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NADA Ear Acupuncture

National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA) founded in 1970, developed an ear acupuncture protocol to reduce the negative effects of stress and trauma by detoxing the body and relaxing the nervous system. This protocol is now being used in communities all over the world.

Healing Opportunities is committed to making this highly effective treatment accessible to our community, helping people live healthier, more balanced lives.


Our NADA Ear Acupuncture Program uses a standardized, documented three-point to five-point treatment protocol with:

  • On site treatments once a week by a licensed acupuncturist
  • Quick and efficient duration: under an hour
  • Employees treated in a seated safe setting
  • Utilizes your existing meeting space (open and out door areas)

What’s included:

  • Group Orientation
  • Initial Assessment
  • Weekly Ear Acupuncture
  • Calming Hot Herbal Tea
  • Follow-Up Survey/Results

This treatment protocol is being used successfully worldwide to enhance brain function. MRI’s reveal that after acupuncture, brain images show less indication of stress and and an increase of blood flow.

A customized wellness program can be tailored to your company’s objectives.

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The positive impact of caring for caregivers is immeasurable, and we are committed to making acupuncture treatment available for this population, including:


First Responders / EMS, EOS, 

Healthcare and Hospital Personnel at all levels,

Caregivers, providing In-home or Facility-based Care

Direct Service Nonprofit Personnel,

Educators at all levels

All Community in Need. 


We are a service organization and a resource for acupuncture.
We foster access to the benefits of acupuncture through our NADA ear acupuncture Program in the following ways:

  • Through our team of volunteers, we support local Santa Barbara County Service Organizations such as the Medical Reserve Corp and Doctors Without Wall- Santa Barbara Street Medicine by organizing treatment for their staff and for community members who seek their services.
  • Through our team of practitioners we facilitate acupuncture for the nonprofit organizations caring for our community.
  • We make treatment available for disaster relief support for the first responders and affected community members.
  • We support the integration of other modalities: working with practitioners of Acupressure, Yoga, Qi Gong, Reiki, Massage, Breath Work, as well as bereavement counseling, addiction therapy and more.


The NADA ear acupuncture protocol is a non-verbal approach to healing.

NADA involves the gentle placement of three to five small, sterilized disposable needles, tacks, magnets or seeds into specific sites on each ear.

NADA can easily be administered in any location where a group of people can sit together.



We promote educational programs that raise awareness to the benefits of NADA ear acupuncture for stress and trauma.

We strive to elevate access and further integration into our community health-care and healing model.

Please contact us to partner in educational opportunities such as health fairs, community lectures or board retreats.



1st Responders

EMS teams, Firefighters, EOC teams, Police, Clergy and all Emergency Personnel.

Healthcare Providers

Physicians, Healthcare Practitioners, Nurses, Therapists, and Caregivers.


Organizations providing Medical Services, Community Assistance, Disaster Relief, Child & Family Wellness, Addiction Treatment, Life Transition, Cancer Support, and Bereavement.


Individuals in need, particularly those with limited or compromised access to resources.