Restore Balance Naturally
Restore Balance Naturally

What is NADA?

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) is, "a not-for-profit training and advocacy organization, encourages community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster & emotional trauma. We work to improve access and effectiveness of care through promoting policies and practices which integrate NADA-style treatment with other Western behavioral health modalities." info from

What is the NADA protocol?

The protocol involves the placement of small, sterilized, disposable stainless steel needles in five specific locations on each ear of a client receiving treatment.  Treatment is typically completed in a  group setting on a regular basis and lasts 30-45 minutes per session.  During sessions, little interaction between the client and provider occurs and is mostly non-verbal.  The NADA Acu-Detox protocol has been successful in reducing cravings for addictions including drugs and alcohol and lessening withdrawal symptoms.  Clients report being more relaxed and comfortable after receiving this treatment.

Informational Video on Auricular Acupuncture


Radio Show - WEPM 1340 AM


Resources on Acupuncture and Addiction


Go to the Calendar section to view and register for NADA Specialist Training classes with Dr. Hisghman.


Please note that Dr. Hisghman is willing to travel to provide training onsite at your facility. 


Contact Us

Shenandoah Health Assoc Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic
132 S.Cameron Street

Winchester, Virginia


Phone: +1 540 667-7007+1 540 667-7007



Or use our contact form on the contacts page


Our practice will provide an insurance superbill for acupuncture patients to submit to their insurance carrier.   In order to best serve you we can verify your insurance benefits before you arrive. Please click on the link below and complete the online form. Someone from our office will contact you as soon as the benefits are established.


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Latest News

Dr. Hisghman and Turi Turkel present a seasonal balance on March 20th at Turiya Yoga Center in Berryville, VA. Details on the calendar page.  Sign up now.


Legacy Wellness Center is hosting an IAMHEART  meditation workshop on March 30 and 31.  See calendar page for info.






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