Acupuncture Helps Programs More Than Patients
NADA Conference, May 1993 Michael 0. Smith, M.D., D.Ac. Director, Substance Abuse Division (Lincoln Hospital) Read the full presentation. ACUPUNCTURE HELPS PROGRAMS MORE THAN PATIENTS
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 Use of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Drug Addiction
Article by Mutulu Shakur, D.Ac., and Michael Smith, M.D. in the American Journal of Acupuncture 1979
NADA Changes the Dominant Paradigm (PDF Handout)
PDF handout of Michael Smith’s essay ‘NADA Changes the Dominant Paradigm’
Harvard video series on ear acupuncture research starts in New Hampshire
Harvard University’s Asia Center just published a two part video series by scholar, Eana Meng, chronicling her global journey to uncover the roots and branches of ear acupuncture, including the NADA Protocol. “Origin stories are hard to pinpoint. Instead of trying to figure out the start and end points, I want to look at the connection in transmission of the practice and knowledge. Just like acupuncture, the way to understand the following stories is to look at the unexpected connections. Connections between seventies revolutionaries in New York to present day prisons in England. From those in recovery clinics in Hungary to police officers in India and even First responders on Ground Zero post 9–11.”
Back to the Future: The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) Protocol Persists as an Agent of Social Justice and Community Healing by the People and for the People
An analysis of the Lincoln experience can inform how best to respond to the social unrest that is now manifesting across the country and across color and socio-economic lines in support of Black and Brown lives. Coming full circle, explosive social unrest has returned to challenge us here in the US.
Liberation Acupuncture and the Road of Recovery Ahead of Us
by Ryan Bemis This article first was published in Medicinal Roots Magazine Summer 2020 Issue and has been republished here with permission from the author and publisher. In February 2020, on the eve of the Coronavirus outbreak in the Americas, I’m sitting in a circle...
Decarcerate Our Prisons With Support From the Spirit of NADA
By Chuck Pyle These are troubling and scary times as we face an international pandemic and persistent national protests against the fatal consequences of the racial injustice of law enforcement in the United States. It is an even scarier time if you are incarcerated...
Featured Resource: Beads and Seeds Outreach Tools
Beads and seeds are a simple technique to offer support for hard times. In our ‘Beads and Seeds’ Resources section, we have a compilation of articles and research on beads and seeds.
Acupuncture and the NADA protocol in the treatment of pregnant women, mothers and their babies
Acupuncture applied by midwives in Germany Typically applied during pregnancy during labor after child birth until the baby turns one Read the full article (.pdf) Acupuncture and the NADA protocol in the treatment of pregnant women, mothers and their...
NADA Protocol – Integrative Acupuncture in Addictions
Written by Kenneth Carter, MD, MPH and Michelle Olshan-Perlmutter, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC for the Journal of Addictions Nursing. It recognizes NADA as a best practice in the treatment of substance use disorders.
Drugs Brain and Behaviour
The Neuroscience of Addiction and Trauma Libby Stuyt, MD NADA Training September 2015 Click here for a PDF of the article.
Acudetox: Lost, Stolen or Strayed?
A GuidePoints series of Articles by Alex Brumbaugh copyright © 2016 National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Published by the NADA Literature clearinghouse, Laramie, Wy Click here for a PDF of the Articles.
Ear Acupoints for Trauma Recovery and Healing
in collaboration with the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) A simple ear point stimulation technique can offer support for hard times. Based upon our experience as NADA providers, small magnetic beads or seeds can be taped to points on the external ear by any volunteer with...
Best Practice Manual on Addictions (SAMHSA/CSAT TIP 45)
Excerpt from Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 45 The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regularly publishes Treatment Improvement Protocol...
Articulos en Espanol
Humberto Brocca y Sandra Tovar Kuri, de NADA Mexico, escribieron un serie de articulos 'Acupuntura y Desintoxicación´en el periodico LiberAddictus. Lo primer parte de este serie puede leer aqui: http://gabybiologycr.over-blog.es/article-36647576.html El segundo parte...
Veteran’s Affairs Evidence Based Guidelines for PTSD
Clinical Practice Guideline For Management of Posttramatic Stress published by the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs (VA) /US Department of Defense (DoD). This evidence base manual includes a section on acupuncture, pp 176, assigning a "Good" quality of evidence to...
How Sleepmix Tea Came to Be
How Sleepmix Tea Came to Be by Ryan Bemis “Psychiatric patients don’t want super duper soup.” ~ Michael O. Smith NADA co-founder and psychiatrist Michael O. Smith recently told program administrators at a workshop that soup and friendship were “the best technology”...
Ear Acupuncture and Humanitarian Aid
History, application, and improvement of the NADA model by Ryan Bemis, DOM, NADA RT © 2013 National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Download a PDF of the article (with graphics). Abstract The NADA model is a training and therapy approach involving a...
Military Needs Can be Partially Filled by Acupuncture
Employee Use and Perceived Benefit of a CAM Wellness Clinic a Major Military Hospital Alaine Duncan, Janet Liechty, Cathy Miller, Gail Chinoy, & Richard Ricciardi May 15, 2011 link to full document (.pdf) Plenary Session II_Military Needs Can Be Partially Fulfilled by...