course will cover the nuts and bolts of setting up an auricular acupuncture
clinic using the 5 Needle Protocol (5NP) in a variety of settings, including in
a suboxone clinic, grassroots community settings, disaster recovery, and a
public health, safety net clinic.
Participants will learn about logistics, challenges, and lessons learned
in implementing regular ear acupuncture clinics for trauma, addiction, stress,
and chronic pain.
If you have any questions about this class or the material, please feel free to email me, Caroline Picker, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is an in-depth exploration of trauma-informed auricular acupuncture. Participants will learn the history, theory and practice of auricular acupuncture with a focus on the 5 Needle Protocol, the neuroscience of trauma and addiction, ACEs, the social and structural determinants of health/addiction, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care. The history of auricular acupuncture, point locations, implementation, safety procedures, and issues surrounding legislation will be discussed.
Goals & Objectives:
● To describe the anatomy of the auricular surface and the location of 5 Needle Protocol points.
● To describe physical and social safety practices specific to ear acupuncture and group treatment settings.
● To describe the common effects and applications of the 5 Needle Protocol.
● To understand the principles of Trauma-Informed Care, neuroscience of addiction and trauma, and the social and structural determinants of addiction.
If you have any questions about this class or the material, please feel free to email me, Ellen Vincent, at email@example.com.
More POCA members are interested in changing state laws to allow for non-acupuncturists to practice the NADA 5NP as Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists (ADSs). Laws vary from state to state. In this class, you will compare and contrast different ADS laws to understand what makes good law. You also will learn about what goes into getting a law passed.
By the end of the course, you should understand that ADS laws need to be flexible to be effective. This means that ADS laws need to allow:
- Lay practitioners and Licensed professionals to be able to practice NADA
- Treatments to occur in any location, not just in and in conjunction with programs or agencies
- Minimal, to no, supervision
- NADA to be used for behavioral health, not only for the treatment of addictions.
- For the language “NADA or equivalent certification” to be included. This allows for other ADS certifications, besides NADA to legally exist.
Some say that legislative work is boring. Far from it. Legislative work is thrilling, important, and necessary. We need to pass good flexible laws if we are going to reduce and remove barriers that prevent people from practicing and receiving acupuncture.
If you have any questions about this class or the material, please email me, Elizabeth Ropp, at firstname.lastname@example.org.