Rutland Vermont Acudetox Training with Angela Easterling

Rutland Vermont Acudetox Training with Angela Easterling


Oct 6, 2023-Oct 8, 2023    
9:00 am-4:00 pm

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Acudetox Training with Angela Easterling
This is a 3 day Intensive training- All parts of this training are in person.

There are 3 segments to this training that must be completed before the trainee will receive their certificate of completion.
1) Trainee must watch the Zoom recording and complete homework assignments.
2) Trainee must attend all in-person training hours (dates below)
3) Trainee will complete and pass all competencies in an in-person clinic under the supervision of the Registered Trainer. The trainee will also complete 40 treatments under the supervision of me, Angela Easterling or another registered trainer, ADS, or Acupuncturist before their application will be sent to NADA for completion. You will have 3 months to complete your 40 supervised treatments.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me. Email at the bottom of this page.

Materials Provided:
Training Resource Manual
Additional handouts
Practice Ears
Ear Seed kit with tweezers and pointer
Sleep mix tea

Training Dates:
October 6th – 9:00am-4:00pm
October 7th – 9:00am-4:00pm
October 8th – 9:00am-2:00pm

Please reach out to Angela Easterling at:

Training Location:
Bradford Psychiatric Associates
199 Stratton Road
Rutland, VT 05701

DAY 1- Friday

Welcome to NADA- What’s it all about?
 Welcome/Introductions
 COVID Protocols
 Receive an AcuDetox treatment
 The NADA Acudetox Protocol
 History of NADA/Acudetox
 Discussion- Dope is Death documentary
 Unique Benefits
 Clinical Effects
 Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
 Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Concepts as Related to Addiction
 Let’s Get to the Point/USE EAR CHARTS
 Needling Techniques & Chairside Manner
 Public Health and Safety
 Clean Needle Technique
 Exposure Control/Clean Field and Biohazard
 Landscape of the ear/terminology/handouts

DAY 2 – Saturday

Needle Placement, the 5 Points, Clean Needle, The People We Serve

 Discussion/Questions
 Review Landscape of Ear, 5 points, Needle Practice Ear/HANDOUTS
 Review the Anatomy of a Needle
 Review Different Types of Needles
 Orientation/Receive Acudetox Supplies and Discussion
 Practice Needling Technique on practice ear
 Applications and Outcomes
 Phases of Recovery
 Overview of Substances and Withdrawal Symptoms
 The People We Serve
 Harm Reduction, Trauma Informed Care & Language Matters
 PTSD/Trauma Recovery
 Co-occurring disorders
 Attention Deficit Disorder
 Criminal Justice
 Beyond Acudetox
 Needling practice/ Chairside Manner/Body Mechanics
 Round Robin with Pointer/Live Models
 Google Classroom Ears/To Needle or not to Needle?
 Ears, Ears, and More Ears- Healthy Ears/Unhealthy Ears
 In-Clinic Needling/role-playing

DAY 3 – Sunday

Spirit Of NADA, Ethical Practice, Brining it all Together
 The Acupuncture Interface / Program Sustainability
 The Spirit of NADA
 Setting Up Your Clinic
 Client Instructions
 Needling Cautions and Complications
 Ear Seeds & Magnets/Ear Seed Application
 Sleepmix Detox Tea
 Ethical, Legal, and Practice Issues
 Documentation
 Submit all paperwork

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