Dr. Terry Oleson is an internationally known lecturer in the field of auriculotherapy. He received his Ph.D. in Psychobiology from the University of California at Irvine in 1973 and went on to conduct pioneering research on auricular diagnosis and auricular acupuncture at the UCLA Pain Management Center.

Dr. Oleson has published over 30 scientific articles and two books on auricular acupuncture, including the Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture and the International Handbook of Ear Reflex Points.

Dr. Oleson has presented his work on standardized auricular nomenclature at meetings of the World Health Organization in 1990 and has been a principal speaker at other international symposiums on auricular medicine held in China in 1995, 2005, 2010, and in France in 1994, 2000, 2006.

Dr. Oleson was co-chair of the International Consensus Conference on Acupuncture, Auriculotherapy, and Auricular Medicine that was held in 1999 and again in 2006. He is President of the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute and he is on the faculty of Emperor’s College, the American University of Complementary Medicine and Ryokan College. In 1998, Dr. Oleson received the Auricular Acupuncture of the Year Award from the International Congress of Chinese Medicine. Dr. Oleson serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and on the journal Medical Acupuncture. His private practice is on the Westside of Los Angeles, California.