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Dr. Stanton provides a course in the approach to auriculotherapy as taught in the University of Paris Inter-University (DIU) auricular acupuncture diploma program.  The title of the course is Introduction to Auriculotherapy/Auricular Acupuncture.  The target audience will include physicians and licensed acupuncturists.  The course is given in weekend classes.  The format consists of PowerPoint presentations of the history, theory, and practice of auriculotherapy.  Live demonstrations with identification of auricular acupuncture points are included, with projection of images of the ear on a monitor for ease of viewing.  Attendees will be able to practice identification of auricular points on each other under the supervision of Dr. Stanton.  They will also be able to practice needling on models of ears.  Printed course materials will be distributed.  The goal of this instructional program is to provide the attendees with an introduction to the basics of auricular acupuncture as it is practiced at the University of Paris DIU program. 


The weekend course includes instruction on Saturdays from 9AM-5PM with a one hour lunch break (lunch is not included in the course fee).  The course will continue on Sundays from 9AM-3PM, again with a one hour lunch break.  Courses are given at Emerson Health Center facilities in West Concord, Massachusetts 01742.  Dr. Stanton is an NCCAOM PDA Provider, and this course has been approved for 11 PDA points by the NCCAOM.  The fee for a weekend course is $435.  The fee covers the cost of the course, and of the course materials including printout of PowerPoint lecture, instructional silicon ears, and auricular examination probe.  Course registrants who cancel prior to the course date will receive full refunds of their payments.


























For more information about auricular acupuncture instruction and to register for courses, please call Dr. Stanton at (978) 621-7535, or pay online with the following link:


History of auricular acupuncture 

Scientific basis

Review of French and Chinese auricular cartographies

Clinical Applications (with emphasis on the University of Paris approach): 

Traditional vs. biomedical diagnosis and treatment planning

Point selection, detection, and stimulation methods

Clinical syndrome management, in general, and in particular the Auriculotherapy of Neurology and Sleep Medicine

Review of resources

The next Introduction to Auriculotherapy course will be given January 25-26, 2020.

The course content will include:

Course location:

Emerson Health Center

Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body

310 Baker Avenue

Concord, MA 01742

Suggested accommodations (a 5 minute walk to the course location):


The Marriott Residence Inn 

320 Baker Avenue

Concord, MA 01742

Tel: (978) 341-0003

Acupuncture Educational Qualifications of Gary Stanton, M.D.


Gary Stanton, M.D., is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (1977).  After two subsequent years of training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, he then completed a residency in neurology (1982) and a fellowship in electromyography (1983) at Boston University.  He received training in medical acupuncture at Harvard Medical School (2005) and at Boston University School of Medicine (2009), and in traditional acupuncture at the Institute of Traditional Chinese Energetics and Acupuncture in Sceaux, France (IEATC, 2009).   Subsequently, he completed the Inter University Diploma program (DIU) in Auriculotherapy at the University of Paris XIII – Sorbonne Paris Cité (2010), where he was trained by Dr. David Alimi.  Dr. Stanton is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the fields of neurology, clinical neurophysiology, sleep medicine, and pain medicine.  He is also certified by the American Board of Medical Acupuncture.  Dr. Stanton has lectured on auriculotherapy at the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (2014, 2019), and is a Fellow of the AAMA.  He has lectured at the 8th International Symposium on Auriculotherapy in Washington, D.C.(2014), and at the 9th International Symposium in Singapore (2017).  He has also given conferences on auriculotherapy at the medical schools of Harvard and Boston University, and has lectured (in French) at the DIU Auriculotherapy Programs of the Universities of Paris XI and XIII.   Dr. Stanton is a member and treasurer of the New England Society of Medical Acupuncture.  His publications in the journal Medical Acupuncture have included research on “The Human Auriculo-Cervical Reflex” (2012) and on “The Scientific Auriculotherapy Diploma Program of the Universities of Paris XI and XIII” (2014), among others.  Dr. Stanton is in private practice in neurology, sleep medicine, pain medicine, acupuncture, and auriculotherapy at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.   

Curriculum Vitae

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