This course is the standardized NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) training. It includes a 30 hour didactic classroom education and a 40-patient practicum at various local drug treatment programs, one walking distance from ACCHS, one in downtown Berkeley, and three housing centers in the Mission District of San Francisco associated with Glide Memorial Church. Some of the 40 may be the student’s own family, friends, and patients.
Didactic education includes an overview of addiction as a medical pathology, a culture, and a state of being that is influenced by genetic and environmental conditions; successful treatment for cravings of all kinds; and strategies for approaching clients, administrators, and funders of treatment programs. Also covered are the pharmaceuticals commonly used by patients seen in any acupuncture practice, nutritional approaches to addictive behaviors, and the TCM concept of addiction.
Requirements for a NADA Acudetox Specialist certificate include completing the didactic hours, treating 40 patients, writing a brief comparison of two 12 step programs (AA and NA), and indicating to the instructor competence in providing the NADA protocol. The clinical practicum can also be completed at another time, to be coordinated with the trainer.
*In California this course is limited to licensed acupuncturists and physicians only.
Didactic lectures (30 CEU's): May 5 - 7, 2017 (8:30am - 5:30pm) & May 11, 2017 (6pm-9pm) (or for out-of-towners only, Monday, 9-noon)
Practicum: Practicum: May 8 (10:30-11:30am), May 9 (3:30-4:30pm), May 10 (10:30-11:30am, 1-3pm, and/or 3:30-5pm), May 11, (1 - 3pm and 3:15-4:45pm), May 12, (3-4:30pm) and more times may be added. All are optional.
Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
Oakland, CA 94612
8:30am - 5:30pm
Carolyn Reuben, L.Ac. Registered Trainer
The purpose of the NADA Training is to prepare well qualified practitioners of the NADA 5-needle protocol to treat post-traumatic stress, drug addiction, and mental distress of any other kind with the gentle, non-addictive placement of acupuncture needles in the ear.
To successfully pass this course the student shall:
- Learn to identify the morphology of the ear
- Place needles in the five NADA auricular points
- Gain a practical understanding of the Chinese medicine concepts of empty fire and yin deficiency applied to substance abuse and addiction.
- Demonstrate confidence in maintaining order in a room while providing auricular therapy to at least five clients.
- On a written examination successfully identify at least 80% of the requirements for a peaceful and successful auricular therapy treatment room involving the physical set up of the room, relation with program staff, and interaction with individual clients.
- Identify at least three different populations for which the NADA protocol has been found useful.
- Demonstrate to the instructor and identify successfully on a written examination universal sterile precautions, clean needle technique, proper needle disposal, prevention of needle stick, and proper response if needle stick occurs.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of addiction and recovery including the disease model, social model, and the role of shame and denial.
- Identify at least two reasons for historical difficulties in using acupuncture in addiction research in terms of design and methodology.
- Indicate an understanding of the role of 12 Step programs in recovery, and the existence of alternatives to 12 Step programs.
- Recognize the existence of Drug Courts, Family Courts, Veteran Courts, and Mental Health Courts as means to better serve specialized populations.
- Take the Ethics Pledge and participate in a discussion of legal and ethical issues related to performing auricular therapy.
30 CEUs – Provider Number 001, by California Acupuncture Board
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About ACCHS - Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
Oakland based ACCHS is a top ranked TCM school that cultivates health, community, and life through its MSTCM program and student teaching clinic. As the third oldest TCM school in the country ACCHS is committed to expanding and strengthening the Chinese medicine community in the US and abroad. ACCHS provides an engaging curriculum for its MSTCM and DAOM program slated to begin this spring. For more information on ACCHS, CEUs, and our upcoming DAOM please contact the office at 510-763-7787. To make a clinic appointment please call 510-763-1299.
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