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Acupuncture
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NADA Protocol for the Pandemic – Returning to In-person Treatment

NADA Protocol

The NADA Protocol can be easily used in any location where a group of people can sit together. It is most commonly used for addictions, behavioral health, disasters & emotional trauma. It is a technique that is versatile, effective and economical.

Training

A variety of  Healthcare Practitioners and Community Members have been trained as Auricular Detox Specialists (ADS)  including addiction workers, acupuncturists, community health workers, social workers, and family members.

Resources

We have a robust resource section full of research articles, videos, eligibility requirements for training, and more. Joining NADA will open up access to all past issues of our newsletter, Guidepoints, as well as other documents.

Join Us in the Spirit of NADA

The Spirit of NADA creates a zone of peace within
so patients can begin to experience their
own inner strengths.  ~ Michael Smith

Latest News

New Registered Trainers for Arizona

New Registered Trainers for Arizona

I believe there should be no obstruction of law in learning the protocol, given the roots of this specific application. The NADA protocol belongs to the people. – Rhonda Coleman, a new Registered Trainer in Arizona

What if EVERYONE was an  acupuncturist?

What if EVERYONE was an acupuncturist?

by Nora Madden This article was originally published as a blog on the Community Acupuncture Network’s (CAN) forum on June 8, 2009. Reprinted with permission by the author in the  Summer 2021 Guidepoints Issue. Sign-up to receive Guidepoints in your inbox...

Take Action this Indigenous People’s Day

Take Action this Indigenous People’s Day

Today, we invite you to join us in intentionally celebrating Indigenous People’s Day, an action that should not be confined to this day, October 11th, but rather, something we should all strive to incorporate into our daily lives. We aim to use this statement to...

Letter from Lisa Rohleder about Michael Smith

This article comes from Guidepoints News from NADA Summer 2021 Issue. Sign-up to receive Guidepoints in your inbox quartlery. The Guidepoints newsletter is the only publication devoted to the sharing and dissemination of our NADA work on an international scale. Become...

The Tiny State of Rhode Island  Makes a Big Difference

The Tiny State of Rhode Island Makes a Big Difference

by Cris Monteiro This article comes from Guidepoints News from NADA Summer 2021 Issue. Sign-up to receive Guidepoints in your inbox quartlery. The Guidepoints newsletter is the only publication devoted to the sharing and dissemination of our NADA work on an...

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The Guidepoints digital newsletter is the only publication devoted to the sharing and dissemination of our NADA work on an international scale.

We publish news in the field relating to advocacy and research developments, share emerging clinical practices, and provide profiles of programs that have implemented NADA services in an innovative and accessible way.

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