The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) is, "a not-for-profit training and advocacy organization, encourages community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster & emotional trauma. We work to improve access and effectiveness of care through promoting policies and practices which integrate NADA-style treatment with other Western behavioral health modalities." info from www.acudetox.com
The protocol involves the placement of small, sterilized, disposable stainless steel needles in five specific locations on each ear of a client receiving treatment. Treatment is typically completed in a group setting on a regular basis and lasts 30-45 minutes per session. During sessions, little interaction between the client and provider occurs and is mostly non-verbal. The NADA Acu-Detox protocol has been successful in reducing cravings for addictions including drugs and alcohol and lessening withdrawal symptoms. Clients report being more relaxed and comfortable after receiving this treatment.
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