Dr. Casey is certified by the Texas Medical Board to provide Acu Detox to patients. It’s a well-known fact that “one size fits all” protocols continually fail many patients. Variety of treatment options will often lead to higher rate of recovery. Holistic practices and alternative modes of therapy are becoming the norm in addiction treatment centers globally. Whether one is involved in an inpatient or outpatient treatment, Acu Detox is just one of the innovative and natural ways that addicts currently can experience and overcome the process of detoxification from drugs and alcohol dependence.

Acu Detox is an acupuncture of the ear that works with Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms (PAWS). This is non-medical procedure which is quite different from the medical detox that is performed under a supervised medical facility. However, this procedure can be performed simultaneously even if you are receiving outpatient medical detox. We must point out that patients have the option of receiving Acu Detox in the privacy of their homes or in our office.

The role of endorphins involved in this therapy is that it serves to relieve pain in a manner similar to external opiate chemicals. The stimulation of ear acupuncture points to cause the systemic release of endorphins. Our Comprehensive Acu Detox program incorporates individual and family counselling and ongoing education to increase the patient’s success in recovery.

A typical session includes placement of the needles to which they remain in the ear for 30-45 minutes. Clients will receive treatment while seated in a group. Some of the benefits reported by clients and clinicians are “a more optimistic and cooperative attitude towards the process of recovery, reduction in cravings, anxiety, and sleep disturbance, and less need for pharmaceuticals. For more information about this detox process feel free to get in touch with me.

NADA claims there is strong evidence for the effect of the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol in improving patient outcomes [in addiction treatment] in terms of program retention, reductions in cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance and need for pharmaceuticals.