Ear Acupuncture

Ear Acupuncture

Oriental Medicine, much like hospice, embraces a whole-person pattern approach of mind, body, and spirit.

Hospice and Acudetox

In recent years, complementary and alternative medicine modalities have been incorporated into hospice care, both, to address symptom distress and to enhance quality of life.

 

 

 

Acupuncture and NADA

Acudetox - Auricular (ear) Acupuncture, is a method of treatment that has been used in China for over three thousand years for a variety of illnesses.

To the Chinese, the mind and body are one; the mind representing the less material aspect of our beings, and the body, the more material aspect.

the ear is the micro-system of the whole body. Other microsystems are seen in foot or hand reflexology. Stimulating points on the ear can help alleviate a wide variety of conditions in any part of the body.

The stimulation of these points

Encourages the flow of energy in the body along meridians (or channels) which in turn can affect us physically, mentally and spiritually.

The energy circulating in the Channels is clled "Qi" (pronounced "chee"). The Chinese QI through to be like the movement of water flowing the network of rivers.

The treatment balances the Channels system and helps the body/mind to remember functioning.

What is the NADA Model?

The NADA acudetox protocol is a simple, non-diagnostic modality. It is a non-verbal approach to healing that involves the gentle placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear.

There is a brief prick as the needle pierces the skin. Some people feel a numbness, tingling, warmth, or a dull ache where the needle is located or along the nearby channel. The recipients will sit quietly for 30-45 minutes.

NADA ear acupencture is an adjunct therapy. The combined application with counseling, education, medical support and self-help groups enhances opportunity for success.

The Frontier Hospice staff providing Acudetox services are trained to perform the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, NADA, five-needle Acudetox Protocol and are Certified Auricular Detoxification Specialists.

"Most people have a heightened sense of well being after acupuncture treatment"

Benefits Show

An evidence base has been accumulating over recent years for symptoms such as acute and chronic pain, nausea and vomiting, dry mouth, fatigue and shortness of breath in a drug-free way, without side effects.

It is known that acupuncture releases endorphins (the body's own opiates) which in turn have wide ranging effects on our health, specificially, the immune system our emotions.

Increases calmness, better sleep, and less agitation

Relief from stress and emotional trauma

An easier connection with counseling

A discovery of inner quiet and strength

An intention for recovery

Reduced craving for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine

Minimizing withdrawal symptoms