas in which the external ear is used as an input medium for therapy-specific diagnostics and treatment. On the external ear a representation of other body parts is found. It is therefore a microsystem therapy, just like, for example, hand and foot reflexology, but much faster and more profound in terms of effect. 

In the AUR-SI training you will become acquainted with the world of ear acupuncture: historical development and the current international context. The model of action is explained on the basis of embryological, neuro-anatomical and physiological backgrounds of auriculotherapy. 

This training is intended for professionals who work as doctors or (physio)therapists in regular or complementary healthcare. This therapy is now easily applied by qualified students. It has proven to be a very valuable and practically applicable tool for healthcare professionals in all these sectors in addition to their own arsenal.

The AUR-SI training costs €1.639. The STAP budget can also be requested for this. Check the HVNA STAP info page. The training includes:

  • an extensive syllabus;
  • practice material;
  • coffee/tea and lunches on all days.

You will receive an invoice by e-mail.

It is possible to pay the costs in two installments at 58 euros: once in September and once in March. Also in this situation you will receive an invoice by e-mail.

Partly because of the intimate relationship between the microsystem of the auricle and embryology, several days are classified according to embryological origin of the different organ systems. The AUR-SI training consists of 10 training days, at Dorpshuis De Oude School, Kerkplein 4, 6672 LB in Hemmen, on the following Fridays:

  • 2nd September
  • 16th September
  • 14th October
  • 11th November
  • 9th December
  • 13th January
  • 17th February
  • 17th March
  • 14th April
  • 2nd June

The dates of the AUR-SI programme on Fridays in the academic year 2023-24 are known. It will again take place at location Dorpshuis De Oude School, Kerkplein 4, 6672 LB in Hemmen. HVNA-Opleidingen reserves the right, in case of insufficient participation, to postpone the training year AUR-SI.

  • 1th September
  • 15th September
  • 27th October
  • 1th December
  • 5th January
  • 2th February
  • 8th March
  • 19th April
  • 31th May
  • 14th June


Auriculotherapy has at least one strong scientific aspect: on the basis of anamnesis and physical examination you can reason out what you will expect to find in therapy-specific research that you expect to find. It will be reproducible by others, which ear tips you expect to find. And after treatment of these tips often the previously found objective phenomena will have disappeared again. Interventions are therefore often predictable, objectifiable, controllable and reproducible.


The course, given by Toine Korthout (doctor, acupuncturist and pdb-hbo certified teacher), is interactive in design. In addition to the necessary theory, there is room for a lot of practical exercise: on silicone ears and on the ears of fellow students. Besides, exercise and application of the VAS will be taugt. At the end of the course, you will have a range of different treatment strategies.

Auriculotherapy is popular not only for its clear embryological, neuroanatomical and neurophysiological approach, but also for its accurate and simple applicability. “Auriculo” often uses punctures (and is then called ‘ear acupuncture’). It is also known for manual and other stimulations and these are central to this training program.

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