The Bangor Veterans Acupuncture Project | What We Do
As acupuncturists, we are aware of the body’s innate drive to heal itself and that acupuncture greatly supports this process. Acupuncture does not distinguish between physical, emotional and spiritual suffering; it simply allows for the body to return to a greater balance at whatever level needed.
The treatment we use was originally developed in the 1970’s by Dr. Michael Smith at Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY for treating people in substance abuse programs. This simple use of five needles in each ear is commonly referred to as the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) –protocol. This treatment was shown to not only alleviate withdrawal symptoms, but also provide relief for generalized psycho-emotional distress. The NADA protocol is currently used all over the world on populations affected by psycho-emotional stress.
BVAP is indebted to NADA and Acupuncturists Without Borders (a non-profit organization) that started the Veterans’ Stress Relief Project. These independent clinics operated by volunteer acupuncturists offer relief to veterans and their families.
BVAP was started in September of 2012.