NADA Acudetox Clinic
For Stress-Relief, Addictions, Mental Health, Trauma
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm (Drop-In)
NADA Acudetox is a specialized protocol of acupuncture that is performed by placing five thin, sterile, single-use needles at specific Chinese medicine related acupoints on the outer ear. The needles are generally left in place for approximetaly 20 minutes. The client is silent in mediation, prayer, self-support and/or reflection. The protocol is helpful in supporting the challenges of emotional and mental health, addictions, anxiety, stress, emotional trauma, craving, mental illness and/or PTSD. All the five points serve to balance the body's energy and assist the body's healing processes. It restores the calm inner qualities akin to serenity. In general, needling the Sympathetic and Shen Men points produces calming, relaxing and centering effects. The other three points, Kidney, Liver and Lung, correspond to yin organ systems in Chinese medicine. The yin organs are seen as internal, nourishing, nurturing, restorative and supportive. They store the vital substances such as energy and essence. In modern Western medicine, kidney, liver and lung relate to detoxification and cleansing (the organs of elimination). Participants have an opportunity to experience their internal process as a source of strength and renewal.