The auricular acupuncture (NADA) treatment helps anxiety and trauma by having a calming effect on the central nervous system. In this way, it can be very beneficial for withdrawal symptoms from drugs and alcohol, and also cravings.
We have found it beneficial for food cravings as well. If people are suffering disrupted sleep patterns, they may experience a better nights sleep after having the acupuncture.
Generally people feel a greater sense of calm and relaxation with a course of treatment.
NADA is a well known form of acupuncture used for the treatment of detox as well as post traumatic stress. It is commonly used in countries where their is active war and terror to assist the people in stress reduction. It is also used in the US for chemical detox and substance abuse.
The auricular acupuncture is a very simple treatment to give and involves placing up to 5 small acupuncture needles into acupuncture points in the ear. It is given whilst the person is seated, and the needles are left in place for 20 – 40 minutes.
The treatment is very gentle and people usually feel pleasantly sleepy and peaceful, providing a welcome relief from the stresses and strains that life can sometimes bring. It is given in a group setting within a comfortable quiet environment and many people are able to experience the treatment at the same time.
If you are suffering from addictive behaviors whether substance or stress give NADA a try. The practitioners and patients find NADA very helpful in relaxation and stress reduction.