Muriel Agnes, MAEd, PhD is the founder of the Vital Principle Institute, a ten year old institute and the only place in the world that offers a comprehensive training in the German style of auricular acupuncture in the English language.
Muriel began in this field by studying other versions of auricular acupuncture in 1999, and completed a PhD in Energy Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Norm Shealy, with a focus on the accuracy of the assessment tool discovered by Dr. Paul Nogier: the Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS) also known as the Nogier Pulse. In 2003, Muriel brought Dr. Beate Strittmatter, Education Director of the Academy of Auricular Medicine of Germany, to Canada to teach health professionals; and so, the Vital Principle Institute began.
Muriel has had the privilege of being mentored by Dr. Strittmatter, along with Auricular expert, Dr. Peter Gross, in the German system. She has been practicing and teaching this system of auricular medicine over these past 12 years with great satisfaction.