Oct 25, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019Transitions Clinic
This course is the standardized NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) 5-Point Protocol training. It includes a 30-hour didactic classroom education and a practicum opportunity at the local drug treatment program where the course is held, with further opportunities at a weekend conference (California Association at a hotel in Sacramento the weekdays following the course. To receive the NADA certificate of completion of requirements for Acudetox Specialist participants must needle forty people, sign the NADA Ethics Pledge, demonstrate proficiency in the NADA 5-point protocol, write a description of one visit each to an Alcoholics Anonymous and a Narcotics Anonymous meeting, and pass the final exam given at the end of the course.
For acupuncturists there is an overview of addiction as a medical pathology, a culture, and a state of being that is genetically determined but easily influenced by environmental conditions; strategies for approaching clients, administrators, and funders; review of Clean Needle Technique and diseases common to this population; pharmaceuticals prescribed for addiction treatment; and nutritional approaches to addictive disorders.
If you are a physician you will also learn to insert acupuncture needles as well as use magnets, Chinese herb seeds, and micro-amperage electromagnetic stimulation of ear locations to create the desired outcome. Additionally, for non-acupuncturists, there is an overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its perspective on addictive disorders.
The clinical practicum might also be completed at another time after the initial training, but will need to be done in Sacramento or during a future NADA class given by this instructor.