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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 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…