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NADA

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 60 Canadian dollars
  • Customer's Place

Service Description

Michael O Smith, from New York founded the organization called "National Acupuncture Detoxification Association" also known as NADA. I went to my first session a few months ago and the second I walked through the doors, I knew that I'd like to add this to my tool box. NADA has presently trained of over 10,000 counselors, social workers, nurses, medical doctors, psychologists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, outreach workers, drug court judges, corrections officers and others to use the protocol. And by this fall, they will have 10,001 -- ME!! Why NADA? For me, when the bat signal is raised and communities are in crisis mode, I'll be able to show up with others and contribute to supporting a community that needs help at a time of crisis to deal with some of the traumatic events that happened. IE: Fort Mac Fires, Hawaii Volcanoes, NY 911. This association asks its member to go into communities and teach & train the community to use this protocol to help heal them and they do it in such a way that the community can be self-sufficient with the protocol going forward. How Does NADA Work? IF you are an acupuncturist you can be trained to use needles by applying five fine-gauge, sterilized, one-time use stainless steel needles just under the skin at designated points in each ear. If you are common folk like me, you will use special small black "seeds" from the vaccaria plant (check it out on google) or magnetized metal beads that would be secured on the patient's ear with a piece of adhesive tape over the same five specific acupuncture points. ​ The needles and or seeds will remain there for 30-45 minutes as the patient relaxes. The beautiful part is this technique is usually done with groups of people sitting around together while undergoing the treatment. The procedure functions as an adjunct within a comprehensive treatment program that offers other therapeutic elements including counseling, education, family involvement, mutual support group involvement, and supportive medical health care. Benefits of NADA? Patients in all types of treatment settings including inpatient, outpatient, incarcerated, shelters, harm reduction and street outreach can utilize this treatment. Among the benefits reported by both patients and clinicians are reduced cravings, increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation,relief from stress and emotional trauma, an easier connection with counseling, and a discovery of inner quiet and strength.