Acudetox

Acudetox Auricular Acupuncture – Prepare to be Amazed

  • Are you feeling stressed and anxious?
  • Is getting a good night’s sleep something you yearn for?
  • Are you feeling down and depressed?
  • Do you wish you had more energy and “get up and go”?
  • Are you battling to stop smoking?
  • Are you struggling with any other addictions – to drugs or alcohol, perhaps?
  • Are you suffering from general aches and pains on a daily basis?
  • Is weight an issue, or are sugar cravings driving you batty?
  • Have you been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, PTSD or Bipolar Disorder?
  • Are you plagued by hormonal imbalances, irregular menstrual cycles or PMS?

What is Acudetox?

Acudetox is a 5-point acupuncture protocol performed on the surface of the ears, developed from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Five tiny needles (single-use, sterilised and disposable) are inserted in each ear and left to work their magic for a period of 45 minutes. This protocol has been used successfully to treat all types of addictions, as well as physical and mental health conditions, trauma and stress. There are no negative side effects to this amazing treatment and it works alongside other therapies, without taking anything away from them and often enhancing their efficacy.

The fundamental concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that all disease is caused by the presence of toxins, whether in the body or mind. Therefore, removing the toxin/s will bring about healing. These toxins may be physical (narcotics, alcohol, pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals, heavy metals, objects, viruses or bacteria) or abstract (emotions and thoughts, trauma, memories, paradigms and beliefs), which are often even more destructive than physical toxins.

How does Acudetox work?

Acudetox stimulates the detoxification organs of the body, namely the kidneys, lungs and liver, to flush and detoxify the system and in the process, assists in the removal of environmental chemicals, alcohol, drugs and other toxic materials – including emotional toxins – that inhibit and impede wellness and emotional stability – and sap energy and stamina.

Acudetox is effective in relieving joint pain; dilating blood vessels and improving digestion and resistance to illness. It has a calming effect, relaxes muscles, increases energy and mental clarity, opens the heart and improves vitality, alleviates anxiety and nervousness, strengthens resolve and will power, calms anger and aggression, improves immunity and soothes feelings of grief and trauma.

Acudetox releases blocked energy (or Qi) and addresses emotional, psychological and physical imbalances, also balancing the sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous systems, restoring the balance that is disrupted by stress and daily life. It increases your sense of purpose and well-being and has an extremely positive effect on sleep patterns.

Acudetox also stimulates Vagus Nerve activity. The Vagus Nerve is the brain’s method of controlling the parasympathetic nervous system. Among other functions, the Vagus Nerve connects the brain to the gut (intestines and stomach), heart, liver, pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, ureters, kidneys, sex organs (in females), neck (pharynx, larynx and oesophagus), ears and tongue, performing and controlling critical functions that have a major impact on health in so many ways. No other nerve in the human body has such far reaching effects. Acudetox also increases the circulation of blood and lymph throughout the body.

Does Acudetox hurt?

The needles used for Acudetox are not hypodermic, so they are not like the needles used to give an injection or to draw blood. These are tiny, round tipped needles that are not much thicker than a strand of hair. Typically, most people feel no pain at all, or perhaps just a little ‘stab’. But, that also depends on the individual and the issues they are dealing with. Some needles will cause slight discomfort, perhaps some burning or stinging, but that usually eases very quickly. Be assured though that any discomfort is well worth it!

What can be expected during a treatment?

Each person’s experience is unique. Some feel a great sense of calm and will fall asleep soon after the needles are inserted. Others may laugh, become irritated or angry. Some may even cry. This release of emotions is not brought about consciously – there is no memory or thought process involved. It is literally just a matter of pent-up emotions being liberated from the organs of the body. Don’t think about it too much – just accept and embrace the process and allow it all to happen.

How often is treatment necessary?

There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to this question. Where someone addicted to a really destructive substance may require two treatments a day during their withdrawal phase, another addict may do well on three treatments a week until they are able to kick their habit and stay clean.

The effects of a treatment can last for up to six days – depending on the severity of the issue/s being treated – and are cumulative – so repeated treatments may have more pronounced results than those evident after the first or second treatment. Being a supportive modality, Acudetox should be used as and when necessary for the best outcome.

Preparing for an Acudetox session

After making the decision to benefit from an Acudetox session, the only other requirements are that you have something light to eat before your treatment; are well hydrated before (and after) your treatment and wear comfortable, warm clothing that is not restrictive in any way. During treatment, it is a requirement that your mobile phone is switched off or on silent, so as not to detract from the benefits of the session.

When will results be evident?

After your first treatment, you should feel extremely relaxed and rested, no matter what your issues are. Then, depending on your body’s energy and toxic load, your results may be unique to you. You may go through some detoxing, which could be a little unpleasant. But, you could sleep better than you ever have. You could experience relief immediately from all kinds of physical or emotional symptoms, or it may take a few more sessions to achieve that result. As mentioned previously, the treatments do have a cumulative effect, so every time you treat yourself to an Acudetox session, your healing potential grows.

General Information

Acudetox is an evidence-based technique with many benefits and is integrated in treatment centres all over the world. It is safe even for those with diabetes and haemophilia. The only time Acudetox is contraindicated is when a patient has a pace-maker, or a woman is in her third trimester of pregnancy. Developed by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) in 1985, there are now Acudetox Specialists in all major centres of South Africa too. Only a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) may perform Acudetox. Even though Acudetox is performed only on the ears, it is important to note that it is just as effective as full-body acupuncture for gaining relief from symptoms, since the ear is a microsystem that represents the entire body, i.e. the whole human body is mapped in the ear. We can therefore use the ear as a gateway to these bodily systems. Acudetox also costs far less than what traditional full-body acupuncture costs. So what are you waiting for?

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