Change Your Old Habits
The National Acupuncture Detoxifiation Association (NADA) auricular acupuncture protocol is used around the world to help people deal with and recover from a substance abuse.
The NADA protocol has been shown in a variety of clinical settings to be beneficial in the process of detoxification from substance abuse as well as to help with the emotional, physical and psychological attributes involved in addictions. The protocol, in contast with much of Chinese medicine, involve no diagnosis and are usually not modified in any way.
At five designated earpoints in each auricle (outer ear), NADA-trained clinicians apply ultra-fine, sterilized, one-time use stainless steel needles just under the skin where they remain for up to an hour while the patient relaxes quietly in a comfortable chair.
Among the benefits reported by patients and clinitians is a reduction in cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance and need for pharmaceuticals.