Acupuncture for addition, stress and trauma

Written by Angela Lai

With the opiod crisis in our mist, more and more people are finding themselves becoming an “addict.” This term may be tabboo for some generation but fortuntely, the stigma is changing and so therefore, more people are willing and able to get the help they need.

Acupuncture is a wonderful, non-invasive, non-drug therapy tool to help people overcome their addictions. May it be smoking, prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, stress or emotional, trauma, an acupuncture protocol called NADA is here to help

National Addiction Detoxification Association was developed in the 1970’s in a Bronx hospital in New York. It uses auricular (ear) acupuncture to help

  • 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

PBS recently had a program (Dec 8, 2018) had coverage about NADA being used at the McGuire VA hospital. NADA coupled with counseling helps the person beat their addiction in an effective and safe manner.

See if your local acupuncturist knows the NADA protocol if you have an addiction problem.

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