ADDICTION – HOW WE CAN HELP
Do you find yourself reaching for a pack of cigarettes, even though you have told yourself countless times you want to quit?
Does the very idea of having a few zero alcohol days in the week unsettle you?
Do you rely heavily on over the counter drugs, recreational drugs or other substances to cope, deal with life stressors or to even function effectively?
I can help you overcome this dependency on drugs and help you regain control of your life and stop feeling like you are a victim to your addictions.
Acupuncture has earned worldwide recognition for various clinical conditions, and the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of addiction have been investigated in many clinical trials. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296192/)
Its non-medical nature means that it doesn’t interfere with any other medical treatments and can be used safely alongside other treatments.
As a practitioner of acupuncture, I believe in treating the entire individual and not just surface level symptoms. While working with my patients I observe how their body responds to the treatment and fine-tune it to suit them.
It has been found that auricular acupuncture in particular is a very effective way to treat addiction. Its biggest benefit is that it helps to calm the mind and detoxify the body.
Auricular acupuncture for addiction uses a 5 point method often referred to as NADA protocol (National Acupuncture Detox Association).
- Autonomic Point – Helps calm the nervous system.
- Shen Men – aids in the reduction of anxiety and nervousness.
- Kidney Point – Calming fears and healing internal organs.
- Liver Point – aids with detoxification.
- Lung Point – promotes aeration, decreases olfactory recognition and helps let go of grief.
The NADA protocol has been shown in a variety of clinical settings to be helpful with the withdrawal symptoms as well as with the emotional and psychological attributes involved in addictions. I have a post-graduation certification in NADA acupuncture.
“I couldn’t recommend Nadine more. All the sessions have been extremely enjoyable, and she has been very flexible to reschedule some of the appointments based on my medical needs. Nadine is very professional and has a warm and welcoming approach – I left every session feeling relaxed and positivve. I’m glad I came across her in my searches.”