AcudetoxAuricular needling technique to assist with specific ailments & addictions as a combination therapy.

Many people have never heard of it and aren’t aware of the beneficial effects that Acudetox can have on ones wellbeing, alleviating, stress, anxiety, anger management issues  and during recovery from addiction. Perhaps when you hear that the approach involves acupuncture, you may be concerned that it is a very new age technique that will probably hurt and won’t offer any real medically-proven results. 



The Basics

AcuDetox is performed by a licensed specialist and it involves the placement of acupuncture needles in five points on each ear.  Once the needles are placed, the client(s) relaxes in a seated position 30 to 45 minutes. This can be an individual session or performed in a group.

Acudetox Points


AcuDetox is also known as: 

  • acupuncture detoxification
  • auriculoacupuncture
  • auriculotherapy
  • ear acupuncture
  • five-point ear acupuncture

The needles are fine gauge, disposable, sterilised, and stainless steel.  

Each of the five points in the ear corresponds to a specific point in the body.  One affects the parasympathetic nervous system and the others affect the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.  By activating these points through acupuncture, your body will become more relaxed, while also becoming more effective at cleansing your system of any toxins.

The benefits of AcuDetox are numerous.  Studies have shown that it can relieve withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, ease stress and anxiety, improve sleep, lessen depression, and alleviate aches and pains.  For more information about studies that have been conducted on the use of Acudetox in the treatment of addictions, read “EVIDENCE FOR THE NADA PROTOCOL: SUMMARY OF RESEARCH” by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.

Look at this article from the Natural Medicine Journal.

Note: This treatment is only recommended in consultation with the prescribing physician, utilising a full medical history & as a collaborative therapeutic model when enveloping within the treatment plan for substance addiction detoxification.

The treatment recognises that not one single component of a comprehensive recovery or health program can be seen as a “cure” or “stand-alone” therapy for any condition.


The therapy in conjunction with A health team can offer relief for:

  • Addictions 
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Post-traumatic Stress disorders
  • Stress