The “NADA” protocol is a simple, yet very powerful set of 5 points in the auricle (outer part) of the ear. “NADA” stands for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. This protocol is different from other acupuncture treatments in that there is no diagnostic procedure and the set of points is the same for everyone. This means that treatments can be done very quickly and can even be used when there is a language barrier. The treatment is also generally given in a group setting. The group setting helps to build support among those being treated and to ward of isolative tendencies.