Acupuncture has long been recognized as a therapeutic technique to treat conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and digestive disorders. So it should come as no surprise that Acudetox can help alleviate the bothersome withdrawal symptoms associated with drug or alcohol abuse.
Cottonwood Tucson has been offering Acudetox services to patients since 2001. All Auricular Detox Specialists (ADS) are certified by both the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and the State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners. They are directly supervised by a board-certified acupuncturist.
Acudetox protocols were developed in 1974 by Dr. Michael Smith. The treatment is an innovative, natural, and drug-free way to support the recovery process. It involves an acupuncture of the ear (auricular acupuncture) in five designated points:
The needles are made of fine gauge stainless steel and sterilized for one-time use. They remain in the ear for 30 to 45 minutes.
Benefits of Acudetox include:
At Cottonwood Tucson, Acudetox services are offered to all patients struggling with substance abuse—including nicotine addiction. Acudetox is integrated into the treatment plan as an adjunct support for patients struggling with symptoms of withdrawal, as recommended by the NADA.