The Acudetox protocol was developed by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) in 1985 for managing behavioral health symptoms, including addiction.
Auricular detoxification is acupuncture detoxification by placing acupuncture needles on 5 certain points in the ear.
It is the most powerful way to detoxify the human body, organs such as the liver, kidneys and lungs play a vital role in detoxifying the human body. Toxins are readily found today in the water we drink (chemicals), the food we eat (preservatives, colorants, flavourants), and the medication we take (pills, cough mixtures etc.). Toxins find their way into our fat cells as well as our organs and they are quite difficult to remove through normal processes. Normally, detoxification of the organs is facilitated through a healthy diet, lots of water and a large variety of micro-nutrients. Toxins are then excreted through the mouth, skin, urine and feces.
Auricular acupuncture works by forcing organs to excrete toxins by stimulating electrical pathways in the ear with acupuncture needles. The process is relatively painless but extremely powerful. Imagine dust that sticks to a television set. The dust sticks to the screen because the television is positively charged and the dust is negatively charged. To remove the dust we have two options. Use a damp cloth or reverse the polarity of the television. When it comes to electrical charges, opposites attract. Change the polarity of the two objects and they will repel.
Auricular detoxification works in the same way by placing a sterile stainless steel needle in an electrical pathway connected to the toxic organs. The metal needle changes its polarity and toxins are released.
This is the ultimate way to clean the body and restore optimal health.
Harmonizing the body is our 1st objective.
The major difference between acupuncture and Acudetox is that general acupuncture is performed by a licensed acupuncturist at certain points all over the body, whereas Acudetox is more discreet since only 5 points in the ears are accessed. Furthermore, Acudetox is more cost-effective as it only costs a fraction of what traditional full-body acupuncture costs.
It is important to note, however, that even though Acudetox is performed only on the ears, it is just as effective as full-body acupuncture for gaining relief from symptoms since the whole human body is mapped in the ear. Therefore, similar to acupressure or reflexology, we can address issues in various systems of the body simply by using the ear as a “gateway” to these systems.
The NADA protocol of Acudetox is simply the name for the protocol of the series of 5 tiny needles that are placed at specific points in the ear.
This procedure called AcuDetox involves gently placing five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear. After the placement occurs, it takes between thirty and forty-five minutes for the treatment to take effect. During that time, you will relax and enjoy some much need quiet time.
After the treatment there can be pin point bleeding. Slight headache can occur and some tiredness after your session that’s just proof of how quick and effective this treatment works.