Acupuncture is a natural therapy that uses the application of fine sterile disposable needles to active selected points along pathways on the body, stimulating the body’s own capacity to heal and restore. It has a clearly recorded history of around 2000 years, rooted in the concept that a subtle energy Qi circulates around the body, when the qi becomes stagnant or depleted ailments and illness can arise.


The NADA protocol offered here at Lovelong house is a standardised 5 point acupuncture protocol using only points on the ear. This was developed in the late 1970s, and is now used in many recovery clinics and facilities worldwide. The treatment is a protocol specifically used to aid detoxification and recovery throughout all stages.  NADA stands for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. Our Therapist at Lovelong house is both a member of the British Acupuncture Council and NADA GB.


It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscle. This results in the body releasing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. Acupuncture can create longer lasting pain relief. This is done by inserting needles into specific places on the body which are called acupuncture points.

During the session, you will be asked to sit or lie down. The needles are only a few centimetres long, pre-sterilised and are thrown away after a single use. Based on your condition, the needles will be inserted into specific points to give you relief – up to 12 points can be used during a typical session by it all depends on what sort of condition you have.


Acupuncture is offered to patients to help with stress and anxiety as well as trauma and addiction. Usually, a needle is inserted to a patient’s ear, which some claim can help ease the symptoms of withdrawal.

Lovelong House offer acupuncture as an alternative therapy for pain management helping in the recovery process or after completing an addiction programme. This is because there are many ways in which this method can help bolster your long-term addiction recovery.

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