Become a Certified
Are you interested in becoming professionally qualified
in the therapeutic uses of Ear Acupressure with Ear Seeds?
Do you want the credibility, increased knowledge and,
most importantly, the positive clinical results that comes with
being a Certified EarSeeds Practitioner?
You're in the right place!
Welcome to The EarSeeds Academy
Here at The EarSeeds Academy, we’re committed to providing you with the most comprehensive Auriculotherapy with ear seeds education available, in a way that fits your unique business, personal goals and lifestyle.
That’s why our Ear Seeds Certification Program is delivered online in short but deeply informative videos you can begin accessing as soon as you sign up.
Deepen your knowledge.
Whether you’re brand new to ear seeds or have been using them for years, the EarSeeds Certification Program is a fun and flexible way to deepen your knowledge of the art + science of auriculotherapy so you can improve your personal and clinical results and help more people with this beautiful and underutilized modality.
Coming from a nursing background, discovering ear seeds has completely changed my scope of practice... as I started my own Ear Seeds business to help other people! Thank you again so much! It's an absolute blessing to even know you guys and be affiliated with you!
-Marti Crawford, RN
This Program Will Build Your Confidence To...
- Use ear seeds safely and effectively for enjoyment, self-care, and treating others with a natural, well-studied and proven modality.
- Enhance your existing career through the use of ear seeds and auriculotherapy (They're a great addition to a wide range of businesses).
- Develop a new career in auriculotherapy.
- Understand the research behind WHY auriculotherapy works, so you can back-up your love of ear seeds with scientific facts.
- Clearly understand what Ear Seeds can and can't do – and feel confident helping people improve their health and well-being.
- Create Auricular protocols to help ease physical pain and symptoms – and address difficult emotions (such as anxiety and fear) 100% naturally.
- Charge appropriately for stand-alone ear seed treatments.
- Become known in your community as the Ear Seeds expert- even if no-one around you yet knows what ear seeds are!
- Grow your practice and help more people.
Here's a glimpse of what you'll be able to do for others...
Did You Know?
Although we are NOT a typical CEU class, and should not be mistaken for one, our EarSeeds Certification Program is Approved for continuing education credits by the California Board of Registered Nurses, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), and The California Acupuncture Boards (CAB) for NCCAOM Credits. These accreditations are a testament to the quality of education that you will receive in this program.
As soon as you sign up, you'll receive access to
The Introductory Video Series
In this series you'll learn:
- Ear Seeds 101 - Different types of seeds and best practices for use.
- What is Auriculotherapy? How does it work?
- The History of Auriculotherapy
- Anatomy of the Ear
- Downloadable, color-coded ear charts and study guides.
The ear is then broken down into 13 areas, with each weekly module utilizing our
Signature 3-Part Learning System.
Part 1: POINT LOCATION: Through a series of quick and to-the-point videos you'll learn all the point names and how to accurately identify their locations on the ear.
Part 2: POINT FUNCTION: We’ll review location and dive deep into each point's unique function - what purpose they achieve when stimulated, when it could be used, and what it might be used in conjunction with.
Part 3: AURICULAR DIAGNOSIS: (Everyone’s Favorite!) We will share with you our own personal library of ear photos and LIVE case-study videos and you will learn how to identify a variety of health conditions just by observing the ear.
You’ll also receive downloadable study charts and over 120 digital, printable flashcards to help you retain and reference the information.
Just some of the conditions we identify include
Tinnitus • Vision Disorders • Headaches • Hemorrhoids • Digestive Issues • Hip Pain • Knee Pain • Back Pain • Teeth Problems • Ovarian Cysts • Hand and Wrist Pain • Allergies • Skin Disorders • Thyroid Conditions • Sciatica • Uterine Fibroids • Liver Disease ...and so many more!
BONUS TRAININGS INCLUDE:
👂🏻 Auriculotherapy and Ear Piercing
👂🏼 Ear Massage Tutorial
👂🏽 Vertigo & Dizziness
👂🏾 Homeostasis and Ear Seeds
👂🏿 The #1 Point for Stress
👂🏾 Unique Functions of Shen Men
👂🏽 Treating PTSD with Ear Seeds (Webinar replay)
👂🏼 How to Formulate a Treatment Protocol
👂🏻 And More...
- Private, Academy-Only shopping portal for savings up to 67% off all earseeds.com products.
- Digital and physical certificates & badge provided upon completion of your training.
- Academy-Only posters and marketing materials that you can use to promote your ear seeding services.
- Access to our EarSeeds Academy Affiliate Program - Share the program with friends and earn a commission when they register. Only those who have personally experienced our training are granted affiliate opportunities when sharing this program.
- First-to-know info on New & Limited Edition EarSeeds products and services.
- Continuing Education credits for Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists and Registered Nurses.
- Get Listed on our Certified EarSeeds Directory. Add your own comprehensive listing on our SEO optimized website where people go to search for a trained Ear Seeds Practitioner.
- Optional purchase of our beautiful, full color printed Workbook and Flashcards High-quality study guides designed to help you memorize and retain the info. (Digital copy included in your course materials)
- Permanent, unlimited access to the Exclusive EarSeeds Academy Facebook Group – where you'll ask questions, share ear pics, participate in discussions, and receive answers from our amazing instructor… as well as connect with other Certification students and graduates from around the world.
- Over 16 months of complete access with option to renew!
We know you're busy... this course WILL NOT overwhelm you
This is not a random assortment of disorganized information. Over the 3-month course you will learn a large amount of practical material through concise and to-the-point videos. This is a clear and organized system to teach you everything you need to know about auriculotherapy so you can confidently and quickly integrate it into your practice.
Requirements for Certification
Upon completion of your coursework and passing the final multiple-choice exam, you will receive your EarSeeds Certificate of Completion + any optional CEU Certificates for your field.
If you paid with a payment plan, your payments must be completed to receive your certification.
You may start the class the moment you complete your registration OR sign up now to lock in your price and get started later!
Work at your own pace and on your own timeline (our online classroom is available 24/7)
Your tuition grants access for 16 months.
After 16 months you'll have the option to extend your benefits & maintain complete access to the trainings- as well as all the money-saving benefits of Academy Membership- for a small monthly fee.
As long as you’re in the program you have access to your course materials – as well as any subsequent updates to the course content – even after you've completed the program.
Ask questions, participate in discussions, and receive answers from our amazing instructors – along with other EarSeeds Academy students and graduates – in our fabulous FB Group. FB Group Access is ongoing for all students and alumni.
Approved for 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Massage Therapy by the NCBTMB.
Approved for 9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Acupuncturists by the CAB, (Accepted by NCCAOM).
Approved for 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Registered Nurses by The California Board of Registered Nurses.
Grab Your Seat in The EarSeeds.com Auriculotherapy Training Course Now.
Choose a payment plan that best fits your needs. Keep in mind that your final payment must be received before you receive your certificate of completion.
Meet Your Instructor
Elie Goldschmidt, L.Ac. will be your instructor throughout this course. Elie is a licensed acupuncturist and recognized auriculotherapy expert. Elie has extensive Auriculotherapy training and has learned under the instruction of Dr. Lichun Huang, known as the Mother of Auriculotherapy, as well as Dr. Raphael Nogier the son of Dr. Paul Nogier, who is considered the Father of Auriculotherapy.
Elie's talent as an instructor lies in his ability to make complex concepts easy to understand and enjoyable to learn. His passion for this topic shines through and deeply inspires his students.
Elie received his Acupuncture License in 1999 from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. After nearly two decades working with patients, he and his product designer and brand strategist wife, Tova, launched EarSeeds.com with the mission of sharing the depth and beauty of this modality with people around the world.
We believe that through engaging, accessible, and comprehensive training, we can empower healers of all kinds to feel confident and capable of deeply helping others with Ear Seeds.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the benefit of becoming a Certified EarSeeds Practitioner?
I'm new to auriculotherapy. Is this program right for me?
I've been doing auriculotherapy for years. Will this program be too basic for me?
Can I enroll anytime?
How long will it take me to complete the program?
Why do I only get access for 16 months?
How much support will I get?
Do I have to be a wellness practitioner to use Ear Seeds?
How can such a deeply informative program be “valued” at just 9 CEUs?
Can I enroll even if I don’t live in the U.S.?
What is your refund policy?
I'm not ready to start yet, can I still sign up?
Words of praise for The Program, The Modality, The Business Successes...
"I've been a massage therapist for 13 years... I have limits, this goes past my limits..."
- Deb G. LMT
"I am having HUGE SUCCESS with anxiety and depression. Every client that has had this done can't say enough how happy they are now. NO MORE PILLS.
- Mark Portincasa, Naturopath
"I wish they taught Auricular Training this way when I was in acupuncture school!!"
- Karen D.
"It is very visual and that is how I best learn... Everything you have provided has increased my level of knowledge and also passion to grow in this area. It is well worth the value of the content and the wonderful people who operate this business and school."
- Anon, RN
"I had purchased your kits several years ago to sell in my studio, as I was intrigued and have always had an interest in acupuncture and auriculotherapy, but your course was phenomenal!! Loved it!!! Elie, you have a gift of breaking things down and making it easy and fun to learn!"
"...Great addition to any holistic practice ...Very educational... Gives client something to work with after sessions."
-Anon - Tuning Fork/NADA Specialist.
"I am loving the ear seed academy class! The teaching is clear and well presented. Each short segment, addressing a different topic with great diagrams, then real ears. I just love that someone doesn’t stand up there for hours and drone on and on! I always finish wanting more— even though I have had a lot of this information previously. Some people know their subject well but are not great teachers. Not the case here!!!!! And all that you put out in the way of handouts, brochures, the packaging is just awesome!"
- Dianne Darcy L.Ac.
"I am an acupuncturist and am absolutely loving this course! After the earlobe diagnosis module, I treated a patient I've seen for 3 years. I noticed the posterior area on her earlobe that we had just reviewed was raised and red. Long story short, I asked and she confirmed she had been dealing with an abscess and major jaw pain. How very cool! I've been practicing for 27 years and this tool is going to be really useful!".
- Allison Bower L.Ac
"I am an acupuncturist but did not learn that much of auriculotherapy and ear seeds. I heard that this course was really good and well organized. I love how practical the course is and well organized in short videos. Elie is a great teacher! Best online course ever!"
"WOW! I am very satisfied with what I am learning from here. Everything is precise, and detailed explanations of the parts & points enables me to absorb the information clearly. Can’t wait to learn more. thank u Elie."
"I love that I can go at my own speed, the videos are great. I've been floored by the specific points and the areas that can be treated.
- Kelly H.
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course! I originally just wanted to take it to help my family, friends, and myself; but I may have a job opportunity! I just started seeing an Integrative P.A., I was telling her about this course, and she was very interested and wants to meet with me to discuss it more, who knows where this may lead!
"I have been working with TCM modalities such as reflexology and herbalism for 15+ years. I felt this course would allow me to expand on the experience I had already gained, as well as previous knowledge of Meridian and energy healings methods. I like the ease of going into the dashboard and having lessons and videos I've already watched highlighted. It takes the guess work out of it and allows for a smooth flow through material. I look at everyone's ears now. Can't help it. I carry my Earseeds with me everywhere and just ear seed anyone who seems to be willing. Before, I just handed out business cards. Boring marketing compared to ear seeding someone! "I think you guys are doing great. The online community, the course, the accessibility to another means of helping my friends, family, and clients... it's simply a wonderful thing that you guys have built."
"Love all the help with the flashcards and other downloads... WHAT A GREAT way of learning the correct way of doing Auriculotherapy..."
- Mark P, Naturopath
I am seeing over 40 people weekly for ear seeds, and that keeps growing! I am expanding my hours to accommodate and looking to add a person because I have several retirement homes/nursing homes looking to have me come to treat the residents and I don't have time. This has truly been a blessing to our community!
"This was such a fantastic course! I feel like I have gained really valuable knowledge and am prepared to practice with confidence. Thanks for everything!"
"I feel the class was set up great! The videos are really great and the fact the flash cards are color-coded was awesome! great ideas.
"I did it! Thank you so much for the knowledge you share. It has been interesting and I can hardly wait for the bonus material to come. Please let me know about future classes you offer. I am loving this!"
"Absolutely a fantastic course! You break down each module and make it very easy to follow along! Thank you!"
"I first found out about Auriculotherapy/ear seeds in January 2019 when I discovered your website and products. I completed your course in 5 months as I was able to take it at my own pace, which was very helpful. I also loved the thorough content of the materials, the extra study items (workbook & flashcards) and I really like the Facebook page. The course is so well worth it, especially the monthly payment plan. Tova and Elie, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, enthusiasm, and positive outlook with all of us. Really looking forward to continuing this relationship with you and your business! I'm excited to begin my journey as an Ear Seeds Specialist and start my own practice!"
"I am having so many success stories from people not having pain that they have had for 15 plus years! This is by far the most exciting thing I have learned in my 13 year practice as a massage therapist."
- Deb Gerads, LMT
"This is such a helpful, and non-invasive therapy for people. I really liked the videos, the practice flashcards are KEY. Plus, Elie and Tova are accessible for any questions. The interactive Facebook group is really great. It's not just a canned online course."
"Loved the course! I had no idea that so many points existed on the ear, and that so many conditions can be eased by the use of ear seeds. The course was highly informative, but with a relaxed presentation of the information. Thank you for the opportunity!"
"Elie and Tova are the perfect business couple with teaching, tools, marketing and motivation!"
"Seeded a client for sciatica pain a couple weeks ago. She can't believe the improvement, pain is basically gone. "
- Amanda Harnden, LMT
"I have a certification in Reflexology, so I was aware of Auriculotherapy, but never worked specifically on the ears, only on the feet and hands. I took your course because I had the desire to help my clients in multiple ways AND since massage therapy is a physically demanding profession, I wanted something that would help me slowly cut back on doing massage, but continue to work well past retirement age (which is fast approaching). The course is clear and concise with great support material. My clients are very excited and curious about ear seeds, and it has already made a difference in my practice. I need to revamp my schedule so I can fit my ear seed clients in, and who knows, at some point this may be all I do! I love sharing ear seeds with anyone who will let me and I look forward to seeing where it will take me in the future! Thank you so much for the time, effort, thoughtfulness, and love that you put into your course!"
"It was an absolute pleasure to take this course. The presentation of each module and the support material was wonderful and better than any "hands-on, attend-in-person" class I've ever taken. I looked forward to every Saturday morning when each module was made available. I can't wait for the additional videos and any new material Elie and Tova come up with. Thank you so much for all of your work to bring Auriculotherapy and Ear Seeds to everyone!"
"I was somewhat familiar with ear seeds. I had used ear seeds for weight loss 20 yrs ago, they work great. This is a great addition to my business. I loved the course, Elie took his time, really made me understand what I was learning. It was great to have real ear pictures. I have been telling my clients about them, they all want to try them. Thank you for letting me pay monthly. I think you are doing a wonderful job."
"I am a holistic health practitioner. Prior to your course I had studied auriculotherapy, however, it was not as comprehensive and detailed as your course content. The entire course content and delivery was very well organized, structured and presented. This course has given me more confidence in terms of auricular diagnosing the particular ear pathology in order to better customize the correct treatment. I would highly recommend this course."
"m a social worker and I had a desire to find alternative ways to help children that do not require the use of medication if possible. The course was awesome! I loved the flash cards, the videos, and the ability to ask various questions. I have already been able to assist children, and myself with issues of concern in a non-evasive format. Most definitely take this course. You will learn a lot, it is easy to understand and vast amount of information and resources available and the Facebook group is great."
"I was very pleased with this training for an online course it's one of the best I've taken. I felt like I was in a classroom. While going through the course I've ear seeded friends and family with great results, even they were shocked. I'm looking forward to combining this with foot reflexology & as a stand-alone service. Elie your knowledge and expertise clearly shows as does your passion for auriculotherapy. I felt this course was very clear and concise with excellent visual aids."