Workshop and presentation

M. L. Elkiss

The Auricular Trauma Protocol (ATP)



The Auricular Trauma Protocol (ATP) was presented 10 years ago in Lyon as a new treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It has evolved to be a potent tool in the mitigation of extraordinary stress and its manifestations. This includes sleep, pain, mood alterations, and pharmacologic dependencies. The ATP has evolved to include further adaptations for sleep, pain, stress, and dependency states named Basic I, and Basic II for each circumstance.

The ATP and its derivatives target the limbic system, autonomic system, visceral, and somatic systems in their therapeutic strategy. The ATP and its derivatives address the subcortical and brainstem aspects of feeling and emotion in a novel and potent way. This is where auriculotherapy meets psychology



After attending this workshop attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain the logic of the Auricular Trauma Protocol (ATP).
  2. Explain the rationale for using ATP, Basic I, and Basic II Protocols.
  3. Provide advanced care for Stress, Pain, Insomnia, and Dependency states.

Mitchell L. ELKISS,

Co-Director, Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Mitchell Elkiss, DO, FACN, FAAMA, CSPOMM


Residence: West Bloomfield, MI


Current focus of practice:

Retired from Clinical practice of Integrative Neurology

Director of Curriculum Helms Medical Institute

Associate Professor of Neurology Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Board Certification:

American Board of Osteopathic Neuropsychiatry ABONP

American Academy of Osteopathy AAO

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture ABOMP


Acupuncture Training:

Medical Acupuncture for Physicians HMI 1992-1993

New England School of Acupuncture 1994-1995

Acupuncture Society of Michigan


AAMA Involvement:

Chairman AAMA Review Committee

Member AAMA Education Committee

AAMA Review Course Instructor

AAMA Core Refresher Instructor


Other Acupuncture Activities:

Past President Acupuncture Society of Michigan

Author of articles for Medical Acupuncture on:

  1. Auricular Trauma Protocol
  2. Balance
  3. Headache Pearls
  4. Energetic Treatment of Long COVID