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Bengal hooch tragedy..

Bengal hooch tragedy: More than 150 people died and 350 are in hospitalCategory:DevelopmentFamilyPolicyPovertyPreventionRehabilitationSocial costsYouth Children The victims were mostly labourers, rickshaw-pullers and hawkers. A 12-year old girl is among the victims which is another
concern for all of us. Two-thirds of the alcohol consumed in India is illegal hooch. Preliminary reports indicate that the hooch was sold in sachets, priced between Rs.7 and Rs.20, virtually opposite a police post in the area.  What the Government can offer as a compensation is Rs.two Lakhs to each victim family, what else? And society at
large  will forget this tragedy too. In 2008 nearly 200 people died of similar alcohol poisoning in Bangalore, and 136 people died of the same cause in Gujarat state where alcohol use is banned by law. In 2009, Gujarat is the first state in India declared death penalty to deal with illicit liquor trade after a hooch tragedy…

Acudetox camp at Bhim Basti South Delhi

Nada India along with C.P.Manaviya Trust organised a one day Health camp on 7th Nov2011 at Bhim Basti. Adolescent girls, women,senior citizens got their health check up. Dr.Ajay Vats NADA ,ADS lead the the Health camp. Prior to camp day community survey was conducted by Mr.Chandan, Mr.Punit Nada IGNOU interns. Kavita peer leader of radio club and vocational group mobilized the adolescents in the community.More than  125 people attended the camp. Acudetox sessions were conducted by Dr.Ajay NADA,ADS.  Alexander Daniel IPS Additional Director General of Border Security Force and Mr.Suneel Vatsyayan and Mr.Panday community leader were also present through out the camp and encouraged the volunteers. Medicines and services of physican was provided by C.P.Manaviya Trust. Nada India is planning to organise another follow up camp in colloboboration with Rotary and Inner wheal Club Vasant Kunj next month with a focus on adolescent girls and women. Hemoglobin will be tested as majority were foun…

Suneel's Blog

Rising consumerism poses challenges “I deserve to be different from others . I belong to the new consuming class  because I worked for it. I earned it . This is a better way to prove my social mobility by having a right (still limited right as per income ) to consume,” says Anil, 30 year old from Delhi NCR Gurgoan who working in a Multi National Company. The new class, consuming class, is found among the traditional middle class in India, especially in metropolitan cities.  This is really a market driven new identity  which is built on a happy or unhappy past. People would like to keep this consuming class identity as a sign of success. In a recent Hindustan Times news paper article with the headline “The many classes  in the middle” the writer Rama Bijapurkar talks about a new class among the middle class, whose essential qualification is  discontented consumerism or so to say  aspiring consumerism – ready to consume above a threshold. The author s…

Use of ear acupuncture in Prisons:Physician Today magazine

Page 38 and 39 carries a detailed article on Use of ear acupuncture in Prisons. Please read the full issue of Physician Today magazine.http://www.physiciantoday.in/sept.pdfhttp://www.physiciantoday.in/sept.pdf
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The holistic healthcare practitioners featured in Unimagined Bridges:

The holistic healthcare practitioners featured in Unimagined Bridges: Ear Acupuncture Treatment for Disaster Traumautilize the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s (NADA) 5-point ear acupuncture protocol. This simple but effective protocol, commonly known as Acu Detox, has been successfully used for 35 years in addiction programs around the world.
Unimagined Bridges chronicles how Acu Detox was used at New York’s ground zero and in storm-ravaged Louisiana to provide first responders and community members relief from anxiety, depression and insomnia.The events of 9/11 had a particular ripple effect in the acupuncture community. In the aftermath of the attacks, a flood of holistic health-care practitioners came forward to offer aid. Two initiatives that resulted from their efforts were the walk-in ear acupuncture clinics of St Vincent’s hospital in Manhattan, offered through its Integrative Stress Management (ISM) program, and the Community Relief and Rebuilding through Edu…

Acudetox in Gujarat Prisons India

From Archives: NISD Newsletter March ,2005

National Institute of Social Defence (Ministry of Social Justice & EmpowermentGovt. of India ) NISD Newsletter March ,2005 featured NADA Ear Acupuncture Protocol for Addiction treatment & Rehabilitation .......then Consulting Editor NISD Newsletter Mr.Vagish K.Jha spoke to Dr.Michael O. Smith and Suneel Vatsyayan on various aspects of De-addiction and alternative therapies....

NADA ear acupuncture session with students of department of Social Work, BPS Women University Khanpur, Sonepat Haryana

The department of Social Work, BPS Women University Khanpur, Sonepat Haryana invited chairman Nada India for a guest lecture on "Premarital counselling and family conflict" on 12.03.2011. Suneel Vatsyayanwith Pehchaan project Director Ms.Pallavi and Dr.Uttam NADA ADS.Dr.Uttam conducted NADA ear acupuncture session with attending post graduate students of Social work for well being. Suneel Vatsyayan briefed how NADA three point ear acupuncture is close to social work . In the present day society, people find it hard to talk about help, issues related to addiction, trauma, domestic violence, mental health etc. We believe that talking about feelings, trauma asking for help is still a taboo and highly stigmatized and further biggest barrier in effective service delivery at grass root level.Mr.Vatsyayan further added that It gives us a chance to communicate.

According to Philips India...52 per cent get acupuncture and 52 per cent practise Yoga to improve their health...

G Manjusainath, Bangalore, May 6, DHNS:"….74 per cent of respondents from Bangalore said they take vitamins and supplements and 43 per cent of respondents from Bangalore said they use herbal or homeopathic remedies for their health and wellbeing, 52 per cent get acupuncture and 52 per cent practise Yoga.”

This is one of the findings of the Philips Health and Wellbeing Index Report- 2011, a survey conducted by Philips Electronics India, which was made public recently. The report shows that 39 per cent of Bangaloreans approach mental health professionals as against the national average of nine per cent. Jaipur scores the lowest on this parameter at just two per cent.

The report prepared by Philips India is based on a survey conducted among 6,300 respondents in the age group of 18-60 years across 32 cities and towns. The figures also indicate how health conscious Bangaloreans are.

According to Philips India, Bangalore stands first in taking vitamins and supplements. They are also exper…

Up To 45% 0f Prisoners Have ADHD Studies Show. Crime & Jail Are Costly, Treatment Is Cheap

Up To 45% 0f Prisoners Have ADHD Studies Show. Crime & Jail Are Costly, Treatment Is Cheaphttp://adultaddstrengths.com/2011/01/12/adhd-and-crime-ignore-now-jail-later-15-clinical-studies/
If people with ADHD are 4 to 9 times more likely to commit crimes and go to jail than non ADDers, shouldn’t every court screen for ADHD and offer diagnosis and proper treatment?

Read more Treatment options reports by Michael O. Smith MD, D Ac. Magnetic Beads and ADHD

Dr.Michael O.Smith Founder Chairman ,NADA International in Manila Philippines

Stress Management & Ear-acupuncture workshop at BSF Headquarters, Gandhinagar

A workshop was organized by Nada India Foundation at Border Security Force (BSF) Gujarat Frontier Headquarters, Gandhinagar on 29 January 2011.Before workshop began Dr. Michael O.Smith visionary and founder of NADA International and Suneel Vatsyayan Chairman of Nada India met with paramedics and nursing assistants. They said there were about 500 families living at that base. On asking what main complaints patients were presenting with, sleeplessness, headaches, cold and cough etc were the common presenting complaints. Suneelji then explained to them how this ear detoxification acupuncture works. That it was not for curative purpose but as preventive and preparing patient for further treatment. Both Dr. Smith and Suneelji also answered their questions.After this addressing about 200 Jawan (Constables) and their familiesincluding Inspector General of Gujarat Frontiershri A.N.Sinha IPS with his wife and other senior officials , Shri Suneelji said this 3 point ear acupuncture protocol w…

NADA ADS,Training workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for wellness, addiction treatment and general well being

Dear Friends ,Greetings from Nada IndiaNada India Foundation and Nada Gujarat Chapter are pleased to announce the Training workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for wellness, addiction treatment and general well being for physicians and nursing staffto be held at Nisargopachar Kendra at Vinoba Ashram, Gotri, Vadodara Gujarat on 14thMarch .2011(11am-5pm).On 15th& 16th March 2011 at Central Jail Vadodara Gujarat .The workshop will be conducted by Daksha PatelNADA,ADS (Canada) ,Dr.Nayana Shah and facilitated by Suneel VatsyayanNADA ADS, Chairman Nada India. Nada team well also visit central Jail Ahmedabad on 17thMarch 2011 for brief orientation as part of follow up.The workshop aims to facilitate a shared understanding of importance of barrier free services and skill in use ear acupuncture as an adjunct treatment at all stages of addiction treatment (pre admission, detoxification and rehabilitation and after care) and wellness program. This workshop also prov…

Long-time NADA trainer and activist wins award in Norway

Rita Nilsen, NADA-trainer in Norway (www.nada-norge.no) got a prize from the "Norwegian national board on drugs and alcohol related issues". RITA NILSEN is the winner of the Addiction-councils juryprize 2010. Rita is the founder, manager AND the person with high quality competance in the field of drug-addiction. http://www.acudetox.com/nada-blog/blog-latests/32-updates/76-long-time-nada-trainer-and-activist-wins-award-in-norway.html

NADA: A chance to communicate

In the present day society, people find it hard to talk about help, issues related to addiction, trauma, domestic violence, mental health etc. We believe that talking about feelings, trauma asking for help is still a taboo and highly stigmatized and further biggest barrier in effective service delivery at grass root level.
Nada India promotes two basic approaches one is the use of ear acupuncture at all stages of addiction treatment & rehabilitation and peer based interventions. NADA protocol was developed and spearheaded as a worldwide movement by Dr. Michael O. Smith Psychiatrist and Acupuncturist from New York the Founder of National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. During his recent visit to Nada India , Dr. Michael O. Smith discussed the concept of NADA with Suneel Vatsyayan and shared his views on it.

Nada presents a video on use of ear acupuncture at Sabarmati Central Jail, Ahmedabad, Gujarat [HQ]

Click here for video Training workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well being was organized by Nada India ,Prison Department Gujarat & Nada Gujarat Chapter for Jail officials ,physicians ,nursing staff & NGOs held at Central Jail, Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 27th &28th Jan 2011 . The workshop was conducted by Dr. Michael O. Smith, Psychiatrist & Acupuncturist from Lincoln Hospital New York and facilitated by Suneel Vatsyayan ,Nada India.

Acupuncture to help Sabarmati jail inmates fight addictions

Acupuncture to help Sabarmati jail inmates fight addictions
Training workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well being was organized by Nada India ,Prison Department Gujarat & Nada Gujarat Chapter for Jail officials ,physicians ,nursing staff & NGOs held at Central Jail, Ahmedabad, Gujaraton 27th &28th Jan 2011.The workshop was conducted by Dr. Michael O. Smith, Psychiatrist & Acupuncturist from Lincoln HospitalNew York and facilitated by Suneel Vatsyayan ,Nada India.In an effort to ensure that prisoners stay sober after they are released from jail, a two-day workshop on de-addiction through acupuncture is being held at Sabarmati Prison from Thursday onwards.The workshop will be held for 25 prisoners who will in turn conduct a similar workshop for other prisoners to help them stay away from liquor and drugs when they are released from prison.The acupuncture detoxification workshop jointly held by the state prisons d…

Workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment was organized by Nada India in New Delhi

Mr.Alexander Daniel IPS, Additional Director General of BSF,






Training workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well being was organized by Nada India Foundation for physicians and nursing staff held at INDIAN SOCIAL INSTITUTE New Delhi on 23nd Jan A pre-workshop visit to the peer led drug de-addiction program was also arranged on 22rd January, Saturday .The workshop was conducted by Dr. Michael O. Smith, Psychiatrist & Acupuncturist from Lincoln HospitalNew York and facilitated by Suneel Vatsyayan ,Nada India. Dr.Ajay Vats NADA, ADS was also honored for his contribution in setting up of Ear acupuncture based program in Drug De-addiction center Tihar Jail No3 Delhi. NADA acupuncture is used on a public health model.Treatments are commonly given in large groups on a frequent basis.The 21st century has brought a remarkable expansion in the use of the NADA protocol.It is used in 130 prisons in England.Correction officers provide all …