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NADA is an Alternative to Psych Meds in Western Mass: Welcome to the Freedom Center

Guidepoints, May 2011

by Will Hall and Lee Hurter

The Freedom Center (www.freedom-center.org), a peer-led organization in Northampton, Massachusetts, run by and for people labeled with severe 'mental disorders' and people who experience extreme states, has been providing NADA treatments through their free drop-in clinic since 2006.

NADA Visionary Alex Brumbaugh Passed Away 5/29/2013

Alex Brumbaugh, who has recently contributed 4 articles to Guidepoints, passed away on May 29, 2013. Click here to read his obituary. The July issue of Guidepoints will be a tribute issue to Alex and his landmark work in the fields of addiction and acupuncture.


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Veteran's Affairs Evidence Based Guidelines for PTSD

Below are links to the 2010 evidence based manual:

"CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE FOR  MANAGEMENT OF POST­TRAUMATIC STRESS," published by the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs (VA) /US Department of Defense (DoD).

This evidence base manual includes asection on acupuncture, pp 176, assigning a "Good" quality of evidence to acupuncture for treatment of PTSD related symptoms.

The VA and the DoD define clinical practice guidelines as:

"Recommendations for the performance or exclusion of specific procedures or services derive  through a rigorous methodological approach that includes: Determination of appropriate criteria, such as effectiveness, efficacy, population benefit, or patient satisfaction and a literature review to determine the strength of the evidence in relation to these criteria."

Here's the link to the full 260 pp+ manual:  http://www.healthquality.va.gov/post_traumatic_stress_disorder_ptsd.asp

Here's the short summary:  http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/pages/overview-treatment-research.asp

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