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NADA Protocol

BCA is now offering acupuncture treatments using a simple, standardized protocol (the ‘NADA’ protocol). Even better, the cost is only $30. Schedule here.

We place up to 5 tiny needles in each ear, and you recline and relax for 30-45 minutes. That’s it!


This treatment is safe for everyone and is designed to calm the nervous system.

Click here to get more information directly from the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.


Here’s when you can use it:

* As adjunct support for addiction (alcohol, drugs, tobacco)
* To help treat trauma

* To support mental/emotional/spiritual well-being
* Chronic stress
* Insomnia
* Depression/anxiety
* Grief/loss
* Just to relax and give your nervous system a break



Stress is hard on the body, and worsens physical and mental health conditions. This is one simple, safe, affordable, and highly effective approach to managing stress. Everyone is welcome to schedule this service.


Important note: This is not a substitute for diagnosis or individualized treatment. Please make a regular acupuncture appointment to get a personalized treatment.


Your NADA treatment is designed for all: to increase calmness, improve sleep, and reduce agitation. This is known as a 'nonverbal treatment,' and we will not probe into your personal life.

The treatment of addictions with acupuncture is a modern application of an ancient medicine. In 1974 at the Lincoln Recovery Center in the Bronx, clinicians started using acupuncture to help people get relief from symptoms associated with methadone withdrawal. Dr. Michael Smith of Lincoln Hospital developed a basic, still used five-point protocol of ear acupuncture to be used for any chemical dependency, from nicotine to crack cocaine, alcohol to heroin.

According to Lincoln Hospital's Dr. Smith, the acupuncture protocol functions to:

  • Relieve withdrawal symptoms;

  • Aid general relaxation and homeostasis; and

  • Enhance mental and physical functioning through activating the reserve capabilities of the body.

Placing needles in ear
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