Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services CLOSED Training


Apr 17, 2024-May 3, 2024    
8:30 am-4:30 pm

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Henrico Mental Health and Developmental Services Board
10299 Woodman Rd, Glen Allen, VA, 23060

Event Type

This training is at the invitation by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Develpmental Servies and is NOT open to the general public. Trainees will be chosen by the Department. The training is five days in person and requires prelcass and postclass homestudy and clinical practice.

Materials provided

Training Resource Manual Reading Assignments
Additional handouts (VA regulations, Clinical log, Acudetox, Why and How, Class assignments)
Plastic Ears
Beads and Seeds Kit with tool
Sleep mix tea
Link to resource materials
Personal kit, provided at Clinical Class,containing: needles for 30 treatments, various sizes, 30 alcohol swabs, hand sanitizer, mask, clean field, sharp shuttle, hair ties, bobby pins, eraser, cotton pads, cotton tipped swabs, gloves, transport container

All additional treatment supplies for the practice clinic, including consent forms and first aid.

Materials to be provided by students:
Pen, clipboard, snacks

Class One: 8:30–4:30
Guided tour of materials
Needles, Beads, and Sleep Mix tea
Acuwellness experience
NADA: historical roots, mission statement, evidence based practice – Points to Change
Preclass assignment review
Nature of Acudetox/energy medicine – the very basics
Ear anatomy, intro to points
The five acudetox points

Write: Identify a time in your life when receiving acudetox would have been helpful. How might it have contributed?
Read: TRM 15 – 20, 36, 37
Do: practice finding the points using the pointer, drink and offer Sleep mix tea, wear and offer beads and seeds.

Class Two, 8:30 – 4:30
Homework review
Acudetox based treatment program models
Point Location review
Safety, clean needle technique, ethics pledge
Clinical materials introduction
Introduction to Needling
Needling practice
First Needling experience

Read: TRM 32- 35,41-48,
Write: Develop a NADA acudetox 5NP “elevator speech”
Do: Look at ears – on video and real life, notice the variety. Practice needling the eraser, the plastic ears, your family/friends

Class Three – 8:30 – 4:30
Point location/needling review
Clinical concerns
Protocol Modifications
Introduction to Chi/Five Phases
2 Practice clinics

Read: TRM 83 – 89
Write: Spend some time observing the natural world. Where do you see transformation? Where do you see balance? Imbalance?
Do: Be kind to yourself. Nourish your Yin. Get a treatment.
Practice, Practice, Practice – provide at least 10, 15 is better, treatments between now and Jan 26.

Class Four, 8:30 – 4:30
Review clinical experiences
More about “the points”
Develop a NADA acudetox 5NP “elevator speech”
Safety and Consent
Working with trauma: “Unimagined Bridges” video
CLinics x 2

Write/Design a poster, brochure or press release for an acudetox program.
Read: TRM 119-121,140,144-153
Do: Recruit patients for our practice clinics

Class Five 8:30 – 4:30
Acudetox experience
Clinical review/concerns
Patient Management scenarios
Program implementation
Practice clinics x 2
ADS competencies

All assignments and clinical competency must be completed before a Certificate of Completion is awarded.


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