Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 5–8 | Cite as

HMI Auricular Trauma Protocol: An Acupuncture Approach for Trauma Spectrum Symptoms

  • Joseph M. HelmsEmail author
  • S. A. Walkowski
  • M. Elkiss
  • D. Pittman
  • N. S. Kouchis
  • B. Lawrence
Originalia | Original Articles


This article describes a six-point auricular acupuncture protocol to influence the neuroanatomical and psychoemotional targets of trauma. This protocol can be used immediately or years following the noxious experience. The article addresses the rationale for combining these points, their locations, and methods of stimulation, as well as briefly discussing anecdotal experience in military and civilian populations. The protocol is presented as a simple and safe intervention of potential value for addressing the multiple manifestations of the trauma spectrum.


Trauma spectrum auricular acupuncture post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD traumatic brain injury TBI 

Das HMI-Traumaprotokoll: Ohrakupunktur zur Behandlung von Trauma-Symptomen


Dieser Artikel stellt ein Sechs-Punkte-Protokoll für Ohrakupunktur vor, mit dem neuroanatomische und psychoemotionale Auswirkungen von Traumata behandelt werden können. Das Protokoll kann zeitnah als auch Jahre nach dem auslösenden Ereignis angewendet werden. Der Artikel diskutiert die der Punktekombination zugrunde liegenden Prinzipien, Lage und Auffinden der Punkte sowie mögliche Stimulationsmethoden. Darüber hinaus werden anekdotische Erfahrungen aus dem militärischen und zivilen Bereich berichtet. Das Protokoll stellt eine einfache und sichere Therapiemethode von potenziellem Nutzen für die Behandlung der vielgestaltigen und komplexen Traumafolgen dar.


Traumafolgen Ohrakupunktur posttraumatische Belastungsstörung PTSD Schädel-Hirn-Trauma SHT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph M. Helms
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. A. Walkowski
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Elkiss
    • 1
  • D. Pittman
    • 1
  • N. S. Kouchis
    • 1
  • B. Lawrence
    • 1
  1. 1.Helms Medical Institute (HMI)BerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineOhio University Heritage College of Osteopathic MedicineAthensUSA

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