The Auriculotherapy Certification Institute

Board of Directors for the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute

President: Terry Oleson, PhD                             Vice President: Jim Shores, PhD

Mary L. Bonnette, PhD, RN, ACI Secretary/Treasurer received her doctorate in Health Services from Walden University with a research focus on Auriculotherapy and Nicotine Addiction.  She is founding Clinical Director of the Auriculotherapy Center, affiliated with Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers, Florida where she has worked with smokers since 1988.  She is author of a continuing education feature published in a recent 2008 issue of Journal of Addictions Nursing.   
David Carr, DDS is a graduate of Texas Tech University. He received his dental training at the Baylor University School of Dentistry in Dallas and he currently lectures widely on advanced therapies for treating cervico-craniomandibular pain complexes related to temporomandibular joint dysfunction, occlusal dysfunction, myofascial pain, and headache complexes.   
Tom Corbin, PA, is the Clinical Director of the Atlantic Institute of  Oriental Medicine and also serves on the Board of Directors of ACI. Tom is a Certified National Trainer for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress. His professional interests lie in using auricular therapy for pain control in a Veterans Hospital Pain Clinic. 
Gary Ditson, DC, LAc,  received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1968 from Logan College of Chiropractic. He has served on the Post Graduate Faculty of the National University of Health Sciences and on the educational faculty and past Director of Admissions of Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Ditson has served on the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.   
Diane Iuliano, MAc, LAc, is a Professor and Co-Chair of the Japanese Acupuncture Department at the New England School (NESA) of Acupuncture in Watertown, MA.  She graduated from NESA in 1992. Diane teaches courses on auricular acupuncture and Japanese acupuncture styles in both the US and Japan.   
Steve Meeker, LAc, has been Board Certified in Acupuncture since 1988 and was subsequently Board Certified in Pain Management. He is currently the Director of the Hollywood Clinic in Portland, Oregon, which specializes in auriculomedicine and is the Internet home of He is Vice President of the Oregon Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.   
Faith Nelson  RN, PhD,  is currently practicing as a Nurse Specialist and Coordinator of Integrative Medicine at St. John's Regional Health Center. The emphasis of these programs is: Headaches, Stress/Pain Management, Smoking Cessation.   
Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, received his Medical Degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montpellier, France and completed a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. He is the first full time physician acupuncturist in the Armed Forces and he currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Medical Acupuncture and Senior Editor of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. He represents the Department of Defense on the NIH CAM Advisory Council. 
Terry Oleson, PhD, ACI President, received his doctorate from the University of California at Irvine in 1973. Dr. Oleson conducted pioneering research on auriculotherapy at the UCLA Pain Management and is currently the Chair of the Department of Psychology at the California Graduate Institute. Dr. Oleson is author of the Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Approaches to Ear Acupuncture, Third Edition.   
Jim Shores, PhD, ACI Vice President, received his doctorate in Auricular Medicine from the Ryadoraku Research Institute.  He is Executive Director of the Electro Therapy Association in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has conducted worldwide trainings of professionals in electrotherapy procedures for over 40 years. Dr. Shores is also the President of Tulsa Physical Inc, later named Chronic Pain Associates from 1964 to 1982.   
Beate Strittmatter, MD, attended medical school in Frankfurt, Germany, and Glasgow, Scotland, completing her degree in 1982. Dr. Strittmatter has served as a lecturer at the Academy for Acupuncture and Auriculomedicine in Munich, Germany, and has been director of education at the German Academy for Acupuncture and Auriculomedicine in Munich, Germany, and at the University of Miami, Florida, USA   
Jon A Sunderlage, DC, LAc, received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1968. He has served as postgraduate faculty member and Lead Acupuncture Instructor at the National University of Health Sciences and at Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Missouri. He is currently a Board Member of the Illinois State Board of Acupuncture Examiners  

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