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2013: Next NADA Acudetox training by Dr.Michael O.Smith in Delhi

2013: Next NADA Acudetox training in Delhi





Dear Friends & Colleagues,
Greetings from Nada India…
Nada India Foundation & Indian Association of Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (IAADS)  are pleased to announce theTraining workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well beingto be held in Delhi in collaboration with Muskan FoundationThe workshop will be conducted at Muskan Foundation  Plot No – 53, Amberhai Village Sector 19, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110075 on 2nd and on 3rd Feb 2013 at Indian Social Institute Lodhi Road Delhi. The workshop will be conducted by 

Dr.Michael O.Smith,psychiatrist & Acupuncturist from New York and facilitated by Suneel Vatsyayan Chairman ,Nada India. 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 afte…

NADA Acudetox to manage side effects of breast cancer treatment

de Valois B, Young TE, Robinson N, McCourt C, Maher EJ (2012) NADA ear acupuncture for breast cancer treatment-related hot flashes and night sweats: an observational study. Medical Acupuncture. 24(4):256-268 doi:10.1089/acu.2012.089 http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acu.2012.0897 Abstract Background: Hot flashes and night sweats (HF&NS) are major side-effects of adjuvant hormonal treatments for breast cancer.
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) five-point ear acupuncture protocol to reduce HF&NS and improve physical and emotional well-being for women receiving adjuvant treatments for breast cancer.
Design: This trial was a single-arm observational study that used before-and-after measurements.
Setting: The trial was conducted at a National Health Service cancer treatment center in southern England.
Patients: The subjects included women with early breast cancer, ≥35 years old, …

NADA Protocol for addiction treatment in India- In retrospect

"NADA Protocol for addiction treatment in India- In retrospect"  poster was presented at 15th National Conference of Acupuncture Association of India, 2012, New Delhi
Authors Suneel Vatsyayan* Dr. Ajay Vats** V. Vindhya ***
Abstract In the mid-1970s, Michael Smith, a medical doctor at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx area of New York, modified an existing system of auricular acupuncture into a simple technique for the treatment of many common drug addictions as an alternative to methadone. This selection of five ear points proved to be extremely effective in the treatment of addictions, and became what is now referred to as the “NADA protocol.”



Dozens of studies have documented the effectiveness of the NADA protocol. Among the benefits reported by patients and health care providers are: improved retention in drug treatment programs; more optimistic attitudes about detoxification and recovery; reductions in cravings and anxiety; fewer episodes of sleep disturbance; and reduc…

Helena Schouenborg writes about her experiences at Freedom House Nepal

Acudetox has been used for more than a decade at Freedom House,Nepal  Helena Schouenborg writes about her experiences at Freedom House Nepal :   .
.....A few weeks before my journey was about to begin, I went to see the Director of the Lincoln Recovery Center and asked if he had any recommendations for my travels, since I knew he had spent many years in Asia. He had a critical expression on his face but suddenly gave in, and gave me contact details of friends of his in India and Nepal. I was very excited. He looked more concerned than satisfied. In September 2010, my journey finally began from New York to India, through Malaysia, Singapore and Nepal. In Nepal I met Rajendra, the director of Freedom House, a rehabilitation center for men. Freedom House is an in-patient facility for men, located in Katmandu, with beautiful surroundings. The clients stay at the facility as long as they can afford, but usually up to 3 months at a time. It was a big beautiful house with many facilities for …

DARE works directly with Burmese ethnic communities to provide development and to strengthen addiction education and has been using ear-acupuncture (NADA Protocol) as an adjunct treatment

There are currently no other addiction prevention education, treatment, relapse prevention programs on the border.  Burma is one of the biggest illicit producers of opium, heroin and methamphetamines in the world.  Estimates of addiction rates in the ethnic areas of Burma range from 40 – 85% of the total population.  The majority of ethnic young people of Burma are reported to be addicted to methamphetamines, alcohol, nicotine and other drugs.  The reasons for these high addiction rates are rooted in the social and economic systems of Burma. DARE works directly with Burmese ethnic communities to provide development and to strengthen addiction education and treatment within the ethnic communities, and has been using ear-acupuncture (NADA Protocol) as an adjunct treatment.

Mr. Vatsyayan went to the border area of Burma and Thailand in March, 2005, representing Nada India Foundation to develop the links with  the organizations. He visited the de-addiction centers run by DARE project in th…

Nada India Acudetox Training workshop held at Visakhapatnam

Nada India Foundation & Indian Association of Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (IAADS)organized a Training workshop on use of earacupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well beingheld at 7 Radiations - SATCH office Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh on 12th Aug.2012 . The workshop was hosted by7 Radiations - SATCH (Sanctum of Alternative Therapies and Conscious Healing) Vishkhapatanam (http://www.7radiations.org/). The workshop will be facilitated by Dr.James Doss, Nada India  convener (Karnataka ).   The Hindu ‘Globally accepted’ According to the local organiser Rachana Nitin, the NADA protocol has been globally accepted after undergoing a number of tests in clinical settings and has proved to be beneficial in detoxification from substance abuse as well as to help with the emotional, physical and psychological problems attributed to addictions.



A new approach to life Health An alternate therapy to kick your old habits that die hard It started with just …

Gabriela Psychiatry Nurse from Switzerland writes back her experiences as a Nada India volunteer

I am psychiatry nurse working in Switzerland in a clinic for alcoholism and drug dependency. I am doing a volunteer commitment in the Nada India Foundation as a psychiatry nurse, acupuncture and auricolo therapeut.
Currently, I am involved with various network member organization projects of Nada India in Delhi NCR.










-New Life Drug Rehabilitation Center Sultan pur  , South Delhi under supervision of Dr.Uttam Singh
-Karuna Ashram Sohna, Outpatient Clinic, Sohna Haryayan under supervision of Dr.Ajay Vats NADA,ADS. 




-Aman Health Clinic for Homeless, Old Delhi under supervision of Dr.Mukesh
-Vasudev Nursing Care Center, South Delhi
Dr.Roop Sidana Prerana Drug Rehabilitation center at Sri Ganga Nager Rajasthan
My areas of responsibility  are to train the caregivers in auricolotherapy (NADA Protocol) , to school in psychiatric  focus areas as a psychiatric nurse, treatments in auricolotherapy for in-house and outpatient, gathering of stats in NADA Ear-Acupuncture.

The  local students (caregiv…

Scientific Meet on Acupuncture-Yoga- Naturopathy will be held in Dec.’12 - Jan.’13. 2013

Dear Friends,                                                                                                       Oct. 24, 2012
We are glad to inform you that a few important Conferences or Scientific Meet on Acupuncture-Yoga-
Naturopathy will be held in Dec.’12 - Jan.’13.
The details are as follows:
1) Already you are informed that an International Conference on Acupuncture will be held in New Delhi on
8-9th Dec. 2012 organised by National Coordination Committee of Acupuncture (NCCAcu). Some historical development happened regarding Acupuncture in India. NCCAcu has recognized equal status of doctor & non-doctor acupuncturists and also acupuncture related institutes & organisations. All concerned realized that to develop and establish acupuncture system of therapy in India, a united strong force under one
platform is necessary. So for the first time, all the acupuncturists from different institutes & organizations
will be present to this conference. On behalf of IRIIM, al…

From The Desk of Dr.Michael O.Smith...

Suneel
Thanks for the The Hindu clipping.  You are competing with the mystification doctors who sell  their use of tiny points  to micromanage mental symptoms without ever involving the client’s own effort or understanding.  Continuity of relationship and change ...  The “new age” means you never have to grow up...
The election preparation here is beyond expensive and they are finding ways to disqualify millions of ineligible voters.  To my observation the system in India is much more fair....                 MIKE

A new approach to life...

Today's Paper » FEATURES » METRO PLUS
August 11, 2012 A new approach to life Health An alternate therapy to kick your old habits that die hard It started with just one or two a day and now I can’t live without it. It relieves my stress and makes my mind alert. How often do we hear people say this when asked to quit smoking or any other addictive habit? For a few, what started off casually as a stress buster grips them so gradually that they don’t realise they are getting addicted. Many people desperately wish to release themselves from a toxic practice, whether it is alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual addiction, negative thinking, insomnia or depression. To address multiple issues on how to overcome numerous toxic habits, the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol in association with 7-Radiations-SATCH (Sanctum of Alternate Therapies and Conscious Healing) will conduct a workshop for the first time in the city. The session focuses on complete we…

Workshop on NADA acupuncture protocol

Today's Paper » NATIONAL » ANDHRA PRADESH Published: August 4, 2012 00:00 IST | Updated: August 4, 2012 05:40 IST Workshop on acupuncture protocolStaff Reporter NADA India, a NGO, and Indian Association of Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, in association with 7 Radiations- SATCH (Sanctum of Alternate Therapies and Conscious Healing), will be conducting a one-day workshop on August 12 on ear acupuncture for people who suffer from various addictions such as smoking, alcohol, and drugs. The acupuncture protocol or NADA protocol was developed by US-based Dr. Michael O. Smith in 1970. Dr. Smith is the founder and chairman of NADA International. ‘Globally accepted’ According to the local organiser Rachana Nitin, the NADA protocol has been globally accepted after undergoing a number of tests in clinical settings and has proved to be beneficial in detoxification from substance abuse as well as to help with the emotional, physical and psychological problems attributed…

Next NADA Acudetox training workshop in Visakhkapatnam Andhra Pradesh on 12th Aug.2012

Dear Friends &  Colleagues, Greetings from Nada India… Nada India Foundation & Indian Association of Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (IAADS)  are pleased to announce theTraining workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well beingto be held at Vishakhapatanam Andhra Pradesh on 12th Aug 2012 . The workshop is hosted by  7 Radiations - SATCH (Sanctum of Alternative Therapies and Conscious Healing) Vishkhapatanam (http://www.7radiations.org/). The workshop will be facilitated by  Dr.James Doss ,NADA, ADS. The workshop aims to facilitate a shared understanding of importance of barrier free services and skill in use of ear acupuncture as an adjunct treatment at all stages of addiction treatment and wellness services  (pre admission, detoxification and rehabilitation and after care).  This workshop also provides trainees with skills to use ear acupuncture (NADA Protocol three points). This also enables trainees in building greater …

Kerala Acupressure Therapist ,Acupuncturist ,Physician and Psychiatrist joined Nada India Network for Alcohol & Drug prevention

Nada India Foundation & Indian Association of Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (IAADS)  conducted theTraining workshop on use of ear acupuncture as per NADA Protocol for addiction treatment and general well beingheld at  Gandhi Bhavan, Thycaud, Trivandrum Kerala on 6th June 2012 . 

Kerala Acupressure Therapist ,Acupuncturist ,Physician  and Psychiatrist joined Nada India Network for Alcohol & Drug prevention

The workshop was hosted by Integral Psycho-Yoga &; Holistic Health Association Kerala under the able leadership of Mr. D.Sreekantan Nair . The workshop was facilitated by Suneel Vatsyayan. The theory and practical skilled based sessions were  conducted by Dr.Pradeep Antony on Acupuncture. Dr.S.Najeeb psychiatrist and In-charge of De-addiction center took the session on addiction treatment and rehabilitation of  drug users along with Mr.Suneel. Mr.Mohan Kumar member of Kerala State Human Rights Commission explained  the contents of NADA pledge in detail and translat…

NADA ear acupuncture for Wellness and Preliminary relaxation before Yoga and Meditation class

Dear Dharmanand ji, Thank you for allowing me and the Nada India Foundation to visit your temple(Adhyatam Sadhana Kendra )in this February 2012 for Acudetox Trainings and acudetox sessions.  We conducted a small demonstration clinic on several afternoons, and ear acupuncture for wellness and preliminary relaxation before your evening yoga and meditation class.  Both activities seemed well received.




It was a pleasure to be part of such a diverse healing environment, including your acupressure walk.  

















As an allopathic (Western medicine)  doctor by original training, I can tell you that the articles in “AdhyatmaYog”on heart disease are excellent.  We should all rely on basic good nutrition and simple health balancing procedures rather than focusing on high income mechanical techniques.  Your advice is just as valuable in the pseudo-developed world as in India.
We met many committed high quality people who are attending activities in your temple. Thank you again,
 Michael O. Smith, MD,DAC , Fou…