Addressing Depression, Anxiety, Hypertension, and Addiction through Acudetox

Since the protocol was developed, new studies have shown hope for suicidal individuals. Today, the Indian military uses the protocol to treat officers who may have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), suicidal thoughts, and depression.  It is remarkable just how much this protocol can do as psychiatric hospitals across Northern Europe have now included this in their treatment; seeing a significant reduction in the use of benzodiazepine medication to sedate indviduals. 

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Healing with Ear Acudetox

The NADA protocol is a 30 - 45 minute treatment where practitioners “apply up to 5 fine-gauge, sterilized, on-time use stainless steel needles just under the skin at designated points in each ear. The procedure functions as an adjunct within a comprehensive treatment program that offers other therapeutic elements including counseling, education, family involvement, mutual support group involvement, and supportive medical health care. Clients in all types of treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, incarcerated, shelters, harm reduction and street outreach can utilize this treatment. Among the benefits reported by both clients and clinicians are improved program retention, a more optimistic and cooperative attitude toward the process of recovery, as well as reductions in cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance and need for pharmaceuticals.The NADA protocol is also commonly referred to as: acudetox, acupuncture detoxification, five point ear acupuncture protocol, five point protocol, 5NP.” 

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