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  • Description of Training (Practicum)
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  • Dates and Venue
  • Who Can Participate?
  • Training Schedule


NADA Philippines supports education and training related to the use of the NADA protocol (ear acupuncture procedure) in the treatment of drug and alcohol problems that helps to relieve symptoms during detoxification, prevents relapses and supports long term recovery.

The NADA protocol consists of the insertion of five, small, fine, sterile stainless steel needles under the surface of the skin on specific sites in the outer ear. The recipients sit quietly in groups for 30 – 45 minutes, relaxing. These five points are standard points which control withdrawal symptoms and helps patients become more clear-headed and comfortable, thus, more ready and willing to go through talk therapy.

The NADA protocol used in combination with other treatment modalities (e.g. counseling, family therapy, psychotherapy, creative expression, support groups) for various conditions has shown to be clinically effective, cost efficient, drug free and compatible across cultures.


The 6-day course covers the rudiments of Ear Acupuncture for Detoxification, and how it is practiced. Participants learn practical skills that can be used immediately in relating with individuals in different kinds of situations/conditions. The training is run as a workshop on a group of up to 14 persons.

The following methods are used: lectures, sharing of experiences, reflections, videos, and community clinic with individual supervision and feedback. Feedbacking is done at the end of each day, together with a debriefing for all training participants.

Who Can Join?

The following individuals/ groups can join the 6-day training course: Doctors, Nurses, PT, Psychologists; Counselors; Social Workers; Educators; Parents; Caregivers, Community workers.

The course does not require a medical degree or background. Anybody who has a genuine and sincere interest in helping other people improve their lives, is most welcome.


NADA in the Philippines is committed to ensure that the training and certification of Acudetox practitioners meets the highest clinical and ethical standards. A certificate recognizing the participant as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist is given to the participant upon completion of the training and practicum requirements.

Training Dates and Venue

The dates and venue for the next Training Course on Ear Acupuncture for Detoxification will be announced on this website.

Training packages outside Metro Manila are also available upon request.

For interested applicants, kindly download the profile sheet here and email the accomplished form to and we will get back to you about the next training schedule available in your area.

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