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Auricular Acupuncture detoxification?
Acupuncture detoxification is a modality that assists
recovery in many ways.
Psychologically it acts as a balancing component of an
overall treatment program.
As for the social aspect, it lets the client engage in
treatment in a non-threatening way with few verbal commands.
It supports the counseling process.
It is especially effective for clients who:
It supports the administrative processes.
What are the unique
benefits of auricular acupuncture for addiction?
Effective across all addictive substances.
Effective throughout the treatment and recovery process.
Effective along the continuum of care.
Accessible to men and women and adolescents. Accessible cross-culturally.
Treats the whole person, body, mind, emotions, spirit,
just as addiction impairs the whole person.
It is non-verbal and non-performance.
It elicits immediate and long term effects.
It has few contraindications and adverse reactions. It is non-addictive.
It is simple and flexible and inexpensive.
It improves treatment relationships.
It improves the treatment environment and outcomes.
It relieves staff stress.
It is paradoxically even more effective with the clients
who are ‘hardest to treat.
It is consistent and relatively safe.
It is balancing and not-symptom, syndrome dependent.
characteristics of the NADA protocol
It is a non-verbal process.
The patient can be engaged in helpful treatment even
before they are able to tolerate intense or personalized one to one
Auricular Acupuncture provides a solution to some of the
paradoxical problems in addiction treatment.
Acupuncture helps the development of a meditation-like
There are two components to auricular acupuncture
Defining the mechanism of acupuncture as ‘stress relief’
is a serious misunderstanding.
© tcm.health-info.org 2002