Also called the NADA Protocol, in this gentle, effective, drug-free treatment, acupuncture needles are inserted into five places on the outer surface of both ears: the autonomic point, which calms the nervous system and helps with overall relaxation; the shen men or “spirit gate,” which reduces anxiety and nervousness; the kidney point, for calming fears and healing internal organs; the liver point for detoxification, blood purification, and to quell aggression; and the lung point, which promotes aeration and helps clients let go of grief and pain.
Among the benefits reported are reduction in craving, anxiety, relapse, and withdrawal symptoms; improved sleep; and reduced need for pharmaceuticals. Where possible, additional support in the form of therapy, support groups, family or spiritual networks are recommended when working through serious addictions.
This treatment is recommended for:
- Cigarette addiction
- Drug addiction
- Alcohol addiction
For optimal results, at least 3 sessions are recommended.