About Us


Who is NADA Philippines?

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Philippines (NADA Philippines) is a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health. Our work encompasses the treatment of various addictions, emotional trauma, mental health challenges, and disaster trauma.

We work to improve access and effectiveness of healthcare through the promotion of policies and practices that integrate NADA-style treatment with other behavioral health modalities.

Our Goals

  • To equip individuals and communities with the skills necessary to practice the NADA protocol and ensure its standards of practice
  • To document clinical experiences of the NADA Protocol in order to contribute to the body of knowledge related to ear acupuncture as a treatment modality for various health conditions
  • To establish administrative and finance systems that will help to ensure program implementation and  sustainability

Who are our ADSes?

NADA practitioners are called acupuncture detox specialists, or ADSes. We belong to various fields in the helping professions. We have integrated acudetox treatment into our practice in the provision of services for special populations.