Swedish Cherry Hill Medicine Clinic Seattle, WA Acudetox Training

  • Hosted by: Angela Easterling


There are 2 segments to this training that must be completed before the trainee will receive their certificate of completion.

1) Trainee must attend all in-person training hours (dates below)
2) Trainee will complete and pass all competencies in an in-person clinic under the supervision of the Registered Trainer. The trainee will also complete 40 treatments under the supervision of me, Angela Easterling or another registered trainer, ADS, or Acupuncturist before their application will be sent to NADA for completion. You will have four months to complete your 40 supervised treatments.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me. Email at the bottom of this page.
Materials Provided:
Training Resource Manual
Additional handouts
Practice Ears
Ear Seed kit with tweezers and pointer
Sleep mix tea
Personal treatment kit: needles for 30 treatments, alcohol swabs, hand sanitizer, clean fields, shuttle, h bobby pins, cotton swabs, 2qt. sharps container, apron, carry bag, and consent forms.

Training Dates:
May 18 th 9:00am-4:00pm Lunch on your own 12:00 noon to 1:00pm
May 19 th 9:00am-2:00pm Please bring a lunch. Time will be limited due to clinic time.

Please reach out to:
Angela Easterling at:
[email protected]

Training Location:
Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Clinic

Swedish Cherry Hill 500 17th Ave Seattle WA 98122

Note: Please check the regulations for your state


DAY 1- Saturday

 Welcome/Introductions Receive a treatment
 COVID Protocols
 The NADA Acudetox Protocol
 History of NADA/Acudetox
 Discussion- Dope is Death documentary
 Unique Benefits
 Clinical Effects
 Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
 Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Concepts as Related to Addiction
 Lets Get to the Point/USE EAR CHARTS
 Needling Techniques & Chairside Manner
 Public Health and Safety
 Clean Needle Technique/CNT
 Exposure Control/Clean Field and Biohazard
 Landscape of the ear/terminology/handouts
 Review the Anatomy of a Needle
 Review Different Types of Needles
 Orientation/Receive Acudetox Supplies and Discussion
 Practice Needling Technique on practice ear
 In-Class needling

DAY 2 – Sunday

 Review Landscape of Ear, 5 points, Needle Practice Ear/HANDOUTS
 Discussion/Questions
 Applications and Outcomes
 Introduction to 1-Step Philosophy
 Phases of Recovery
 Overview of Substances and Withdrawal Symptoms
 The People We Serve
 Harm Reduction, Trauma Informed Care & Language Matters
 PTSD/Trauma Recovery/Criminal Justice
 Co-occurring disorders/Attention Deficit Disorder
 Round Robin with Pointer/Live Models
 Google Classroom Ears/To Needle or not to Needle?
 Ears, Ears, and More Ears- Healthy Ears/Unhealthy Ears
 In-Clinic Needling/role-playing
 The Acupuncture Interface / Program Sustainability
 The Spirit of NADA
 Setting Up Your Clinic
 Client Instructions
 Needling Cautions and Complications
 Needling Practice
 Ear Seeds & Magnets/Ear Seed Application
 Sleepmix Detox Tea

 Ethical, Legal and Practice Issues
 Documentation
 Community Clinic

Event Discussion

Trainer Information

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