Acudetox Specialist Training for  Addiction & Trauma Recovery

Acudetox is an effective, safe, low cost and drug free therapy for use in addiction recovery, anxiety, depression, PTSD and psychological and emotional trauma.  In this 70 hour NADA certification training you will learn how to apply a standardized ear acupuncture protocol.  The cost includes all materials and a one year membership to NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)

February 22-24, 2019

Friday through Sunday

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

1321 Murfreesboro Pike #155, Nashville, TN 37217

Cost is $595

with JUDY GIBSON, Licensed Acupuncturist & NADA Registered Trainer

Judy Gibson holds a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine, she is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Tennessee and is the founder of Seven Directions Acupuncture Clinic in Nashville.   Judy is also the Acupuncturist for the Recovery Ranch and Integrative Life Center.  The focus of Judy’s professional practice is using the body/mind/spirit principles of Oriental Medicine to treat emotional health issues including addiction and trauma recovery.  Judy is a NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) Registered Trainer.


Auricular acupuncture or Acudetox is an effective, safe, low-cost, drug-free therapy to treat addictions, anxiety, depression, PTSD and psychological and emotional trauma. In this 70 hour certification training, you will learn how to apply the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) standardized ear acupuncture protocol.  Acudetox can help reduce cravings, insomnia, drug dreams, anxiety and depression during addictions withdrawal, as part of prevention for at risk groups, and can be used to help prevent relapse.  This style of acupuncture is known to activate the vagus nerve.  It also stimulates the release of endorphins and helps regulate serotonin and dopamine, the brain chemicals involved with addiction.  It provides deep relaxation and helps restore internal harmony, which supports the patient in their own process of recovery.  Research supports the use of AcuDetox to improve retention rates and reduce recidivism.


This 3-day comprehensive course includes didactic training, in-class practicum and clinical training.  Trainees are required to perform additional supervised Acudetox treatments outside of class.   Trainees must be prepared to receive and administer Acudetox treatments.   The cost of $595 includes all materials, training manual, NADA application fee and NADA membership for one year.  Upon successful completion of this course students will receive an educational certificate from the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).


Training will be held in the conference room of TN Association of Alcohol, Drug & Addiction Services (TAADAS):

1321 Murfreesboro Pike, #130, Nashville, TN 37217

Friday through Sunday, dates 2/22/19-2/24/19, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm


This training is open to those working in the Addiction and Trauma recovery fields and behavioral health professions.  The following states have ADS (AcuDetox Specialist) licensure for non-acupuncturists:  AZ, CO, CT, DE, GA, IN, LA, MD, MI, MO, NM, NY, SC, TN TX, VA and VT.  This training meets the educational requirements for all the above states, it does not, however, guarantee that you will get licensed.  State law vary and can have additional requirements.  To see how state laws differ please visit:  

This training is also open to Licensed Acupuncturists, Physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Holistic Nurses and other medical professionals.  If you have professional medical license, it is your responsibility to ensure that you can legally perform the Acudetox protocol under that license.


Space is limited – to reserve your place register online or contact Judy Gibson.  Your registration is confirmed when payment is received.  The registration fee is refundable up to 30 days prior to the training date.


Judy Gibson, LAc
Seven Directions Acupuncture
3808 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209

clinic: 615-499-0789
cell:  608-235-8138