What is AcuDetox?

A Holistic Approach to Detox

Acudetox is both safe and cost-effective. When combined with other forms of treatment, such as individual therapy, group counseling, and support groups, it’s proven beneficial to those suffering from substance addiction. Clients often state that they feel “energized,” “lighter,” and “calm enough to cope” after undergoing a session.


The treatment involves shallow insertion of extremely thin needles on five points on both ears to help ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.

These points include:
• Shen Men: decreases anxiety

• The Autonomic (or Sympathetic) Point: promotes relaxation and soothes the nervous symptom

• Lung Point: improves respiratory conditions and alleviates feelings of grief

• Liver Point: addresses toxins in the liver and blood, and curbs irritability and aggression

• Kidney Point: enhances constitutional health and eases fear


What does the research say?

According to the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, the NADA protocol has been reported to improve addiction recovery program retention and enhance an individual’s outlook on life, plus lower cravings, anxiety, sleep problems, and need for pharmaceuticals.

What’s a treatment like?

Treatments are client-driven, typically lasting up-to and hour while the person is seated. ACTIONS Wellness provides both private and group settings in a safe, quiet, supportive environment.  

How many treatments will I need?

Acudetox is 100% client driven, session frequency is based upon your comfort level and on your stage in the recovery process. Some individuals benefit from two to three treatments a week initially, then transition to weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly treatments.

What is the cost of a treatment?

Each individual treatment is $50. 8 week packages are available starting at $40 for the initial session and $30 for each follow up. We also offer group rates for individual sessions of $20 per person/5 person group min (15 per group max). Perfect for company wellness initiatives.

What if I’m terrified of needles?

Acupuncture is just one of the methods for stimulating auricular points. Tapping Vaccaria seeds or magnetized metal beads to the points provides a gentle intervention for fearful or extremely sensitive individuals.

Can AcuDetox be used for conditions other than addiction?

People who have experienced disaster or trauma — as well as first responders, such as police, firefighters, hospital personnel, etc. — have reported significant benefit from acudetox. In addition, acudetox is not specific to substance abuse. It can be very useful when addressing other addictions, such as sugar, and in the treatment of chronic pain.

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