Terry Oleson, PhD

I feel very fortunate to have received individual guidance on understanding the underlying mechanisms that can account for the impressive benefits of auriculotherapy.

Dr. Terry Oleson, PhD Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture

Dr. Terry Oleson is an internationally-known lecturer in the field of auriculotherapy. He received his PhD in Psychobiology from the University of California at Irvine in 1973 and went on to conduct pioneering research on auricular diagnosis and auricular acupuncture at the UCLA Pain Management Center.

Dr. Oleson has published over 30 scientific articles and two books on auricular acupuncture, including the Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture and the International Handbook of Ear Reflex Points.

Dr. Oleson has presented his work on standardized auricular nomenclature at meetings of the World Health Organization in 1990 and has been a principal speaker at other international symposiums on auricular medicine held in France in 1994 and 2000 and in China in 1995 and 2005. He was in charge in the organization and promotion of the very successful International Consensus conference on Acupuncture, Auriculotherapy, and Auricular Medicine that was held in 1999 and again in 2006.

Currently, Dr. Oleson is the Research Director at the American University of Complementary Medicine and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the California Graduate Institute. He is President of the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute and is on the Board of Directors for the Society for Acupuncture Research. In 1998, Dr. Oleson received the Auricular Acupuncture of the Year Award from the International Congress of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Oleson is featured in the following Course:

  • Auriculotherapy Training

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