Auricular trauma protocol in the mitigation of extraordinary stress and its psychological and somatic manifestations

Mitchell L. Elkiss, DO
Fellow American College of Neuropsychiatry(FACN), Certified Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (CSPOMM),Fellow American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (FAAMA.)
Co-Director Helms Medical Institute

In 2012, I presented the newly developed HMI Auricular Trauma Protocol (ATP) at GLEM VII on the Nervous System and Neurologic Disorders in Lyon. This protocol was developed at the request of the US Military for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In this presentation, I will report on our experience using the ATP the past ten years.

I will present the newer ATP Basic I and II modified ATP protocols and clinical opresenations for the following:





What we designed as a neurological treatment turned out to have major
effects on sleep, pain, stress mitigation, and pharmacologic dependencies.

The neurophysiology and the relationship of these same limbic structures underly much of what is considered the domain of Psychology. This includes affective behavior, mood, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, disturbed sleep, stress overload, and pharmacologic dependencies. 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