Traditional full-body Acupuncture, NADA-Style ear acupuncture and electrical point therapy stimulation are a clinically effective, cost-efficient, drug-free adjunct therapy that is compatible cross-culturally. Both standardized auricular acupuncture and the larger 2000-year-old medical tradition originated in China and continue to function as the main health care system in place for hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide. While for most of its long and notable history its practice was confined to Asia, in the past half century, its use and acceptance in the United States, Canada and Europe has seen an unprecedented growth.
Acupuncture effectively targets behavioral health issues including pain relief, chronic and acute injury, addictions, stress, mental health, disaster relief & emotional trauma management. It is used by Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) on trauma relief victims from Hurricane Katrina and Rita, Army Veterans, Coast Guard, FEMA, Police and SWAT teams, as well as classified and recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to treat or assist with a host of conditions included but not limited to:
- Back, neck, shoulder pain
- Weight Loss
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohns & Colitis
- Bells Palsy
- Arthritis, inflammatory processes, swollen joints
- Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) syndrome
- Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Pregnancy discomfort
- High Blood Pressure
Combining Acupuncture with other Western behavioral health modalities such as massage, counseling, education, medical support and self-help groups such as AA and NA enhances opportunities for success.
How does in-office NADA-style Ear Acupuncture work?
- This non-verbal approach to healing is given in a designated space like a conference room or a private office
- It involves the gentle placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear.
- The treatment is received dressed and involves sitting quietly while the needles are in place for 30-45 minutes while the Licensed Acupuncturist guides breathing, visualizations, and affirmations.
- The needles are then removed and disposed-of in special containers.
- The treatment is safe, painless and non-invasive.
- Minimized withdrawal symptoms
- Increased calm, better sleep and less agitation
- Relief from stress and emotional trauma
- An easier connection with counseling
- A discovery of inner quiet and strength
- An intention for recovery
A little bit of History of NADA Acupuncture...
For centuries, various cultures around the world have placed needles in precise locations on the body to relieve pain and treat disease. Only since 1972, when a Hong Kong neurosurgeon, H.L. Wen, M.D., discovered that acupuncture could alleviate the symptoms of opiate withdrawal, has this method been used for detoxification and relapse prevention.
First introduced in the United States on an outpatient basis in 1974 at Lincoln Hospital, NY, acupuncture detoxification is now a standard practice in substance abuse programs. In 1987, Bullock, Culliton and Olander published the first of many research reports now available on the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating addiction. Acupuncture detoxification has grown rapidly, evolved and is now used effectively for acute and prolonged withdrawal as well as relapse prevention.
More than 1,000 programs in the United States and Canada now use NADA-style acupuncture as a stress reduction and calming technique to reduce stress in HIV patients, trauma victims, disaster relief personnel, people with addictions, psychiatric illness, sickle cell and more.
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