FastTrack NADA Style Addiction Protocol

Level 3 - £95

Start: 9:45 am

End: 5:00 pm

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With full equipment kit: £130 (Ear needles, press tacks, tweezers, probe, tray, hand gel, hospital grade wipes and a sharps box)
With part equipment kit: £105.50 (Ear needles, press tacks, tweezers, and probe)
Without equipment Kit: £95

Optional £49 fee to upgrade to a diploma via case studies verified by an independent external examiner.

This is a 1/2 day course running from 1:45pm to 5pm.

The Ear Acupuncture Addiction Protocol course teaches you the knowledge and skills to perform the NADA protocol for addiction and emotional relief. You need not have any prior knowledge of acupuncture or any other therapy and the course consists of theory and practical hands on application of the ear acupuncture addiction protocol using the equipment provided on the day.

Full equipment kit including acupuncture needles, press needles, tray, hospital grade wipes and a sharps box.
This amazing addiction course includes, a detox and emotional balancing treatment, which is now being used in cases of severe PTSD.
It covers the five point standard NADA protocol and we show the authentic NADA point locations that provide you with the ability to give your clients the best results.
The course also includes in depth anatomy of the ear and key landmarks for finding points and locations quickly and accurately, practical needle demonstrations and then marking up on ears to check locations prior to needling.
We have discussions of uses of magnets, seeds, and other alternative treatment methods to needles.
Assessment is by observation of students performing the therapy during the practical sessions to establish safe practice. Each student must be observed practising correct, safe, protocol in order to be deemed safe to practice and gain a full certificate. (equates to 3 hours CPD).

A history of the NADA protocol
What is NADA?
How does it work?
Explanation of the points used
What does the protocol do?
Issues and applications
Tools and instruments
Contraindications and Health and Safety
Cautions and Complications
Other considerations
Clinical Protocol
Post treatment care
Consent forms
Patient records
Legal responsibilities
Practical demonstrations
Student practice

There are no prerequisites for this course, although we do need to know as soon as you arrive if you have not got any previous experience with needling.
You must be 18 years or older and understand spoken and written English.
You must consent to giving and receiving manual therapy.


“The Addiction Acupuncture course was specific with a small group attending, and 3 tutors to help. The theory was extensive, and the practical filled me with confidence. Great course with fab tutors! Thanks again.”
Sam Heaton, Warrington

“The Addiction Acupuncture therapy is the protocol they use at NADA, it is a wonderful tool to have in my practice. I use them to help clients relax during their treatments or use them to help with addiction/anxiety.”
Sese Dharma, Milton Keynes


We do not teach acupuncture on this course, so you will need to hold an acupuncture qualification in order to attend.

Yes, if you are an acupuncture therapist already, your own current insurer should cover this course as an addition, you will have to let them know and provide them with a copy of your certificate or diploma, and it may be advisable to check with them before booking. Balens insurance, however, accept our Certificates and Diplomas readily as we work in close partnership with them, making sure that they accept all our qualifications.
Please note, it is always advisable to check with you insurance provider if they will cover you for any qualification if you are unsure, as they will have their own prerequisites.

Yes we do, if you send us a message via the contact form then we can give you a quote for private training.

Our Addiction Acupuncture course is aimed at any therapist who wishes to aid clients deal with emotional issues while they are undergoing therapy, or as a stand alone temporary aid. We also accept private individuals on this course, who wish to aid family members cope with temporary emotional situations. (Please note, ear acupuncture is not a “cure” for emotional distress. People with long term emotional issues should still be referred to emotional counselling/therapy).

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