This information on Acudetox was sent to me by my friend Daisy a good while ago – thank you Daisy!
AcuDetox is also known as: acupuncture detoxification, auriculoacupuncture, auriculotherapy, ear acupuncture, and five-point ear acupuncture.
The needles we use are fine gauge, disposable, sterilized, and stainless steel. If you are afraid they might cause you pain, don’t worry—you’ll barely feel a quick prick as each needle enters your skin.
Each of the five points in the ear corresponds to a specific point in the body. One affects the parasympathetic nervous system and the others affect the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. By activating these points through acupuncture, your body will become more relaxed, while also becoming more effective at cleansing your system of any toxins.
The benefits of AcuDetox are numerous. Studies have shown that it can relieve withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, ease stress and anxiety, improve sleep, lessen depression, and alleviate aches and pains. For more information about studies that have been conducted on the use of AcuDetox in the treatment of addictions, read “Evidence for the NADA Protocol: Summary of Research” by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.
The above information is taken from a US treatment centre web page but it is available here in Scotland too.
Drugs, Alcohol and Psychotherapies Ltd (DAPL) provides a complimentary service in which Auricular Acupuncture is offered to interested DAPL clients. This complementary therapy is specifically geared towards any form of addiction.
All our acudetox workers have completed training as practitioners through SMART UK and hold their accreditation certificate and membership.
Have had acupuncture myself for back pain but not for treating addiction so although I can’t recommend this treatment approach personally I can speak of the benefit of acupuncture more generally. Have any of you tried this? What was it like?