Acu-detox treatment (NADA Protocol) was first developed at the Lincoln Recovery Center in the heart of the South Bronx, New York as a treatment for addiction. Currently it has been used in more than 1,500 clinical sites around the world. Multiple studies have shown this method to be an effective treatment for any condition where relaxation or detoxification is needed. In my clinic I also use cupping technique for promoting cleansing and body detoxification.
Who Can Benefit From Acu-detox?
Acu-detox produces extremely positive changes in people with all kind of addictions and addictive behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use, excessive shopping, excessive eating, excessive exercising, and gambling. Additionally, acu-detox may be beneficial for:
- People with fear and anxiety disorders
- Individuals with stressful lifestyle
- People who have memory issues
- People providing care for others
- Anybody working in the corporate world – for improving job performance and team camaraderie and team building
- Anybody who wishes to improve their general health and well-being
According to the NADA UK website, other areas of treatment that incorporate the NADA protocol as an effective intervention have been identified and include: stress, anxiety management & panic disorder, trauma recovery in communities following major catastrophes, aiding recovery from some psychiatric medications dependency, relaxation in young people with behavioral disorders, smoking cessation and improvement in side effects from drug treatment in cancer. This protocol is known to have a calming effect on the central nervous system.
Acu-detox has been shown to significantly decrease cravings for alcohol, drugs, food and withdrawal symptoms, relapse episodes, anxiety, insomnia and agitation. Acu-detox often helps participants become relaxed and more comfortable with their own thoughts, enabling them to experience a sense of “letting go” of tensions and apprehensions, and supporting quiet participation in a group setting with others who are involved in the process of recovery.
Toxicity plays a major role in developing brain chemistry dysfunction which leads to diseases like Bipolar Disorder, ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder), OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and other psychological issues. Acu-detox has resulted in significant improvement in these conditions in adults, as well as children. In children, often magnetic beads are used as a non-needle acupuncture alternative. The beads are placed in specific positions in each ear.
Acu-detox is a specific stand-alone treatment performed by an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, who has received a minimum of 70 hours of training. It involves applying up to 5 acupuncture needles into each ear. In addition to those already mentioned, clients report the following effects from the Acudetox sessions:
In the work place, NADA protocol:
Additionally, studies have shown that when family members of people with addiction and health care providers receive this treatment, they have reported: