As COVID-19 spreads through our cities, we are experiencing a collective trauma. Self care is imperative and while that can mean epsom salt baths and zoom calls with our loved ones, some may be experiencing debilitatingly high levels of stress due to illness, loneliness, or financial struggles. Sound familiar? If the answer is yes, the NADA acupuncture protocol, which can be applied through ear seeds, may be able to help.

About NADA

The NADA protocol can be used for everyday stress and has been found helpful in the treatment of addiction, smoking cessation, insomnia, chronic pain, and ptsd.

In 1973, Hong Kong neurologist Dr. Wen discovered that stimulation to the lung point (vagus nerve) in the ear relieved opiate withdrawal.   In the 1970s, as New York experienced an opioid crisis, Dr. Michael Smith took these findings and used them to battle the epidemic by using the lung point and 4 others.  The term “acu detox” was coined to describe the calming affect that this point provided for so many who were experiencing withdrawal symptoms. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association was founded and incorporated in 1985 by Dr. Smith and others to promote the training of health clinicians in this powerful protocol.  Since then, NADA protocol has been used in the treatment of addiction, smoking cessation, insomnia, chronic pain,  ptsd, and everyday stress across the globe.

Follow the photo below to set up your own NADA protocol at home.


What are ear seeds?

Ear seeds are small seeds used to stimulate pressure points in your ear. They’re a type of auriculotherapy, which refers to acupressure or acupuncture focused on the ear. They’re based on the same general principles as acupuncture. Ear seeds are available on our online store in both gold and silver, and our acupuncturists are offering telemedicine daily if you think you might need some extra guidance in locating these remarkable points. We are here for you! Fill out the form below to get started. 


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