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NADA Auricular Acupuncture: Support for Addiction, Stress, Hot Flushes, PTSD and More

Updated: Oct 20, 2023


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In our latest blog post we’re going to look at the benefits of the NADA Auricular Acupuncture system – a new offering available at Acupuncture Surrey. The NADA Auricular Acupuncture method is a remarkable approach to holistic healing that has gained recognition for its efficacy in treating various conditions, including addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, hot flushes and night sweats, PTSD, and more. In this post, we'll delve into the essence of auricular acupuncture, its connection to the NADA protocol, and how this technique has been proven to be beneficial for those seeking relief from these symptoms.


Understanding Auricular Acupuncture


Auricular acupuncture is a unique branch of classical Chinese medicine that focuses on stimulating key acupuncture points on the ear. The ear is believed to have a microsystem that corresponds to various organs and systems within our body. These specific points on the ear can be stimulated to influence the corresponding areas in the body, promoting balance and wellness.


Auricular acupuncture is a gentle and minimally invasive procedure that involves the insertion of fine needles into the ear's acupoints. By stimulating these points, acupuncturists can help alleviate various physical and emotional issues.


The NADA Protocol: A Powerful Auricular Acupuncture Technique


The NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) Protocol is a well-established and highly regarded application of auricular acupuncture. It was developed in the 1970s as a holistic approach to treating addiction and substance abuse, but it has since been found to be beneficial for a wide range of conditions.


The NADA protocol involves the insertion of small, sterilized needles into specific points on the outer ear. These points are carefully chosen to address not only addiction-related issues but also a variety of other concerns, including stress, anxiety, and sleep disturbances.


Conditions the NADA Protocol can Help


The NADA Protocol has shown promise in addressing a wide range of conditions and concerns. It is notably effective in treating addiction and substance abuse and we cover that in more detail below. Beyond addiction, the NADA Protocol has been found to be beneficial for managing stress, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. It can also be a valuable tool in addressing symptoms associated with trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and emotional imbalances. Moreover, this holistic approach has demonstrated its potential in alleviating physical discomfort, including pain, nausea, and the side effects of chemotherapy (including hot flushes and night sweats).


NADA for Addiction Recovery


The NADA protocol is perhaps most renowned for its effectiveness in addiction recovery. It works by calming the nervous system, reducing cravings, and helping individuals cope with the emotional challenges that often accompany the journey to sobriety. Research and clinical experience have shown that NADA acupuncture can:


· Reduce cravings for addictive substances.

· Improve emotional stability and mental clarity.

· Enhance the effectiveness of other addiction treatment methods.

· Support individuals in the recovery process.


NADA for Hot Flushes and Night Sweats


The NADA Protocol offers a ray of hope to individuals experiencing hot flushes and night sweats, whether due to menopause or as a side effect of cancer treatment.


For menopausal patients, these symptoms can be profoundly disruptive, affecting their quality of life and overall well-being. The NADA Protocol can help by regulating hormonal imbalances, promoting relaxation, and reducing stress levels, thereby mitigating the intensity and frequency of hot flushes and night sweats. Similarly, for patients who are dealing with these symptoms as a consequence of cancer treatments like chemotherapy, the NADA Protocol can provide much-needed relief. It offers a holistic, non-invasive approach to alleviate these discomforting side effects, contributing to enhanced comfort and a better quality of life.


The NADA Auricular Acupuncture method is a versatile and effective technique that has shown remarkable results in addressing a wide range of symptoms. This holistic approach can be a valuable complement to conventional treatments, enhancing the overall well-being of individuals seeking relief from these challenges. If you are in Surrey and interested in exploring the benefits of NADA auricular acupuncture, don't hesitate to reach out to Acupuncture Surrey at info@acupuncture-surrey.co.uk .


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