£800.00 GBP

Auricular Acupuncture (Therapist)

Accredited • Certified •  CPD Points 

This course is designed for those WITH existing therapy qualifications. If you DO NOT have a therapy qualification, click here.

Price £800 


Course Structure




Course Summary

Our auricular acupuncture qualification is comprehensive and wide-ranging. 

It covers all that is required by the National Occupational Standard (NOS) and associated Skills for Health. 

The detail is given in the Auricular Acupuncture Guide. 

During this qualification, you will become familar with, and competent in, a 5 point protocol used in many health care settings.

It is used to support clients through a variety of health care concerns. It is primarily used to support those affected by cancer and people facing addiction.

It is widely used as it has many proven benefits and very few contraindications.

Upon successful completion of this course, you are welcome to join us for our Postgraduate courses. 

"Acupuncture of the ear (Auricular Acupuncture) ‘… is used in many NHS GP practices, as well as in most pain clinics and hospices in the UK.4 

(it) ... is as effective as body acupuncture with some advantages."5

Auricular Acupuncture:

  • Calms patients1
  • Associated with a reduction in waist circumference and other markers of weight loss2
  • Relieves pain3
  • Calms the mind3
  • Supports those with allergies and infectious diseases3
  • Regulates endocrine system disorders3
  • Supports clients with chronic disease and functional disorders3
  • Support addicts through withdrawal syndrome3
  • Smoking cessation3
  • Substance abuse3
  • Detoxification3
  • Motion sickness3
  • Weight management3

No experience or qualification is required, all are welcome to join us.

“Auricular acupuncture is probably the most developed and best documented, scientifically, of all the Microsystems of acupuncture and is the most practical and widely used.” 
- Director General of the World Health Organisation 1990 




In-Person Practical Training

Our first in person auricular acupuncture training day will take place at JY HQ in rural Staffordshire.
Places are strictly limited.
A booking link will be sent as soon as you register for this course. 
We expect the places for in person training on 20 April will sell out very quickly.
We have numerous other dates, on various days of the week.
You will be sent a link to book these dates as soon as you sign up for this qualification.



Case Studies

There are two ways in which you can complete your case studies.
Option 1
Independent Study
You are required to give 3 treatments to 5 different people within 3 months of your practical training. When you have completed this practical learning you will book a session with a tutor to discuss your learning as well as any challenges faced.
You are required to share images of your client and needling at this stage.
Option 2
In-Clinic Assessment
This option is available at an additional per day charge. You are welcome to join us in our UK clinic. You will supervised when treating clients and will be able to discuss any concerns, learning and triumphs with the clinic supervisor.
There is no limit on the number of days upon which you can attend.

Your Diploma is issued when you have successfully completed 15 treatments. There is no time limit placed upon completion but we require you to practice in clinic at intervals of no longer than 2 months.

Cost per clinic day - £100

A link to clinic day bookings will be sent as soon as you sign up for this course. They are available at weekends and weekday over a period of months. 



Prerequisites you need to have to take this course

You should be a wellness or health care practitioner. 



The Benefits of Auricular Acupuncture



There is a requirement for UK based acupuncturists to register premises and practitioners with the local authority for the area in which the premises are found.
Please visit your local authority website to see the detail of their requirements and cost. The law governing this requirement relates to health and hygiene which are covered in detail during our qualification.
We foresee no issues with your gaining a licence to practice having completed this qualification. Licensing remains your responsibility and, as all local authorities have different licensing processes and procedures, we are unable to guarantee a successful licensing application.
You undertake this qualification in the knowledge we accept no responsibility in the unlikley event that you are unable to register premises in your area.
  1. Young-Chang, Yoshikazu, Jun, Makoto , Akihiro Yusuke and  Maruyama (2013) Auricular Acupuncture at the “Shenmen” and “Point Zero” Points Induced Parasympathetic Activation Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 945063. Published online 2013 Jun 4. doi: 10.1155/2013/945063
  2. Lillingston, Fields and Waechter (2019) Auricular Acupuncture Associated with Reduced Waist Circumference in Overweight Women-A Randomized Controlled Trial 6471560. Published online 2019 Dec 18. doi: 10.1155/2019/6471560
  3. Wang( 2009) Ear Acupuncture Micro-Acupuncture in Practice Churchill Livingstone
  4. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acupuncture/ accessed 1 October 2023
  5. https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/health-information/acupuncture-dimbleby-cancer-care accessed 1 October 2023