In 1999, NADA started working in India under the supervision and international leadership of Dr. Michael O. Smith Today that vision has grown and under Suneel Vatsyayan the co- founder of Nada India. Nada in South and South East Asia acts as an initiator, facilitator and supporter for community initiatives working towards barrier free treatment & rehabilitation services for addiction and trauma by using ear acupuncture (NADA Treatment protocol) as an adjunct treatment .
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NADA after a Natural Disaster: Haiti
Destruction in Port-au-Prince
In 2010, a major earthquake hit Haiti, causing massive injury, death and damage to infrastructure. We began planning a trip to Haiti in the hopes of providing treatment and training options to the devastated populace. The situation on the ground was extremely challenging. Communication, personal security, corruption, and disease were already problems in Haiti before the earthquake, all of which got much worse after the natural disaster.
Treatments in one of the tent camps
We networked with a group of American Naturopathic Physicians also planning a relief mission, and networked through international and local non-profit agencies to arrange housing, transportation, and access to patient populations. We provided training to a diverse group of healthcare workers, community volunteers and university students in the medical field. Clinical training was done at several of the extensive “tent cities” that spread across Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas.
People responded extremely well to the treatments and were appreciative of the support. Many patients had recent amputations from crush injuries during the earthquake, and we noted that these individuals requested extra long treatment times sometimes sitting with the needles for more than an hour and even after needles had been removed they sat with the treatment group for most of the time we were providing services at the site.
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…
Dr.Michael O.Smith, Chairman NADA International visited beautiful Seagulls facility Philippines last month. He says "In my travels around the world, I have never seen such an attractive, uplifting location for a therapeutic community (TC)" . The NADA ear acupuncture had a successful demonstration with TC members of Seagulls facility. NADA Philippines will train TC staff.Dr.Smith is looking forward to visit Manila in 2013. All the best to the members of Seagull village and Congratulations!! Mr.Edcastillo President Asian Federation of Therapeutic Communities and Janet P. Paredes NADA Philippines
We gave ear acupuncture to some 30+ drug deps in this rehab.
One picture shows, we asked the drug deps to remove the needles of their
Few pictures are light moments after our visit to
SEAGULLS, we celebrated Charrie Tan's birthday in a nearby Tagaytay city
restaurant "Josephine"s". ADSes present are: Janet P.
Paredes, Mac Cueto, Charrie…