• Presented By

    Gary Stanton, MD, DABMA


1-Hour Live Webcast

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT

During this brief 1-hour webinar, the presentation will offer an insight into several sleep disorders and how auricular acupuncture can be used as treatment.


The Auricular Acupuncture in Sleep Disorders webinar will focus primarily on French auriculotherapy as taught at the University of Paris XI. Sleep neurophysiology will be briefly reviewed in general. Then specific sleep disorders including insomnia, hot flashes, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome will be discussed with respect to their pathophysiologies as the basis for auricular acupuncture treatments. References to traditional acupuncture and Chinese auricular acupuncture will be included where appropriate. Obstacles to treatment will be discussed. The main questions to be addressed will be: when it is appropriate to consider auricular acupuncture in sleep disorders, and which auriculotherapy treatment protocols may considered in the specific sleep disorder syndromes under discussion? Some medical literature will be cited to emphasize auricular acupuncture as an evidence-based therapy for sleep disorders.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this LIVE webcast physician participants will be able to:

  • Describe the traditional and biomedical bases for auricular acupuncture in sleep disorders.
  • Discuss the application of auricular acupuncture in various patient cases:

    – Insomnia

    – Hot flashes

    – Sleep apnea

    – Restless leg syndrome (RLS)

  • Discuss the place of auricular acupuncture in the management of patients with sleep disorders.

Gary Stanton, MD, DABMA

Gary Stanton, MD, DABMA is a neurologist who has subspecialty interests in sleep medicine, pain medicine, clinical neurophysiology, and acupuncture.  He had training in traditional acupuncture in the Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine programs, as well as at the Institute for Traditional Chinese Energetics and Acupuncture (IEATC) in France.  He subsequently completed the training program for the Inter-University Diploma (DIU) in Auriculotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Paris XIII, under Dr. David Alimi.  He is a member of the Scientific Committee for the Tenth International Symposium of Auriculotherapy, to be held in Lyon, France in 2021.  He is a Fellow of the AAMA and is treasurer of the New England Society of Medical Acupuncture.  He is in private practice in Concord, Massachusetts.

To Register

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The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The AAMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.