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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
Rhonda Coleman is a new Registered Trainer in Arizona.
I’m so happy to hear of the change to the statute in Arizona allowing any interested community member to be trained in the NADA protocol. Hopefully other states will follow this lead. I recently moved from Colorado where the laws regarding the practice of NADA expanded as well. 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. Those opposing non-licensed individuals being trained are working against the founding principles of those that made this all possible. I would like to express my personal thanks to all who had a hand in bringing to light the history of the NADA organization, and to all who have worked so diligently to have laws changed.
To contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.watermama.org. Rhonda works as a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, and is a columnist for CULTURS, public speaker and active organizer promoting health equity.
Nobi Pyle also recently completed her training to become a NADA trainer in Arizona, where the new law has just gone into effect. As a new trainer, she wants to focus on three things:
- First, there are a lot of acudetox specialists (ADSes) in Arizona who are no longer certified with the Arizona Acupuncture Board because they’ve changed employment or a program has been abandoned. I would like to do a refresher course for these former ADSes so they can become recertified and treat people again.
- Second, I enjoy working with Tribal communities, so I would like to continue working on the Navajo Nation and other American Indian reservations that have an interest in using the NADA protocol.
- Another focus of my work is in correctional settings. I would like to train staff in jails, prisons and halfway houses so that residents and staff can have more frequent access to acudetox.