From the NADA site

NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) is:

"a nonprofit association that conducts training and provides public education about the use

of acupuncture as an adjunct treatment for addictions and mental disorders."

This protocol is always used in the detoxification process as well as helping with addictions. There has been a lot of research with the 5-acupoint protocol for helping with detox from any addiction in conjuction with other therapies. While just one therapy isn't always as useful, the combination is the best.

ear acupuncture Photo: ear acupuncture by amona
The five point protocol is the Heart/Lung, Shen Men, Liver, Kidney, and Sympathetic. There are several publications sold on the NADA website that discuss the use of these points and why in more detail. At OCOM, we are required to take an auricular class, and one term in a detoxification clinics, such as Old Town Clinic, Hooper, or Quest. All have differnt and amazing programs for addiction and recovery needs.

NADA also has a blog! Check here to read the news. There is a yearly conference, usually in April, which is recommended if you would like to become certified.

auricular Photo: auricular by arajane