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Community Acupuncture Ear Clinic

In Burlington, the Community Acupuncture Ear Clinic is open by appointment.
Tuesday and Fridays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
LifeSignal Acupuncture, LLC
415 Jefferson St.
Burlington, IA 52601

Veterans no charge
Everyone else $5
Everyone is welcome to come and experience the benefits of auricular acupuncture in a group setting.

What is this clinic all about?
The Acupuncture Community Clinic offers a simple acupuncture technique which everyone can benefit from. We use the established NADA Ear Acupuncture protocol. This is a non-verbal approach to healing that involves the gentle placement of up to  five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear.  The recipients sit quietly in a group setting for 20-30 minutes.

This is a wonderful opportunity to be introduced to the experience of acupuncture and its benefits.

Benefits include:
Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation.
Relief from stress and emotional trauma
A discovery of inner quiet and strength
An intention for recovery
Reduced cravings for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine
Minimized withdrawal symptoms
high blood pressure
night sweats
dizzy spells
kidney function
and many more…

For centuries, various cultures around the world have placed needles in precise locations on the body to relieve pain and treat disease. Only since 1972, when a Hong Kong neurosurgeon, H.L. Wen, M.D., discovered that acupuncture could alleviate the symptoms of opiate withdrawal, has this method been used for detoxification and relapse prevention.

In the United States, acupuncture detoxification was first introduced on an outpatient basis in 1974 at Lincoln Hospital, a city facility in the South Bronx area of New York City. By the mid-1980’s, the success of this unique procedure had become so evident that treatment facilities across the United States began incorporating acupuncture into their substance abuse programming.

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) was established as a not-for-profit training and advocacy organization, encouraging community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster & emotional trauma.

In 1987, Bullock, Culliton and Olander published the first of many research reports now available on the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating addiction. Acupuncture detoxification has grown rapidly, evolved and is now used effectively for acute and prolonged withdrawal as well as relapse prevention.

Acupuncture Detoxification groups exist in over 40 nations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America.  This protocol has since become understood to not only treat addictions but also behavioral health conditions, stress reduction and induce calming which is beneficial as an adjunct to many different conditions. Globally it is utilized by various international acupuncture and medical aid groups as a capacity building tool for disaster relief, refugee and international health care.

Tuesdays and Fridays by Appointment
11am - 2pm