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Remembering John Ackerman

Remembering John Ackerman

By Ruth Ackerman John Ackerman, an early practitioner and advocate of the NADA protocol, died August 2, 2020 after a long struggle with Lewy Body Dementia in Santa Barbara, California. Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, John completed his undergraduate studies at the...

Cherokee Healer Who Touched Many Lives: Arlo Orian Starr

Cherokee Healer Who Touched Many Lives: Arlo Orian Starr

By Phyllis Spears Some individuals come into our lives and change it, change us. We don’t even know or feel this change happening, it’s so subtle. We are encouraged, opened up, asked to take a leap of faith. So, in spite of our fear or struggle, we do it! And we begin...

Statement of Solidarity with the AAPI Community

Statement of Solidarity with the AAPI Community

NADA stands in solidarity with the AAPI community to #StopAsianHate. We send our love and support to our AAPI members. The NADA protocol is a tool of community wellness and liberation, which is a practice rooted in traditional East Asian lineages. We are indebted to...

Remembering Victorina Molitas Ducat

Remembering Victorina Molitas Ducat

By Joan Palaci Joan Palaci is an acudetox specialist in the Cordillera region of the Philippines. Victorina Molitas Ducat, Vicky or Doc Vicky to those who knew her, served the Cordillera region of the Philippines and other far-flung communities, first as a dentist and...

Danish Hospice Integrates NADA in Its Entire Program

Danish Hospice Integrates NADA in Its Entire Program

By Lars Wiinblad Ten years of experience in Danish hospices show that the NADA protocol helps with stress, anxiety, pain,and that it also reduces the need for medication in palliative care.  Also NADA can bypass much of the verbal denial and resistance that might...

The People’s Detox available for viewing online

The People’s Detox available for viewing online

The People’s Detox, directed by Jenna Bliss, will be available for viewing from March 8th to April 18th 2021. In her 2018 film, Jenna Bliss uses documentary storytelling to explore the history of a revolutionary drug clinic in New York City in the 1970s that profoundly transformed contemporary notions of health and care.

Announcing a NADA History Series

Announcing a NADA History Series

NADA Full Circle: Looking Back Into the Future Learn more and register for the upcoming History Event November 10, 2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of the takeover of Lincoln Hospital and founding of Lincoln Detox. Public attention on NADA’s early revolutionary years...

Membership Spotlight: Tenisha Dandridge

Membership Spotlight: Tenisha Dandridge

Tenisha Dandridge (Sacramento, CA) Tenisha Dandridge, a Sacramento native, is an acupuncturist who is passionate about closing the racial health disparities gap in the United States. She is the owner/acupuncturist of Everyone's Place, the only mobile acupuncture...

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

March marks Women's History Month. Throughout this month, we'll be sharing resources that highlight and commemorate the many contributions of women to the past and present practice of the NADA protocol. We'll be collecting the resources on this page. Have a...

Organizational Spotlight: Black Acupuncturist Association

Organizational Spotlight: Black Acupuncturist Association

As part of Black History month, we're featuring an organization that NADA member Tenisha Dandridge founded: Black Acupuncturist Association (BAA). Dandridge serves as President of BAA, a national platform for Black acupuncturists in the United States and those who...

Membership Spotlight: Sharon Jennings-Rojas

Membership Spotlight: Sharon Jennings-Rojas

A daughter of Jamaican immigrants, I grew up in several places. Born in Denmark Hill, London, my parents trained as health care professionals (my mother, a registered nurse; and my father, a hospital administrator). My later years were spent living in the South Bronx, Queens, and going to church in Brooklyn. I’ve spent considerable time in the Caribbean and Africa where the connection between health care and wellness (body, mind and soul) is deeply rooted to faith based systems and spiritual practices. This is why my work with the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center really spoke to me and paved the path of community health and wellness that I continue to advocate for.

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month 2021

February marks Black History Month. Throughout this month, we'll be sharing resources that highlight and commemorate the many contributions of the Black community to acupuncture in the United States. We'll be collecting the resources on this page. Have a suggestion?...

NADA Work in Australia Grows

NADA Work in Australia Grows

In late 2020, Sydney based Acupuncture for Community launched a new website. Check-out their work and latest news & events. There is NADA work in dozens of countries across the world. Learn more about NADA work beyond North America. Acupuncture for Community is...