NADA 5-Point Protocol
Detoxing from any addiction is physically taxing for the addict and failed attempts at rehab often result in relapses. Ear acupuncture is administered at early stages of recovery to reduce anxiety, reduce physical pain, build immunity, as well as rid the body of toxins. Stimulation of the cranial nerves in the ear directly signals the brain to start producing hormones like Endorphins and Dopamine, which regulate a sense of normality and an overall wellness in the body.
The use of ear acupuncture to facilitate drug and alcohol detoxification dates back to 1972, in Hong Kong and owing to its successful application, has been picked up by The World Health Organization and the U.S. National Institute of Health.
It has been scientifically proven that the time-honored approach of treating disease with acupuncture can help reduce cravings for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine, minimize withdrawal symptoms, increase calmness, better sleep, less agitation and less need for pharmaceuticals, as well as improved prognosis for sobriety.