ACUPUNCTURE DETOXIFICATION (AcuDetox)
which promotes a balanced and
harmonised mind, body and spirit without chemical or secondary effects.
First used by the Chinese, acupuncture is the world’s oldest medical
science and has been used for over 3,000 years.
The basic tenants of Traditional Chinese Medicine come from the concept of
energetic balance. An energy known as Qi (chee) that is essential for
health, flows through the body in distinct pathways, called meridians.
Each meridian connects with a specific organ and shares its energy.
It is a unique system of healthcare that aims at harmonizing the body’s
system. It strengthens the immune system, helps to prevent illness and
promotes the recovery of health, increases circulation of Qi & blood that
is impaired in chronic illness and it promotes the release of endorphins,
the body's natural pain killer.
Any imbalance in flow of Qi through an organ or its associated meridian
leads to symptom development and subsequent illness. The flow of Qi can be
affected by stress, imbalanced diet, over exertion, lack of physical
activity, excess emotions, trauma as well as environmental and other life
The goal of acupuncture is to re-establish the balance of Qi in the body
and to address the causes of imbalance. This holistic treatment of five
point auricular acupuncture will help you achieve optimal results and will
promote health and harmony of the Mind, Body and Spirit. Auricular
acupuncture is believed to help with detoxification and has a calming
effect that restores a sense of harmony. Three of the five stimulated
points strengthen the liver, kidneys and lungs, which are key organs in
the elimination of toxins in the body.
SO WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
Very fine, sterile needles are inserted into five
key points in the ear. There may be a slight pinching sensation as the
needles are inserted, but this is momentary. They are left for up to 40
minutes, during which time the patient sits quietly, without speaking.
WHAT IF I AM AFRAID OF NEEDLES?
Don't worry! AcuDetox Specialists can also employ
the use of magnetic beads, seeds, pellets or tiny ball-bearings, held in
place with a medical sticky plaster in place of the needles and even
between sessions, patients can have these acupressure balls placed on the
AcuDetox points, to keep them stimulated.
AcuDetox has been proven to help reduce
the following :
• Physical & Emotional Pain
• Anxiety & Stress
• Withdrawal from Substances
• Substance Use & Cravings (including Nicotine)
• Trauma Recovery & Healing
• ADD / ADHD
The AcuDetox protocol was developed by the National Acupuncture
Detoxification Association (NADA) in 1985 for the management of behavioral
health symptoms, including addiction.
AcuDetox is an evidence-based technique that has many benefits. Due to its
effectiveness, AcuDetox is integrated in treatment centers all over the
world. Luckily, AcuDetox is safe for all types of people, including those
with Diabetes and Hemophilia. So, everyone can enjoy the benefits of this
It is important to note, however, that even though AcuDetox is performed
only on the ears, it is just as effective as full-body acupuncture for
gaining relief from symptoms since the whole human body is mapped in the
ear. Therefore, similar to acupressure or reflexology, we can address
issues in various systems of the body simply by using the ear as a
“gateway” to these systems.
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