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The NADA protocol

Date(s): 5 - 6 December 2018

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture graduates & clinical students with Permission to Practice

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

A two-day seminar introducing the theory and practice of the NADA auricular protocol with Rachel Peckham

The NADA protocol is a standard non diagnostic treatment using five auricular points, and is commonly used within substance misuse/addiction services.  Over recent years, it has begun to be used in other areas such as mental health and psychiatric care, smoking cessation, cancer care services, trauma and for young people with behavioral disorders. 

The training will be interspersed with clinical practice and it is helpful, although not essential, to receive treatment as well as deliver it.  This course will lead to NADA-UK certification with a £40 annual registration to NADA-UK if required for purposes of work.  A practitioner pack is included with the work manual, providing  useful documents for setting up a NADA service.


Topics covered in training will include:


  • An overview of Auricular Acupuncture
  • Origins of NADA and demonstration of treatment.
  • Location of the five NADA points and needle insertion practice
  • Health benefits of the treatment protocol and functions of points
  • Psychosocial benefits of treatment
  • Health & safety implications of treating clients in a group setting
  • Discussion of the requirements to consider for setting up a NADA service within the nhs, prisons, and statutory and voluntary services.


Rachel Peckham is a trustee and trainer for NADA-UK (National Auricular Acupuncture Detoxification Association). After graduating from CTA in 1994, Rachel went on to postgraduate training in TCM, and holds an MSc from Westminster University. This includes a dissertation/study on the impact of the NADA protocol at the Core Trust (a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Marylebone, London), where Rachel worked for five years as a clinician, group leader, and facilitator of the NADA clinic . She runs a private practice in Shepherds Bush, London.

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