Acupuncture

NADA Protocol

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol for the treatment of addiction by modifying a protocol used in China for pain relief and opiate withdrawal.

The NADA protocol is a non-verbal approach to healing that involves the placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear. The recipients sit quietly in a group setting for 30-45 minutes.

In addition to addiction recovery, NADA is frequently used to support smoking cessation, weight loss, PTSD, and generalized stress and anxiety.

What are the benefits of NADA?

Benefits from NADA include:

  • Reduced cravings,
  • Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation,
  • Relief from stress and emotional trauma,
  • An easier connection with counseling,
  • A discovery of inner quiet and strength, and
  • Reduction in the need for pharmaceuticals

Why those 5 points?

The five points are: (1) The Autonomic Point which calms the nervous system and helps with overall relaxation; (2) the Shen Men or “spirit gate,” which reduces anxiety and nervousness; (3) the Kidney Point, for calming fears and healing internal organs; (4) the Liver Point for detoxification, blood purification, and to quell aggression; and (5) the Lung Point, which promotes aeration and helps clients let go of grief.

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