My mission is to introduce as many people as possible to the NADA 5-point ear acupuncture protocol so that they can consider incorporating this tool into their tool box when helping people recover from drug, alcohol and tobacco addictions, behavioral health problems, stress and/or trauma and to introduce as many people as possible to this protocol by:
- Training people in Colorado who legally meet the criteria to be trained
- Training Acudetox Specialists to become Registered Trainers of NADA in Colorado when they meet the appropriate criteria
- Referring people to other trainers in the state or in other states
- Advocating to change the laws in other states to expand the scope of practice for acudetox so that more people can be trained, and ultimately more people can benefit from the healing properties of acudetox
After leading NADA through the past few years as Board President, I want to bring awareness of and broader approval of this treatment to Colorado and states that do not presently allow others than full-body acupuncturists or physicians to apply this standardized protocol.
Acupuncture is a method of treatment that has been used in China for over three thousand years for a variety of ailments. Auricular acupuncture for the treatment of addiction is a relatively recent development in the history of this ancient art. In 1972 a neurosurgeon in Hong Kong discovered that acupuncture alleviated withdrawal symptoms in opiate dependent patients who were undergoing surgical analgesia for other disorders.
Over the next twenty-five years this treatment was extensively studied, expanded and improved and is now used successfully in the treatment of all types of drug addictions as well as trauma and PTSD. It is time to bring this good news to professionals throughout North America, and Inspired Treatment wants to help with this effort.