Auricular acupuncture or Acudetox is an effective, safe, low-cost, drug-free therapy to treat addictions, anxiety, depression, PTSD and psychological and emotional trauma. Acudetox can help reduce cravings, insomnia, drug dreams, anxiety and depression during addictions withdrawal, as part of prevention for at risk groups, and can be used to help prevent relapse.  This style of acupuncture is known to activate the vagus nerve.  It also stimulates the release of endorphins and helps regulate serotonin and dopamine, the brain chemicals involved with addiction.  It provides deep relaxation and helps restore internal harmony, which supports the patient in their own process of recovery.  Research supports the use of AcuDetox to improve retention rates and reduce recidivism.
The NADA Protocol is a non-verbal approach to healing.
NADA involves the gentle placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear.The recipients sit quietly in a group setting for 30-45 minutes allowing the treatment to take effect.
NADA ear acupuncture is an adjunct therapy which is clinically effective, cost-efficient, drug-free and compatible cross-culturally.It can easily be established within behavioral health, addictions or disaster relief settings or in any location that a group of people can sit together.
The combined application of acupuncture with counseling, education, medical support and self-help groups such as AA enhances opportunities for success.

Benefits of Acudetox

Reduced cravings for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine

Minimized withdrawal symptoms

Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation

Relief from stress and emotional trauma

An easier connection with counseling

A discovery of inner quiet and strength