Menu Close
The NADA protocol is a type of acupuncture that involves the insertion of five needles into specific points in each ear. The procedure is sometimes referred to as "ear acupuncture" or "auricular acupuncture." NADA stands for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, which developed the protocol to help individuals who are struggling with addiction or substance abuse. The five points that are targeted during the NADA protocol are known as Shen Men, Sympathetic, Kidney, Liver, and Lung. These points are believed to have a calming and balancing effect on the body's nervous system, which can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and cravings for drugs or alcohol. The protocol is often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counselling, support groups, and other therapies. However, it's important to note that the NADA protocol is not a standalone treatment for addiction or substance abuse. It should be used in conjunction with other evidence-based treatments and under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. What is NADA for: • Post traumatic stress syndrome • General stress • Trauma recovery in communities following major catastrophes • Mental health • Anxiety management and panic disorder • Aiding recovery from some prescribed medication dependency • Promotes relaxation in young people with behavioural disorders • Smoking cessation • Weight loss / gain • Ameliorating side effects from drug treatment in cancer, HEP C, HIV/AIDS • Helps the Immune system • The protocol is known to have a calming effect on the central nervous system. Read more