National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

Purpose: Understanding the principles of both Chinese medicine and chemical dependency can lead to significant benefit in recovery from all forms of drug addiction as well as alcoholism and a variety of mental disorders. NADA protocols, especially designed for this type of treatment, have been carefully developed and extensively tested. More than 500 clinical sites in the US, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean currently utilize these protocols, even in settings where threats of violence had previously made it difficult to serve clients. While adapted to Western attitudes and conditions, the NADA method derives directly from Chinese medicine theory of detoxification. Our best hope for success is unified application of these protocols.

"NADA," in Spanish, means "nothing." It signifies a drug-free, no-nonsense approach. Acupuncture detoxification is inexpensive, drug-free and popular in most cultural circumstances.

Clinical Effects of Acudetox:

Patients Report:

  • Relaxation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Anxiety Reduction
  • Craving Reduction
  • Withdrawal Symptom Reduction
  • Mental Clarity
  • Increased Sense of Purpose/Wellbeing
  • Better Sleep, More Energy
  • Better Appetite

Rachelle Desforges Wendt is a certified NADA detox specialist

Rachelle will often incorporate this type of treatment into her regular acupuncture protocols.