Very Common Problems
Anxiety, depression, and insomnia are extremely common in our society. In fact, prescriptions written for the various medications used to treat these problems continue to increase at monumental rates. Often patients are taking three or more medications to treat these problems and deal with the side effects of these treatments.
An Unusual Path to Application
In day to day practice, I see mostly chronic orthopedic problems (back/neck, headaches, shoulder, hip etc..) Often the symptoms that bring patients to the office have a depressive, anxious or sleep deprivation component. While treatment for these problems lies primarily in the realm of medicine/psychology, the influence of these issues has a huge impact on tissue healing and participation in treatment. Further, most of these suffers are already receiving some pharmacologic treatment with incomplete relief. While at an acutherapy seminar a colleague of mine recommended that I check out a protocol they were using as an adjunct to allow patients to rest and recovery from their musculoskeletal ailments faster.
The treatment protocol he described is the Acudetox protocol from the NADA National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. The NADA protocol was developed in the mid 80's by Dr. Michael Smith, DO. The initial application for this protocol was for patients in detox suffering withdrawal from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Through time and study it was noted that this treatment was effective because it reduced anxiety and insomnia.
The protocol was found to be further advantageous because it did not involve the addition more medication or interfere with current medication regime. More recently the diagnoses of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and ADHD have been added to the list of conditions amenable to this treatment. Try Internet #1 - Auricular Acupuncture For Insomnia @ http://insomniacure01.webs.com and kill your Insomnia Forever.
How it Works
The treatment consists of applying acupuncture needles to specific points on the ear based the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to acupuncture. Patients then relax in a seated or semi-reclined position for 20-40 minutes. Most patients report deep relaxation or calming sensation that leaves them feeling grounded and more introspective. Mental health professionals often cite particular value in this treatment because it is nonverbal and occurs deep within the patient, on a personal level independent from any anxiety, anger, or resistance they may present with.
The treatment protocol is provided worldwide by certified ADS (auricular detoxification specialists)
# # #
Stop suffering from Sleeping Disorder again.
Try Internet #1 - Auricular Acupuncture For Insomnia @ http://insomniacure01.webs.com and kill your Insomnia Forever.