National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

What is NADA?

imagesThe National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), a not-for-profit training and advocacy organization, encourages community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster & emotional trauma. We work to improve access and effectiveness of care through promoting policies and practices which integrate NADA-style treatment with other Western behavioral health modalities.

The NADA protocol is also commonly referred to as acu detox, acupuncture detoxification, five-point ear acupuncture, five-point protocol, auricular acupuncture, and 5NP.

NADA can help with the following:

  • Emergency medicine and disaster relief: NADA practitioners can treat victims, first responders, police officers, firefighters, emergency technicians and specialists, paramedics, nurses, doctors and more.
  • Treatment of addiction: Integrates with 12-step programs, aids in detox, and encourages drug avoidance for both outpatient and inpatient treatment.
  • Mental health: Suitable for psychiatric hospitals, outpatient facilities, and dual-diagnosis treatment.
  • Prison system & court diversion: Works for offenders and helps in prison settings.
  • Community health: Works in a diverse range of settings including health fairs, schools, homeless shelters, refugee camps, clinics, military bases, churches, HIV/AIDS clinics, rape crisis centers, sex offender programs, employee assistance programs, senior centers, and more.
  • Self-help and peer-support groups: Works in group settings dealing with mental health issues; illnesses and diseases such as breast cancer, sickle cell anemia, etc.; and survivors of violence.



Donna Sigmond is a Certified NADA (National Acupuncture and Detoxification Association) Specialist owner and practitioner of East-West Wellness.  As a Registered Dietitian, Donna focuses on what the patient can have instead of what they cannot to nourish the body, bring down inflammation, address digestive issues and balance the body.  She compassionately uses acupuncture, herbal therapy, gua sha and more to reduce anxiety, depression, and insomnia that come from the overwhelming feelings that can develop in major life events.  As the client moves forward into wellness she supports them with supplements for neurotransmitters, recovery, general nutrition, and optimal function.

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